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(KPLC Lake Charles)   The guy who booted the ambulance in New Orleans last week has been fired. His defense? He didn't know what an ambulance was. No really, that's his defense   (kplctv.com) divider line 124
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2012-12-06 09:21:17 PM

PreMortem: Akesha Allen is a private investigator and in September, she stopped to get a drink at Quicky's. Before getting out, she climbed to the back of the van to secure her equipment when it started shaking.

"I said, what are you doing? I'm not illegally parked. He goes, yes you are. You didn't pay the fee. I said I never got out of the van to pay the fee," Allen said about a $5 charge for parking in the lot.

So even if you patronize the store you have to pay a $5 parking fee? wtf? And then get shaken down for $115?

 I'd be trying to remove my boot with that guys face.


To be fair, it sounds like the fee is for non-patrons. The PI just got booted before even making it into the store.
 
2012-12-06 09:22:15 PM

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!



I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.
 
2012-12-06 09:24:14 PM
What ambulances in Mauritania look like.

Thank you. I was hoping for this post. I knew this guy would be from Senegal or a country inland from there or in the region, so I wasn't too far off. I know for a fact that they have amublances in Africa. However, Mauritania seems like a country that exemplifies "small government", where the local (private) ambulance service would not be immune to such a strong-arm racket.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-06 09:29:00 PM
ZAZ: Somebody had better have a big bribe handy to keep his booting license.

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Sounds like he doesn't actually have one, is just using some licensed company's name with his phone number.

Even better. Revoke the booting company's license. They probably have the same scam at dozens of locations.
 
2012-12-06 09:33:42 PM

Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.


I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)
 
2012-12-06 09:35:18 PM

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


Okay, but he's right.
 
2012-12-06 09:37:26 PM

you are a puppet: Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.

I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


Only against other Muslims. They can treat the rest of the world like crap.
 
2012-12-06 09:39:27 PM

you are a puppet: Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.

I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


Then what is it? Do they get here to America and just go apeshiat doing things they weren't allowed to do back home? Is it because they see it as victimizing Americans? Some Arabs took over a Taco Bell near here years back, and you would get tacos that smelled like bleach because they were bleaching their lettuce. I mean, how much can you be saving by doing that?
 
2012-12-06 09:39:40 PM

fusillade762: He saw the big flashing lights and thought it was the Emergency Doritos Delivery truck?


You need to patent this idea and sell it to Washington and Colorado.
 
2012-12-06 09:40:08 PM

Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.


Actually, the Asian driver stereotype comes from, in part, the fact that some Oriental countries number their houses in the order they were built, not their position on the street. In order to find an address there it's often a case of "stare, stare more, stop so you can stare, whoops you missed it back up," and people just take it as normal. That's why you get middle-aged Chinese women stopping in the middle of the damn road all of the sudden, or backing up in the travel lane in rush-hour traffic: they think it's perfectly okay and that other drivers will compensate. And as you can imagine, anyone who learned to drive in that type of environment is not going to be the most considerate of drivers.

As far as the "Arab convenience store owners are shiatty people" stereotype, this is one of those cases where the stereotype exists for a reason. Not all Arab store owners are pieces of crap, but whenever I've been in a store that has abusive pricing (slurpee refill costs more than getting a new one), questionable goods on the shelf (the not for individual resale thing), or just plain treats you harshly, roughly 80% of the time it's been run or managed by someone of decidedly Arab extraction. Why this is the case, I cannot say, but I can say that convenience stores run or managed by those of the Arab persuasion have a statistically higher chance of being awful places that ought to be shut down.
 
2012-12-06 09:43:49 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Fire him, and fire the guy who hired him!


Not fire them. Hang them. They are criminal scum.
 
2012-12-06 09:46:27 PM
http://instagram.com/p/SkshB8j_0b/

Hope that link works. Mobile phones make me dumb... among other things.
 
2012-12-06 09:52:30 PM

Apik0r0s: We've got a bunch of convenience stores/ gas stations run by Arabs around here now. They seem to all be scumbags. I had one call the cops on me claiming I didn't pay for gas. He was covering his ass because he missed a drive-off and tried (so stupidly) to hang it on the next guy to come through. Kind of easy to prove with an empty tank. Then they bought another store right near my house and they tried charging me more than the marked price on two separate occasions. They play dumb about everything. They've got all sorts of food in there that isn't marked for individual sale, and they love to put price tags over the Best By date. There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

The Indian kids who run the Citgo near me are awesome guys though and I happily shop there instead of handing money over to corporate outfits like QT.


I've read your comments in recent postings, the Israel/UN one for example, and you seem to love to generalize an ethnic group you don't like. You really are a racist bastard like others have pointed out.
 
2012-12-06 09:53:18 PM

yukichigai: Actually, the Asian driver stereotype comes from, in part, the fact that some Oriental countries number their houses in the order they were built, not their position on the street. In order to find an address there it's often a case of "stare, stare more, stop so you can stare, whoops you missed it back up," and people just take it as normal. That's why you get middle-aged Chinese women stopping in the middle of the damn road all of the sudden, or backing up in the travel lane in rush-hour traffic: they think it's perfectly okay and that other drivers will compensate. And as you can imagine, anyone who learned to drive in that type of environment is not going to be the most considerate of drivers.



I don't see that so much as they seem to be on the edge of control at 40mph. They weave uncertainly through a left turn, seem to be afraid to accelerate on ramps (get you killed quick in ATL) and just generally look like they expend all the effort of an F1 driver just going to the store. I was in China once when a Colonel I was with slammed on his brakes on the freeway, backed up on the freeway and hit his exit. He wasn't a bad driver, skill wise and I don't remember drivers over there being bad.
 
2012-12-06 09:56:25 PM
When did being a dumbass become grounds for getting fired in the US? I'm pretty sure firing someone for being a dumbass is some sort of discrimination. Or at least will be after his lawsuit
 
2012-12-06 09:57:58 PM

you are a puppet: I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


Actually, the prohibition against usury exists in Christianity and Judaism too:

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. (Exodus 22:25)

Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. (Leviticus 25:36)

Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. (Leviticus 25:37)

Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: (Deuteronomy 23:19)

Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. (Deuteronomy 23:20)

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:5)

He withholds his hand from sin and takes no usury or excessive interest. (Ezekiel 18:17)

Islam interprets "usury" as being the charging of any interest at all.

Judaism only interprets it as charging an exorbitant rate, but allows interest.

Christianity used to prohibit all interest at all, until the middle ages. That's why Jews became renowned as bankers, because they were allowed to charge interest, while Christians couldn't. One of the minor rulings of the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD was to prohibit clergy from loaning money for interest, although the biggest moment of it was in 1311 when Pope Clement V declared all charging of interest to be usury, and the practice banned throughout the entire Christian world, and declared all laws permitting it to be void.

However, the Protestant reformation meant less Papal power, and interest charged by Christians started to be tolerated by the 1620's, and eventually the Catholic Church just stopped arguing about it, although as recently as 1836, when Pope Gregory V published Vix Pervenit, the Church was still claiming that all forms of interest were the sin of usury.

When the Knights Templar established what was essentially the first banking network in Europe (you'd deposit your fortune with the Templars at one of their castles, in exchange for a letter which you could redeem at any other Templar castle for the equivalent amount of money), they came up with elaborate work-arounds on the prohibition on interest, like charging "rent" for the space that your money took up in their vaults.

So no, the concept of usury as a sin isn't unique to Islam.
 
2012-12-06 09:59:51 PM

ZAZ: Battery-powered angle grinder.

There is, or was, a British superhero called Angle Grinder Man who goes around freeing cars from bondage.


worldsuperheroregistry.com
 
2012-12-06 10:05:43 PM

Silverstaff: you are a puppet: I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)

Actually, the prohibition against usury exists in Christianity and Judaism too:

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. (Exodus 22:25)

Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. (Leviticus 25:36)

Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. (Leviticus 25:37)

Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: (Deuteronomy 23:19)

Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. (Deuteronomy 23:20)

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:5)

He withholds his hand from sin and takes no usury or excessive interest. (Ezekiel 18:17)

Islam interprets "usury" as being the charging of any interest at all.

Judaism only interprets it as charging an exorbitant rate, but allows interest.

Christianity used to prohibit all interest at all, until the middle ages. That's why Jews became renowned as bankers, because they were allowed to charge interest, while Christians couldn't. One of the minor rulings of the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD was to prohibit clergy from loaning money for interest, although the biggest moment of it was in 1311 when Pope Clement V declared all charging of interest to be usury, and the practice banned throughout the entire Christian world, and declared all laws permitting it to be void.

However, the Protestant reformation meant less Papal power, and interest charged by Christian ...


You're talking about some really old shiat. Today, what religions consider usury a sin?
 
2012-12-06 10:09:44 PM

gilgigamesh: In case it wasn't obvious, I can personally attest that the guys who run this store and pretty much anyone who patronizes it entire city and anyone that goes there are scum.

The world would be a better place if the doors were barred during peak business hours city was barricaded and it was burned to the ground.


/fixed it.
 
2012-12-06 10:11:07 PM
As a Muslim, I can say that is Muslim culture, we strive to follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (s). He was considered an exceedingly fair and trustworthy man in his time, a businessman but one of exemplary honesty. That's the bottom line.

I can't speak for Arab people (or Africans for that matter), because I'm not Arab, but they obviously have a reputation that we all know about. God help me if I sound racist, but it's not totally undeserved.

Maybe I shouldn't rant about this on Fark, but as an American, people from Muslim countries (and many others) tend to always want to bend the rules, get a sweetheart deal, and generally cut corners as much as possible to make life as easy and expense-free as possible. A lot of people from the so-called "third world" have no problem nickel-and-diming people and breaking basic rules or decorum such as double-parking people and jaywalking. Plenty of Americans will behave this way as well, of course.

On the other hand, some of the same people can be among the nicest and most honest you'll meet.

Like I said, in this guy's home country, which looks like a small government paradise, what ambulances they do have are often privately run and are not immune from the bribes and extortion rackets that probably tipify daily life there.
 
2012-12-06 10:13:28 PM

Apik0r0s: I was in China once when a Colonel I was with slammed on his brakes on the freeway, backed up on the freeway and hit his exit. He wasn't a bad driver, skill wise and I don't remember drivers over there being bad.


Because, if you do hit him, it's YOUR ass!

Unless, I guess, you're a general or a party boss.
 
2012-12-06 10:17:26 PM

fiver5: 1861


Interesting year to choose.
 
2012-12-06 10:17:37 PM
If I had that boot put on unfairly, I would call a tow truck to come and lift me and drop me off at my house, and get to work on the boot with an angle grinder. Then I would take another vehicle there and do it again and again and again, until they ran out of boots. Those things have to be pricey. The lulz would make it all worth it.

How dare you bypass my scam!
 
2012-12-06 10:19:49 PM

megarian: fusillade762: He saw the big flashing lights and thought it was the Emergency Doritos Delivery truck?

You need to patent this idea and sell it to Washington and Colorado.


EMT

Emergency Munchies Technician

Book it. Done
 
2012-12-06 10:23:01 PM
ICE jumps on the fool who booted the ambulance for not having the legal right to work in the US, but takes no action against the douchebag who illegally hired the worker? Why not? I wouldn't be surprised if he was also paying less than minimum wage, like many other employers of illegals.
 
2012-12-06 10:26:24 PM

you are a puppet: You're talking about some really old shiat. Today, what religions consider usury a sin?


Christianity, Catholicism: Vix Pervenit: On Usury and Other Dishonest Profit (1836, Pope Gregory V) (Interpreted as charging any interest on any loan)

Christianity, Orthodox: Link (Considers it a sin, but a minor and unavoidable one in the modern day)

Christianity, Protestant (Calvinist): Link (That includes Presbyterian and some branches of Baptist)

Judaism: Link (Interpreted as charging excessive interest on a loan)

Islam: Link (Interpreted as charging any interest on a loan)

Hinduism: Link (Currently interpreted as charging more than the socially accepted rate of interest)

Buddhism: Link (Also interpreted as charging more than the socially accepted rate of interest)

Shinto: Link (Interpreted as charging a "high" rate of interest.)
 
2012-12-06 10:35:46 PM
Well, the taking of hostages is permitted in Islam. So they were taking the ambulance hostage in exchange for a fee.
 
2012-12-06 10:37:17 PM
This is hearsay from when I lived in Georgia years ago, but I recall hearing stories about many of the immigrant owned businesses being "sold" dirt cheap to relatives fresh into the country just about the time when the tax breaks for being owned by an immigrant would be wearing off, so the new owner could apply for them again.

/I have no evidence for what I posted
//Having seen a few of these businesses first hand, I have an easy time believing it
 
2012-12-06 10:52:23 PM

Arumat: This is hearsay from when I lived in Georgia years ago, but I recall hearing stories about many of the immigrant owned businesses being "sold" dirt cheap to relatives fresh into the country just about the time when the tax breaks for being owned by an immigrant would be wearing off, so the new owner could apply for them again.

/I have no evidence for what I posted
//Having seen a few of these businesses first hand, I have an easy time believing it



That sounds like something Mitt Romney would do.
 
2012-12-06 11:05:46 PM

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


Try dictionary.com, its free, you retarded chimp.
 
2012-12-06 11:09:27 PM
About 50% of the convenience stores in New Orleans are Arab-owned, and I'm sorry to say that nearly all them are sketchy. All the things mentioned in this thread are commonplace - stickers over expiration dates, prices that change depending on who is behind the counter, etc.

I know the store in question, and the owners did have a legit beef with drivers parking and then spending the whole day in the criminal court across the street. I'm fine with this. What pisses me off is that these people are booting vehicles that don't deserve to be booted, and then extorting money because people typically need their cars immediately. That's just...wrong.

As an added annoyance (though not shady), many don't sell alcohol not because they can't, but because they object to it.

It's New Orleans. Even the farking corner deli sells Jack Daniel's. But again, that's just annoying, not sleazy. Still, one wonders how they can object so strongly to alcohol that they'll miss the huge profits from it, but have absolutely zero ethics in every other aspect of the business.
 
2012-12-06 11:12:19 PM

dickfreckle: About 50% of the convenience stores in New Orleans are Arab-owned, and I'm sorry to say that nearly all them are sketchy. All the things mentioned in this thread are commonplace - stickers over expiration dates, prices that change depending on who is behind the counter, etc.

I know the store in question, and the owners did have a legit beef with drivers parking and then spending the whole day in the criminal court across the street. I'm fine with this. What pisses me off is that these people are booting vehicles that don't deserve to be booted, and then extorting money because people typically need their cars immediately. That's just...wrong.

As an added annoyance (though not shady), many don't sell alcohol not because they can't, but because they object to it.

It's New Orleans. Even the farking corner deli sells Jack Daniel's. But again, that's just annoying, not sleazy. Still, one wonders how they can object so strongly to alcohol that they'll miss the huge profits from it, but have absolutely zero ethics in every other aspect of the business.



My Indian friends who run a store by me explained that they don't make money on anything they sell except lottery tickets. Gas breaks even, keeping fresh foodstuffs around actually costs them money. They make a very small amount on gas and alcohol. The lottery is the only thing they really profit on.
 
2012-12-06 11:15:05 PM
Bring da amber lamps
 
2012-12-06 11:19:33 PM

Apik0r0s: We've got a bunch of convenience stores/ gas stations run by Arabs around here now. They seem to all be scumbags. I had one call the cops on me claiming I didn't pay for gas. He was covering his ass because he missed a drive-off and tried (so stupidly) to hang it on the next guy to come through. Kind of easy to prove with an empty tank. Then they bought another store right near my house and they tried charging me more than the marked price on two separate occasions. They play dumb about everything. They've got all sorts of food in there that isn't marked for individual sale, and they love to put price tags over the Best By date. There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

The Indian kids who run the Citgo near me are awesome guys though and I happily shop there instead of handing money over to corporate outfits like QT.


Why the fark do you continue to GO there? Are you Rain Man or something?
 
2012-12-06 11:19:38 PM

Mixolydian Master: If I had that boot put on unfairly, I would call a tow truck to come and lift me and drop me off at my house, and get to work on the boot with an angle grinder. Then I would take another vehicle there and do it again and again and again, until they ran out of boots. Those things have to be pricey. The lulz would make it all worth it.

How dare you bypass my scam!


Came here to say exactly this. Local flatbed tow: maybe $60 vs Boothole scam: $110 (i think it was). Take your car home and remove the boot with whatever tools you prefer. That leaves you $50 and 500 karma richer.
 
2012-12-06 11:21:00 PM
People need to organize a flash mob of parkers and just leave for 15 minutes. He can't possibly have enough boots for everyone.
 
2012-12-06 11:22:34 PM

LevonLongoria: Why the fark do you continue to GO there? Are you Rain Man or something?


I went there two or three times. I make a real effort to eat and shop with locals, instead of corporate chains. I try to give the benefit of the doubt.
 
2012-12-06 11:25:13 PM

you are a puppet: Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.

I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


But if your customers are a bunch of filthy kuffir, then you can cheat them as much as you want.

And usury is charging too much interest, or in the case of Islam, charging any interest at all. Hence the creation of sharia-compliant financing by a number of banks.
 
2012-12-06 11:26:27 PM

you are a puppet: Apik0r0s: Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


I can't help it if they act the way they do. And I can't help noticing it. I see what I see. I wonder more at the reason behind it than whether or not it's true. Does Arab/Muslim culture make it acceptable to do business like this?

After I moved to Atlanta, I noticed that the people in traffic every day who were trying to kill me were almost always young black women. A racist would simply dismiss them as stupid, but I kept wondering about it, knowing full well that young black women are just as intelligent as any other subset of humanity. I wondered about it for years and then a black woman co-worker said to another girl that she didn't even own a car until she was 25. And that seems to be my answer: that black women are less likely to begin driving at 15 or 16 and their skills therefore suffer. May explain some of the stereotypes about Asian drivers too, learning late.

I'm pretty sure Islam is actually the only religion where where unethical business is a flat out sin (usury)


Not if you are doing business with infidels.
 
2012-12-06 11:28:06 PM

dickfreckle: It's New Orleans. Even the farking corner deli sells Jack Daniel's. But again, that's just annoying, not sleazy. Still, one wonders how they can object so strongly to alcohol that they'll miss the huge profits from it, but have absolutely zero ethics in every other aspect of the business.


Arab ethics are very different from Western ones. They aren't better or worse, just different.

/Muslim non-Arabs don't have the same ethics as Arabs do.
 
2012-12-06 11:29:02 PM
In my city, there's an Arab last name that always seems to pop up in negative ways every once in a while. Most recent was a used car dealer indicted for structuring over 400k to avoid IRS notification.
 
2012-12-06 11:31:04 PM

Sid_6.7: Apik0r0s: There seems to be no ethics in the Arab world when it comes to business.

Hey, look, you're a piece of sh*t racist!


To be fair it's not just Arab's. Most urban gas station have shiatty business practices.
 
2012-12-06 11:31:50 PM
Nothing in the article makes sense. Even ignoring the stupidity of booting an ambulance, you're supposed to pay $5 to park while you walk inside a convenience store? And the store can boot your car as soon as you pull in, before you pay the $5, and then charge you more than the law allows to get it unbooted?

Booting never made much sense to me anyway. "We don't want you parked there, and our solution is to make sure you can't move your car". If you don't want them parked there, tow the car.

Regardless, once people know it'll cost them over $100 every time they go to your store, nobody who owns a car is going to go, and your only customers will be low-lifes who can't afford a car.
 
2012-12-06 11:48:10 PM
Wow. Enough with the racist nonsense against Arabs and/or Muslims.

The great thing about our country is the wide availability of choice. If you think that a store is practicing "shady" stuff, then don't shop there. You can also make a complaint to a government agency for some of the things mentioned here (like if they sell expired food.)
 
2012-12-07 12:01:40 AM
Farking useless younger kids, use a lock pick set and some graphite the boot is off in under 5 mins.


///wolverines!!!!!
 
2012-12-07 12:06:38 AM

JuggleGeek: Regardless, once people know it'll cost them over $100 every time they go to your store, nobody who owns a car is going to go, and your only customers will be low-lifes who can't afford a car.


You just perfectly described the store in question from... *checks profile*... Dallas. You, sir, are a wizard.
 
2012-12-07 12:07:19 AM

BarkingUnicorn: ICE detained the guy after the local cops cited him. He was here on a tourist visa, not a work visa.

This would make a great Simpsons episode.


i.imgur.com 

"Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense! it's one of their proudest traditions!"
 
2012-12-07 12:27:51 AM

He_Hate_Me: BarkingUnicorn: ICE detained the guy after the local cops cited him. He was here on a tourist visa, not a work visa.

This would make a great Simpsons episode.

[i.imgur.com image 500x361] 

"Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense! it's one of their proudest traditions!"


Fan-farking-tastic!
 
2012-12-07 12:52:45 AM
Erm, excuse me whilst I call "Is there a friggin' herd of purebred Angus cattle in your store, because I can smell the bullshiat nearly a thousand miles away" on that claim that he didn't know what an ambulance was.

Folks in Mauritania know what an ambulance is (even if they are privately run). Folks in Dirkadirkastan and Upper Slobovia know what ambulances are. AMISH know what ambulances are. There are probably undiscovered indigenous nations in the depths of the highlands of Papua New Guinea who, despite being so isolated that they have never personally seen an ambulance, have at least heard of stories of strange wheeled boxes called "ambulances" (that make utterly obnoxious noises) from the folks in the village three day's travel across the pig trail who knew someone who saw one of the Noisy Wheeled Boxes Called Ambulances once in Port Moresby taking someone to this place called "hospital".

The only possible way his employees would NOT know what an ambulance was are the following situations:

a) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a pool of feral children being raised by camels in the wilds of the Sahel, in which case the staff are commended for at least having learned how NOT to relieve themselves on the floor or spit at the customers.

b) Somehow he is hiring exclusively from a hitherto-undocumented and uncontacted tribe of particularly hermit-like Tuareg who have somehow been the sole people not to hit upon the major trade routes in the past thousand years or so, in which case they are to be commended for knowing that a camel is not normally used as an item of trade in Louisiana and for being quite possibly the last remaining band of Tuareg to convert from the pre-Abrahamic "Old Religion". (Perhaps they would be better served writing guides on the Old Ways catering to neopagans.)

c) Somehow he has obtained an exclusive contract with the Nouakchott Care-Home For The Mentally Stupid (motto: "When You're Too Goddamn Dumb To Be Classified As Mentally Retarded, You Can Count To Potato Here"), in which case he is to be commended for hiring the otherwise unemployable and they are to be commended for not relieving themselves on the floor or spitting at the customers. However, we do wish the proprietor would find a HIGHER class of intellectually challenged individuals to put in the employ--perhaps some of the residents of the local "Lifelong Learning Center" whom, even despite the adversity of having IQ levels in the sub-50 range, still know what the derpityfark an ambulance is.

Seriously, about the ONLY way you don't know what the hell an ambulance is involves some pretty high levels of isolation from the rest of the world that make working at a glorified 7-Eleven Not A Realistic Prospect For Employment.
 
2012-12-07 12:58:07 AM

BarkingUnicorn: ICE detained the guy after the local cops cited him. He was here on a tourist visa, not a work visa.

This would make a great Simpsons episode.


under the newest regulations the employers is in deep immagration law poopykacka because of

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