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(My Fox Boston)   Sorry we served you a "broken" cheeseburger little girl. Here, munch on these fries and I'll get somebody to fix it for you. (Chili's will be closed while we clean up all the dust in here)   (myfoxboston.com) divider line 208
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2013-03-27 06:33:06 PM
what i would have done if i was there?

oh the soda made your teef cold?  well that's TOO FREAKIN BAD!!

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2013-03-27 07:20:25 PM
This was all over Facebook the other day.  Little autistic girl crying over a broken (cut in half) burger.  Waitress decides to help out before the girl had a major freak out.

Then it was time for Wapner.
 
2013-03-27 08:18:46 PM
Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?
 
2013-03-27 08:47:00 PM
It's Chili's - how would you know if they served you a dog-turd sandwich instead of their "food"...?
 
2013-03-27 08:49:48 PM
Meh, it was a nice gesture, but hardly enough to get me verklempt.
 
2013-03-27 09:02:56 PM
Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?
 
2013-03-27 09:03:49 PM
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/But seriously, good for the Chili's staff.
 
2013-03-27 09:11:53 PM
My office is probably two miles or less from this place. And I like to patronize local businesses that contribute to their community. So good on you, Chili's of Midvale. But there ain't a chance I'm eating at your shiatbag restaurant.
 
2013-03-27 09:24:23 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


I'm all for baby cages and work camps. You only free them to mow the lawn, the dishes, sweeping, mopping, dusting, and all the other chores that my dad didn't want to do.

"A dishwasher? Why do you think we had you and your sister? To do everything we don't want to do. So get to it boy"
 
2013-03-27 09:28:02 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


No.
Trying to troll that issue with your post is not cool.
 
2013-03-27 09:48:28 PM

GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?


Yes.
 
2013-03-27 10:38:50 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.
 
2013-03-27 10:50:23 PM

GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?


I hope it is the kind of "promotional" shiat that Google's threatening to ban from Google News.
 
2013-03-27 11:16:36 PM
What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.
 
2013-03-27 11:18:56 PM
Can't they vaccinate you against that sort of thing?
 
2013-03-27 11:19:15 PM
But how come this

"We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"


didn't also trigger the "not my usual routine" tantrum?
 
2013-03-27 11:19:41 PM
I mean, seriously, there are burger juices all over some cutting board somewhere, rather than in the meat.
 
2013-03-27 11:20:45 PM
 

GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?


Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!
 
2013-03-27 11:21:53 PM
Awferchrissakes! Good for Chili's. Y'all made a frustrated little girl's day brighter. Good on you. Seriously.
 
2013-03-27 11:22:23 PM
Door's broken:

www.ejectejecteject.com
 
2013-03-27 11:22:52 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Cages? How barbaric. I prefer my autistic children to be free range.
 
2013-03-27 11:23:01 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Have you ever tried to get a full 20 hour workday out of an autistic child? Can't be done.
 
2013-03-27 11:24:46 PM
Sure that's not the remnants of your brain, subby?
LOL DUST IN HERE
 
2013-03-27 11:25:41 PM

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.


Am I allowed to find that funny?
 
2013-03-27 11:27:22 PM

Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.


You wouldnt see my favorite independent TexMex place (you've never heard of it) pulling that kind of crap.
 
2013-03-27 11:27:42 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: My office is probably two miles or less from this place. And I like to patronize local businesses that contribute to their community. So good on you, Chili's of Midvale. But there ain't a chance I'm eating at your shiatbag restaurant.


So I take it she doesn't attend here.
 
2013-03-27 11:27:44 PM
Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.
 
2013-03-27 11:29:06 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: Door's broken:

[www.ejectejecteject.com image 662x933]


Damn you!  Faster and functional person!
 
2013-03-27 11:29:21 PM
Great, a juiceless, dry burger. If I wanted a hockey puck, I'd have ordered something from Chili's. Oh, wait.
 
2013-03-27 11:29:28 PM
Good for them. It's always nice to hear stories about appropriate customer service and positive treatment of people with disabilities. Makes for a nice break from reading about awful stuff.
 
2013-03-27 11:30:01 PM
Next up : Why autistic children are the basis for the new Mars colony.
 
2013-03-27 11:30:01 PM
These "dusty" headlines don't always deliver.
 
2013-03-27 11:31:36 PM

dstanley: Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.

Am I allowed to find that funny?


I don't know if you are, but I sure as hell did.
 
2013-03-27 11:32:09 PM

TomD9938: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

You wouldnt see my favorite independent TexMex place (you've never heard of it) pulling that kind of crap.


Who orders a hamburger in a Tex-Mex restaurant?

Also: hipster-like typing detected.
 
2013-03-27 11:33:12 PM

BarkingUnicorn: GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

I hope it is the kind of "promotional" shiat that Google's threatening to ban from Google News.


By "Threatening to Ban" I'm sure you mean "Determining how to earn Revenue"
 
2013-03-27 11:34:39 PM

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.


Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.  They make comments that they clearly think only the people beside them can hear, but they're basically yelling.
 
2013-03-27 11:38:54 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo:
Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.  They make comments that they clearly think only the people beside them can hear, but they're basically yelling.

My racist Texan grandmother had excellent hearing but she was just a loudmouth evil biatch. She'd come up to Canada to visit and appall everyone.
 
2013-03-27 11:41:18 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Awferchrissakes! Good for Chili's. Y'all made a frustrated little girl's day brighter. Good on you. Seriously.


This. Even if it's good publicity for the chain, so what? It's for a good reason. And the publicity means other people get to learn about how to handle similar situations. It is a win for everybody.

/Except the broken hamburger.
//Poor broken hamburger...
 
2013-03-27 11:43:02 PM
... and that is how you build some customer loyalty
 
2013-03-27 11:45:37 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: But how come this

"We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"


didn't also trigger the "not my usual routine" tantrum?


Maybe because there was no tantrum in the first place?  According to TFA she simply refused to eat the burger and didn't say anything about it until her sister asked.  If the fries upset her routine she probably just didn't eat them like the first burger.
 
2013-03-27 11:46:14 PM

BarkingUnicorn: GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

I hope it is the kind of "promotional" shiat that Google's threatening to ban from Google News.


Gotta love the for-profit company getting all self-righteous that someone else might be making a profit.  Almost as precious as the for-profit New York Times arguing in favor of laws which would ban unions and political activist groups from making political speech while exempting them.
 
2013-03-27 11:47:04 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: www.ejectejecteject.com


well I see I have nothing left to contribute
 
2013-03-27 11:47:20 PM

thisisarepeat: dstanley: Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.

Am I allowed to find that funny?

I don't know if you are, but I sure as hell did.


She's long dead, so we can consider it funny.  At the time, about 20% of our congregation was African American and you can't really stop a Catholic mass to explain that your crazy racist grandmother has had three strokes and no longer has a filter on anything she says.  So at the time - not funny.  Now?  Slightly funny.
 
2013-03-27 11:47:37 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Better than the ones where the Farkers all claim Autism isn't real, doesn't have a variety of symptoms, and that anyone claiming to be autistic who isn't exactly like their friend's brother's cousin they met one time is a big fat phoney.

Lsherm: fart audibly while shopping,

I do that.  There is nothing wrong with farting.
 
2013-03-27 11:48:10 PM
I can't read that article without assuming the manager sounded like Will Ferrell doing that sarcasm for training dogs.

"I heard we gave you a broken cheeseburger! I am so sorry about that," Bradley Cottermole said sarcastically to the child. "We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"
 
2013-03-27 11:48:52 PM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Shouldn't be.

Those threads' topics are usually about douchebag parents who are inconsiderate to strangers that take their wildly disruptive kids to places they shouldn't.

This little girls was behaved, just odd.  Anyone taking offense to the people in the article is "off the ranch" as it were.
 
2013-03-27 11:48:54 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.


She wasn't Southern, just racist.  In the 80's, most really old people were regardless of geographical location.
 
2013-03-27 11:50:20 PM

omeganuepsilon: Those threads' topics are usually about douchebag parents who are inconsiderate to strangers by taking their wildly disruptive kids to places they shouldn't.


FTFM
 
2013-03-27 11:51:33 PM
TFA: The kindness didn't stop there. The restaurant manager soon appeared at their table, kneeled down and apologized to Arianna for giving her a broken cheeseburger.
"I heard we gave you a broken cheeseburger! I am so sorry about that," Bradley Cottermole said to the child. "We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"


eddyphillips.blog.com

In case you're too young
 
2013-03-27 11:53:59 PM

SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty


Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.
 
2013-03-27 11:56:55 PM
Is it bad that I find the sarcastic comments in this thread far more heartwarming than TFA?
 
2013-03-27 11:57:44 PM
one time I told my mom and sister I took some autism test on the intranets and scored high. like, really high.

they gave me a look of pity and I'm all like "uh....oh.'

thank goodness this wasn't a 'thing' in the 70s
 
2013-03-27 11:58:09 PM

Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.


Ug. A food snob.

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2013-03-28 12:00:26 AM
Well I thought it was a cute story.
 
2013-03-28 12:01:41 AM

omeganuepsilon: Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.

Ug. A food snob.


Well I guess someone's gotta like Chili's. After all they're still around. Believe me I'm not picky about food but their food is incredibly greasy and salty.
 
2013-03-28 12:01:53 AM
How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.
 
2013-03-28 12:02:31 AM

Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.


On the other hand, the autistic girl in the story will eat it. And that's huge. Autistic kids can be very, very picky about what they eat. So, the family has a restaurant they can go to, which is autism-friendly, and provides social stimuli (which I imagine is important). That's a winning combination, right there. Even if the food really is shiat.

/Has friends with autistic kids.
//Tries to read up.
 
2013-03-28 12:04:10 AM

Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.


Good god, no one cares.
 
2013-03-28 12:05:07 AM

Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.


Well, you're not going to waste good food on an autistic kid!
 
2013-03-28 12:05:19 AM
When she asked Arianna why she wasn't eating, she said her burger was "broken" and that she needed one that was fixed.

Sorry, darlin. Its not the burger that is broken.
 
2013-03-28 12:05:22 AM
Lucky she didn't tell them about the broken coke!

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2013-03-28 12:09:59 AM

dstanley: Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.

Am I allowed to find that funny?


I certainly did. I can relate.

I take my 86-year-old grandmother for a walk to the neighborhood park nearly every day. Occasionally the local little leagues are playing baseball there and I used to take her to watch them. Until one day as we were sitting among the parents on the bleachers, my sweet-looking, white-haired, little-ol' grandma starts saying things like "That kid is SO FAT", or "That boy looks like a little girl," or "There's only one blond kid out there with all those Mexican kids".

Now I bypass the baseball diamond and head straight down to the playground, where I can sit her on a bench out of earshot of others.

Doesn't always work, however. Last week she was watching this very nice family, the father rough housing with his three rambuctious boys, the pregnant mother looking on and laughing. This nice family wandered to within hearing distance of us, and my grandma -- timing as impeccable as always -- blurts out "Look at that woman, has three young kids and is already pregnant with another one."

I think I'm going to start taking her to the cemetery on the other side of the park. She'll probably never notice the difference
 
2013-03-28 12:10:33 AM
Couple months ago, the gf and I went to a Chili's for the first time in years.  We both had "meh" memories of the chain, but it was late, we were hungry, and we'd just been given a Chili's gift card by a well-meaning but slightly out-of-touch relative who doesn't dine out often.  So we figured, eh, they haven't burned down the kitchen or been closed for health violations, how bad could it be?

The steaks were okay and forgettable.  The appetizer was exactly the same as in any other uberchain.

The rice-and-veggie side dish was farking amazing.  We have no idea how a mere mortal fry cook pulled that off.  I think it had unicorn tears as a garnish.  Easily the tastiest thing we ate that day, possibly that whole damned week.

Still haven't been back because, well, Chili's.  But occasionally they get it very very right.
 
2013-03-28 12:13:18 AM

RKade: How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.


Yeah, that doesn't happen nearly as often as people think it does.  I worked in several restaurants when I was younger, never once did I see anyone spit in a customer's food.  Even when I worked fast food and no one there gave a shiat about their job because it payed lousy and 90% of the customers were assholes, it never happened.  Worst thing I've ever seen was messing someone's food up on purpose because they were a dick, but even that was rare because it usually meant you had to deal with them again when they complained.
 
2013-03-28 12:14:40 AM

Iworkformsn: Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.

Good god, no one cares.


This!!!

I don't mind if someone I know says they don't like X.  In that case it's rational, because if he says nothing we might go there.  But on the internet, it just sounds like irrational hate like he wants to ruin their business, as if they stuck the food they spit on directly up his ass, but the real problem was the loooong wait.

I could care less what their food is like, I ate there once so long ago I honestly can't remember it.  They obviously make good money doing what they do, more power to them.  That, and even chains can get stuck in a rut with bad management/employees or honest oversight.

Anyone who's got to go on that "ew they taste like dogshiat" rant on the internet has issues.

Don't like it?  Fine, don't go.
 
2013-03-28 12:15:07 AM
People that blubber over a Chili's commercial need to be maced.
 
2013-03-28 12:16:47 AM

Oznog: TFA: The kindness didn't stop there. The restaurant manager soon appeared at their table, kneeled down and apologized to Arianna for giving her a broken cheeseburger.
"I heard we gave you a broken cheeseburger! I am so sorry about that," Bradley Cottermole said to the child. "We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"



In case you're too young


Damnit, you beat me to the Python reference!
 
2013-03-28 12:20:44 AM

Lsherm: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.

She wasn't Southern, just racist.  In the 80's, most really old people were regardless of geographical location.


Hell, go to Boston or Detroit or anywhere in Minnesota.  I think "The South" lost its copyright on "racism" (in quotes because the below average half actually mean "bigot" unless they are talking about a nazi or an asian) due to lack of protection.  Like what happened with cellophane.
 
2013-03-28 12:23:06 AM

Omahawg: one time I told my mom and sister I took some autism test on the intranets and scored high. like, really high.

they gave me a look of pity and I'm all like "uh....oh.'

thank goodness this wasn't a 'thing' in the 70s


not a thing, kinda like the internet in the 70s
 
2013-03-28 12:24:41 AM
I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.
 
2013-03-28 12:28:23 AM

thisisarepeat: dstanley: Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.

Am I allowed to find that funny?

I don't know if you are, but I sure as hell did.


www.screeninsults.com

Your grandma was awesome in Blazing Saddles, too.
 
2013-03-28 12:31:48 AM

eggrolls: Your grandma was awesome in Blazing Saddles, too.


Please, my grandmother was older and more racist than anything in Blazing Saddles.
 
2013-03-28 12:33:44 AM

Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.


Good logic, bro. Because someone will be an asshole at some point, everyone should be assholes all the time so they get used to it. Suck it up, disabled people.
 
2013-03-28 12:34:00 AM

thisisarepeat: Omahawg: one time I told my mom and sister I took some autism test on the intranets and scored high. like, really high.

they gave me a look of pity and I'm all like "uh....oh.'

thank goodness this wasn't a 'thing' in the 70s

not a thing, kinda like the internet in the 70s


it was all very punch cardy until they unveiled the PET
 
2013-03-28 12:35:14 AM

Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.


So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.
 
2013-03-28 12:36:10 AM

Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.


Not sure if serious or concern troll.  It sounds like the 7-year-old girl in question is doing fairly well in learning to deal with public life, and I've known plenty of older neurotypical kids to fly into a tantrum for just such issues as incorrectly-cut cheeseburgers.  From the limited description of her in the article, she sounds like she's a (DSM-IV) HFA and will probably be able to usefully hold down a job that meets certain criteria, but trying to accommodate a child who's in an already stressful situation is hardly pandering.
 
2013-03-28 12:45:50 AM
Pshaw.  Everyone knows children are a drain and when unborn are a parasite and they are precious little snowflakes and crotch droppings and shouldn't be on airplanes, because we are all wise and dark and worldly.  Amirite?
 
2013-03-28 12:49:35 AM

SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty


Little girl will go there until she dies, or restaurant has to close, newspaper will cover it regardless.
 
2013-03-28 12:50:25 AM

Genevieve Marie: Because someone will be an asshole at some point, everyone should be assholes all the time so they get used to it.


Funny, I frequently think this happens to me on a daily basis.  People really are ruder than they were 30 years ago.
 
2013-03-28 12:52:02 AM

Morning Coffee: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.


Oh, I do, quite often.  But when I get pickles on my burger, I don't freak out.  I pick them off and tip less.

I adapt.
 
2013-03-28 01:01:03 AM

Infernalist: Morning Coffee: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.

Oh, I do, quite often.  But when I get pickles on my burger, I don't freak out.  I pick them off and tip less.

I adapt.


Ah, so that's you!?

You are the reason service people feel they can fark up and it's no big deal. Thanks for breeding poor service, douche bag!

If I am paying for a service, they had better live up to the contract.  Treat them like a charity case and they'll put in that much effort.  Pretty soon they'll just expect people to walk in, drop off money, and then leave.  If there were enough of you around, they would already be doing that.
 
2013-03-28 01:05:00 AM
Kind of surprised this isn't here yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV7CVKiUJ84


The food is problematic.
 
2013-03-28 01:05:15 AM
Oh god, now it's a tipping thread. Everyone out of the pool...
 
2013-03-28 01:06:29 AM

UsikFark: Oh god, now it's a tipping thread. Everyone out of the pool...


It's not my fault.
 
2013-03-28 01:08:33 AM

Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.


You are actually right. Austistic kids need to learn how to adapt to situations that aren't exactly what they want. But it is very very hard for them to do that, and they need years of work with therapists, not to just be thrown into a situation and told to deal.

The mom taking her kid out might very well have been working on something else with her kid at the time. Honestly, the kid just not eating instead of having a tantrum sounds like some hard eork has been paying off.
 
2013-03-28 01:10:47 AM
And then the staff partied until dawn on an 8 ball of coke and somehow all managed to sleep with somebody different...though Abigail the hostess had to be passed around 3 times on account of Mindy and Tabitha calling in sick that evening.. THE END.
 
2013-03-28 01:13:25 AM

omeganuepsilon: Infernalist: Morning Coffee: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.

Oh, I do, quite often.  But when I get pickles on my burger, I don't freak out.  I pick them off and tip less.

I adapt.

Ah, so that's you!?

You are the reason service people feel they can fark up and it's no big deal. Thanks for breeding poor service, douche bag!

If I am paying for a service, they had better live up to the contract.  Treat them like a charity case and they'll put in that much effort.  Pretty soon they'll just expect people to walk in, drop off money, and then leave.  If there were enough of you around, they would already be doing that.


You don't like pickles?!  Well go rape mentally handicapped kids somewhere else then, you pickle hating piece of shiat!
 
2013-03-28 01:14:00 AM

Krieghund: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

You are actually right. Austistic kids need to learn how to adapt to situations that aren't exactly what they want. But it is very very hard for them to do that, and they need years of work with therapists, not to just be thrown into a situation and told to deal.

The mom taking her kid out might very well have been working on something else with her kid at the time. Honestly, the kid just not eating instead of having a tantrum sounds like some hard eork has been paying off.


I appreciate your lack of snark.  I actually wasn't referring to the kid in the article at all.  As you said, her lack of rage, screaming and flinging sharp utensils is a sign of some positive work.

I was merely speaking in general.
 
2013-03-28 01:15:21 AM

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.


That sounds like my grandma when she was still alive. She was super inappropriate in public except there was nothing wrong with her brain. She was just old and rude.
 
2013-03-28 01:18:35 AM
I once got a 'broken' cheeseburger at a McDonald's at O'Hare.  They gave me a burger with a bite out of it and then gave me a hard time when I tried to return it, because that's what I like doing on layovers is standing in line to get a burger, then surreptitiously taking a bite out of it, then walking up to the counter to get a new burger.  Woo hoo!  Look, I got a free bite out of a burger and I only had to wait in line at a busy international airport twice to get it!
 
2013-03-28 01:19:15 AM

thisisarepeat: You don't like pickles?!  Well go rape mentally handicapped kids somewhere else then, you pickle hating piece of shiat!


Wrong person.  I have no problem with pickles.

/tomatoes on the other hand
//that's what catsup is for
///to be honest though, some pickles are a bit on the ick side, limp so they don't necessarily bite cleanly, then they slide out of the burger like a ping pong ball out of Winnona Rider's...wait
////a good crisp dill though, maybe something a bit spicier on a relish tray(we always have a plate of olives/cellery/etc on big meals like Thanksgiving)
 
2013-03-28 01:24:08 AM
We had a similar incident at Outback, but it didn't turn out as well.  We ordered my autistic son macaroni and cheese, but when it came it was not regular macaroni noodles.  It was big penne pasta noodles, so of course he refused to eat it.  I asked the waitress if I could order him a cheeseburger instead, not asking for anything free or any special treatment.  She insisted on knowing "what was wrong" with the macaroni, and after I explained it to her, she freaked out, brought out her manager, who apologized, and made a huge embarrassing scene trying to ensure me that "that IS macaroni pasta!"  It was humiliating.  I just wanted a farking burger so the kid could eat, not a debate on whether or not penne pasta and macaroni are the same thing.  They were probably scared I was going to sue over some stupid $5 noodles.  I wasn't angry until they made a spectacle of my family and forced me to sit there in front of a restaurant full of people explaining that autistic children are often locked into certain foods/routines and can't be reasoned with.  I didn't want to draw any attention to my kid; thanks asshats.
 
2013-03-28 01:24:19 AM

katerbug72: Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.

That sounds like my grandma when she was still alive. She was super inappropriate in public except there was nothing wrong with her brain. She was just old and rude.


Its old people license.  They steal shiat too.  Its like being "gangsta" except they really don't have anything to lose and really don't give a shiat.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:45 AM
Except if you shoot one, you get in deep shiat.  And they know it.
 
2013-03-28 01:29:27 AM

RKade: How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.


I'm probably taking the bait here... but seriously, what kind of shiathole restaurants are you eating at? Any respectable restaurant would never allow such disgusting behavior. I certainly never allowed it in my restaurant. Try eating at places that actually cook and serve real food (you know, a place that actually has a CHEF) instead of, I don't know, Burger King or Waffle House.
 
2013-03-28 01:30:10 AM
i.crackedcdn.com
 
2013-03-28 01:30:21 AM
Hell, after being used to some of the interesting ways that ADULTS declare their food to be unsatisfactory and order it "sent back to the kitchen", I'm sure that this one was an EASY one for that waitress to sort out, comparatively.
 
2013-03-28 01:36:11 AM

Moonfisher: I just wanted a farking burger so the kid could eat, not a debate on whether or not penne pasta and macaroni are the same thing.


I wonder what those people's fark handles are.

/and yes, there is only one shape for macaroni in mac and cheese
///Shells or other pasta shapes/types are quite different can hold different amounts of water in the hollow spaces and screw up the cheesiness
//I'd be tempted to pitch a fit too
///Pro-Tip - if you're going to change up a dish like that, have a picture in your menu
 
2013-03-28 01:38:21 AM

omeganuepsilon: Infernalist: Morning Coffee: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.

Oh, I do, quite often.  But when I get pickles on my burger, I don't freak out.  I pick them off and tip less.

I adapt.

Ah, so that's you!?

You are the reason service people feel they can fark up and it's no big deal. Thanks for breeding poor service, douche bag!

If I am paying for a service, they had better live up to the contract.  Treat them like a charity case and they'll put in that much effort.  Pretty soon they'll just expect people to walk in, drop off money, and then leave.  If there were enough of you around, they would already be doing that.


Oh, what a surprise, one of the people who have absolutely no control over any aspect of their life to they love to bully servers about the goddamn piece of lettuce on their burger. Hey, farkheads, you have no idea the time, effort, and money that went into creating the dish that's on the menu. It's on the menu with those ingredients because that's what makes the dish taste good. I'm sorry you're a picky brat who has to berate the server and send complaints to the kitchen because in the midst of an 8-hour cooking shift with endless tickets printing, we made the dire mistake of putting the pickles on your burger.

Food allergy? We're willing to work around that within reason, but still, putting that kind of blind trust into faceless strangers (who are, as previously stated, swamped with food orders that are expected to be cooked and on the table within 15 minutes tops) is ignorant and Darwinism in action. But if you're just a picky brat who doesn't LIKE pickles? You're behaving even worse than the 7-year-old autistic child in the article about your food.

Learn how to cook, asshole. Otherwise, eat the food the way the chef intended it.
 
2013-03-28 01:38:30 AM
I've heard rumors this was a marketing campaign.
 
2013-03-28 01:40:20 AM

NephilimNexus: [i.crackedcdn.com image 548x411]


That's a different discussion, but pure win.  Teaching special = teaching entitled

Talk about spoiling kids.

Wonder if it's real, doesn't look shopped but could be a staged photo.
 
2013-03-28 01:40:42 AM

moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole. Otherwise, eat the food the way the chef intended it.


Do your job, wage slave. I'm paying you to make me a dinner I want to eat. I'm not paying you for your artistic vision. I'd buy a photograph if I wanted art, not something I'm going to shiat out in 24 hours.
 
2013-03-28 01:42:12 AM

NephilimNexus: [i.crackedcdn.com image 548x411]


Except you back there, kid who is chanting in Latin, hovering, and covered in electrical crackle. You are special.
 
2013-03-28 01:45:00 AM

moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole


Wow, I give the flagrant troll some hell, and all his brothers come out of the woodwork to jump on my cock.

Also, if Burger King can "make it my way", I'm pretty sure more quality places are fully capable.  It's not art, it's food, STFU and get back in the kitchen.
 
2013-03-28 01:45:12 AM

Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.


That was my first thought, who cuts a burger in half?
 
2013-03-28 01:47:43 AM

ReapTheChaos: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

That was my first thought, who cuts a burger in half?


Someone who thinks they're doing a kid a favor, because they think the kid won't be able to pick up the entire burger all at once.
 
2013-03-28 01:48:00 AM

ReapTheChaos: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

That was my first thought, who cuts a burger in half?


Some fast food joints will cut burgers in half for the elderly or small children upon request. There was an old couple who would order a Baconator and split it at the local Wendy's.
 
2013-03-28 01:48:51 AM
Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.
/So people are up in arms for a grocery store throwing food away with law enforcement a few days ago, but a bratty kid has a burger thrown away, just so its not cut in half, and thats ok?
 
2013-03-28 01:51:14 AM

base935: Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.
/So people are up in arms for a grocery store throwing food away with law enforcement a few days ago, but a bratty kid has a burger thrown away, just so its not cut in half, and thats ok?


Everyone knows that rejected plates of food get eaten by the staff in the back.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:29 AM

hardinparamedic: Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


As a member of the Eugenics Brigade, I take offense to that.
If you people followed our advice, autistic children wouldn't even be born.  Work camps are just for the lesser classes.  Hasn't anyone been paying attention?
 
2013-03-28 01:52:49 AM
i'm going to cut it in half anyway...if i have a knife.
i always offer half to god.
so far, he always lets me have it.
pretty cool, huh?

 he;s prolly watching his weight...being such a public figure and all.
 
2013-03-28 01:53:48 AM

fluffy2097: moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole. Otherwise, eat the food the way the chef intended it.

Do your job, wage slave. I'm paying you to make me a dinner I want to eat. I'm not paying you for your artistic vision. I'd buy a photograph if I wanted art, not something I'm going to shiat out in 24 hours.


Hire a personal chef if you want to pay someone to cook the meal YOU want. Or, maybe, learn how to cook for yourself, you talentless hack. Also, lol @ the wage slave remark, chefs and cooks at real restaurants make amazing amounts of money. I'm sorry you rage out at the entire restaurant industry (and can't tell the difference between actual restaurants and grease-smeared chains) because your Grand Slam once came with bacon instead of sausage, sweetheart.

It makes me laugh because I know people like you wouldn't last a minute in a kitchen. I could hand you a souffle recipe and ask you to make it and you wouldn't know where to start.

Cooking is an art. I'm sorry you're so used to cramming frozen, microwaved, processed tripe down your throat. But, I am from New Orleans, and I know you yanks don't know the first thing about cooking anyway.
 
2013-03-28 01:55:08 AM

Infernalist: base935: Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.
/So people are up in arms for a grocery store throwing food away with law enforcement a few days ago, but a bratty kid has a burger thrown away, just so its not cut in half, and thats ok?

Everyone knows that rejected plates of food get eaten by the staff in the back.


Um, no, no they don't. You have no idea what the customer did to it while it was at their table.
 
2013-03-28 01:57:40 AM

omeganuepsilon: moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole

Wow, I give the flagrant troll some hell, and all his brothers come out of the woodwork to jump on my cock.

Also, if Burger King can "make it my way", I'm pretty sure more quality places are fully capable.  It's not art, it's food, STFU and get back in the kitchen.


Burger King exists to "make it your way". Because you're the lowest common denominator. Because the thought of food being slowly and carefully prepared a certain way blows your mind because you don't like onions and it happens to have onions in it. Then, the people like you have the audacity to biatch that the dish I specially prepared for them by removing the ingredients they wanted tastes horrible.

I don't know why I'm trying to explain art to a bunch of dudes who wouldn't know art if it skullfarked them to death.

By the way, I'd be considered his sister, not brother. Get back to Waffle House and enjoy your grease-and-spit slathered slop. I'll enjoy cooking for the people who appreciate food and don't feel entitled to shiat because they're too incompetent to cook for themselves. Hire a private chef if you want shiat cooked your way. Otherwise, pick something off the menu, take your Midol, and shut the fark up.
 
2013-03-28 02:04:09 AM
"Can I have the Pork Chop bordelaise, but I want EVERYTHING separated?"
"I want the fish, but I'm afraid of bones. Does it have bones? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE IT DOESN'T HAVE BONES I WANT YOUR MANAGER"
"What do you mean, I can't only have half of a meatball?"
"What do you mean, you can't cook me chicken-fried-steak and white gravy?"
"I want the gumbo, but I want the rice in one cup, the broth in another cup, the sausage in another cup, and the duck in another cup."

Go figure, these people don't compensate the kitchen at all for this bullshiat, and 9 times out of 10 stiff their servers on the tip.
 
2013-03-28 02:07:20 AM

ReapTheChaos: Infernalist: base935: Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.
/So people are up in arms for a grocery store throwing food away with law enforcement a few days ago, but a bratty kid has a burger thrown away, just so its not cut in half, and thats ok?

Everyone knows that rejected plates of food get eaten by the staff in the back.

Um, no, no they don't. You have no idea what the customer did to it while it was at their table.


If the server brings it, sees the customer immediately say that it isn't right (after cutting into it/sliding the sauce off the top/whatever) and they then ask for the replacement, that's free dinner right there.

Also, please don't underestimate what dishwashers and busboys are capable of. The guys moreso than the girls.
 
2013-03-28 02:07:46 AM

moonage daydream: "Can I have the Pork Chop bordelaise, but I want EVERYTHING separated?"
"I want the fish, but I'm afraid of bones. Does it have bones? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE IT DOESN'T HAVE BONES I WANT YOUR MANAGER"
"What do you mean, I can't only have half of a meatball?"
"What do you mean, you can't cook me chicken-fried-steak and white gravy?"
"I want the gumbo, but I want the rice in one cup, the broth in another cup, the sausage in another cup, and the duck in another cup."

Go figure, these people don't compensate the kitchen at all for this bullshiat, and 9 times out of 10 stiff their servers on the tip.


THIS

people are stupid

yeah...i usually ate the food that got sent back. they couldn't do anything worse to it than what I already did.

FIVE SECOND RULE
 
2013-03-28 02:07:49 AM

Moonfisher: We had a similar incident at Outback, but it didn't turn out as well.  We ordered my autistic son macaroni and cheese, but when it came it was not regular macaroni noodles.  It was big penne pasta noodles, so of course he refused to eat it.  I asked the waitress if I could order him a cheeseburger instead, not asking for anything free or any special treatment.  She insisted on knowing "what was wrong" with the macaroni, and after I explained it to her, she freaked out, brought out her manager, who apologized, and made a huge embarrassing scene trying to ensure me that "that IS macaroni pasta!"  It was humiliating.  I just wanted a farking burger so the kid could eat, not a debate on whether or not penne pasta and macaroni are the same thing.  They were probably scared I was going to sue over some stupid $5 noodles.  I wasn't angry until they made a spectacle of my family and forced me to sit there in front of a restaurant full of people explaining that autistic children are often locked into certain foods/routines and can't be reasoned with.  I didn't want to draw any attention to my kid; thanks asshats.


That sucks, I'm so sorry. In so far as autism could be considered a "mental illness", trying to explain why little things matter to the afflicted to someone who has no experience with mental illness can be a complete pain in the ass to the point of futility.

"She doesn't give a flying f*ck about your technical definition of 'macaroni', you dumb f*ck! Burger, now!"

My wife almost certainly has Asperger's. She was never formally diagnosed, but all the signs are there. She gets stressed out about minor changes in things regularly. Thankfully I'm low maintenance, and as long as things go according to plan she's low maintenance, so it works out.

moonage daydream: chefs and cooks at real restaurants make amazing amounts of money.


I've heard that No True Scotsman doesn't make lots of money. Seriously, grow up.
 
2013-03-28 02:11:55 AM

fusillade762: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

Cages? How barbaric. I prefer my autistic children to be free range.


Me too. That way, when they sleep I can change things around in the back yard and then sell tickets to the ensuing conflapuntulary shriekulations the next day as they desperately try to put it all back again.

Autistic kids rock.
 
2013-03-28 02:12:28 AM

moonage daydream: I'm probably taking the bait here... but seriously, what kind of shiathole restaurants are you eating at? Any respectable restaurant would never allow such disgusting behavior. I certainly never allowed it in my restaurant. Try eating at places that actually cook and serve real food (you know, a place that actually has a CHEF) instead of, I don't know, Burger King or Waffle House.


Waffle House cooks all the food in the open, in front of the customers. Try again, you precious snowflake, you.

My main complaint with WH is not the quality of the food per se, but that it is overpriced for what it is.
 
2013-03-28 02:21:57 AM
Chili's is pretty tasty.
 
2013-03-28 02:26:54 AM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Nah, I don't mind what they did for the little girl.

I don't have any disorders and don't throw tantrums, but would like to be treated nicely once in awhile.

When I used to take clients to Drug Court, they'd be showered with praise and given gift certificates and stuff.  Every so often I'd ask the judge if I could have something because I'm not using, either.

Got nothing but dirty looks.
 
2013-03-28 02:36:28 AM
"As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?
 
2013-03-28 02:43:34 AM

lostcat: "As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?


Yes.  He lives to make a big deal out of everything.
 
2013-03-28 02:45:29 AM

RKade: How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.


You could try not being a cop, if that fails, quit being a dick for no reason at all.
 
2013-03-28 02:46:13 AM

RKade: How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.


you watch too many movies...I've worked in quite a few kitchens and have NEVER seen anything nefarious done to food
 
2013-03-28 02:48:47 AM

Sid_6.7: moonage daydream: I'm probably taking the bait here... but seriously, what kind of shiathole restaurants are you eating at? Any respectable restaurant would never allow such disgusting behavior. I certainly never allowed it in my restaurant. Try eating at places that actually cook and serve real food (you know, a place that actually has a CHEF) instead of, I don't know, Burger King or Waffle House.

Waffle House cooks all the food in the open, in front of the customers. Try again, you precious snowflake, you.

My main complaint with WH is not the quality of the food per se, but that it is overpriced for what it is.


Worse still, every time i try to go there at 2 am  the parking lot is full of cops, so I have to go to IHOP or be jailed.
 
2013-03-28 02:50:40 AM

BarkingUnicorn: lostcat: "As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?

Yes.  He lives to make a big deal out of everything.


ManBearPig for instance.
 
2013-03-28 02:51:00 AM

LordZorch: It's Chili's - how would you know if they served you a dog-turd sandwich instead of their "food"...?


I'm sure your taste in restaurants is far superior to ours.
 
2013-03-28 02:52:19 AM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


No, just their own section.
 
2013-03-28 02:54:52 AM

stirfrybry:  GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!


She wasn't retarded, she was autistic. Maybe you'd know the difference if YOU weren't retarded.
 
2013-03-28 02:59:55 AM

moonage daydream: By the way, I'd be considered his sister, not brother.


Since you bypassed it the first time, get back in the kitchen you trolling threadshiatting coont.

moonage daydream: I don't know why I'm trying to explain art


It's because of your false sense of superiority.  Food does not have to be art, and indeed at 99% of the restaurants it's not, it's just farking food.  The world does not revolve around food, or you for that matter.  Somehow, I get the impression that somehwere, a Crackerbarrel is missing it's "chef".

/stylized just for you
//if you don't know how to appreciate it, GTFO
 
2013-03-28 03:16:41 AM

tweek46420: RKade: How did that spitburger taste, small autistic girl?

Everywhere I go to eat, I know that I'm 70% going to eat a spitburger. What can you do... I'm as nice as I can be and don't cause any trouble but, hey, if the cook's having a bad day, you're getting an ingredient you didn't ask for and all we, as consumers, can do is hope and pray it's ONLY spit.

you watch too many movies...I've worked in quite a few kitchens and have NEVER seen anything nefarious done to food


Really? cause everyplace I've worked at, yeah you piss us off your food is getting messed with. Pretty much everything you could imagine and more. At one we had two small goals placed at the ends of the line. (small hallway type layout. fryers, flattop, etc on one side. coolers, counters, etc on the other) anyway if the waitress brought a steak back and the customer was being biatchy about it we would play a quick game of hockey. The grill guy was the ref and dropped the "puck" and then it was the fryer guy against the flattop guy. After someone scored it was wiped off, redone, and sent back out. And that was a mild one. Seriously I've seen some straight out foul things happen. But never to someone who was nice. We screwed something up and you were cool about it, no worries it's fine. Even if it wasn't our fault but you are nice you're fine. But raise a big stink about a steak that was cooked right but you have a farked up definition of mid-rare...
 
2013-03-28 03:22:28 AM

thisisarepeat: BarkingUnicorn: lostcat: "As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?

Yes.  He lives to make a big deal out of everything.

ManBearPig for instance.


I've been to Cave of the Winds several times.  There's an outcropping in there that's become the traditional place to leave a bobby-pin for ladies seeking love.  Poor rock was buried under a metric ton of rusted bobby-pins back in 2000 when I last visited.
 
2013-03-28 03:23:07 AM

Abacus9: stirfrybry:  GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!

She wasn't retarded, she was autistic. Maybe you'd know the difference if YOU weren't retarded.


Maybe if they wouldn't act retarded we would take you seriously.
 
2013-03-28 03:23:53 AM
You guys with the adulterated-food trolls should be ashamed.  Restaurant people are too easy.
 
2013-03-28 03:26:36 AM

BarkingUnicorn: thisisarepeat: BarkingUnicorn: lostcat: "As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?

Yes.  He lives to make a big deal out of everything.

ManBearPig for instance.

I've been to Cave of the Winds several times.  There's an outcropping in there that's become the traditional place to leave a bobby-pin for ladies seeking love.  Poor rock was buried under a metric ton of rusted bobby-pins back in 2000 when I last visited.


Now thats sad.  If only those women knew about dive bars.
 
2013-03-28 03:27:34 AM

tweek46420: you watch too many movies...I've worked in quite a few kitchens and have NEVER seen anything nefarious done to food


Ahem...\/

Tellingthem: Seriously I've seen some straight out foul things happen. But never to someone who was nice.


And this sirs, is why I do not *ever* send food back, or act like an ass at a restaurant.  Even if I already have my meal, they just might remember me if I ever come back, and I don't want shiat in my food.  It's a simple rule.  Don't piss off people making your food.

Any time I see someone act like a dick to a server or bartender, I just can't help but think they secretly enjoy saliva, or knowing someone is back there rubbing that steak on their ass.
 
2013-03-28 03:31:32 AM
There is farking impossibly autistic, and there is NEVER had its ass kicked.  There is a difference.  You snowflake generator.
 
2013-03-28 03:38:56 AM

ReverendJasen: tweek46420: you watch too many movies...I've worked in quite a few kitchens and have NEVER seen anything nefarious done to food

Ahem...\/

Tellingthem: Seriously I've seen some straight out foul things happen. But never to someone who was nice.I

And this sirs, is why I do not *ever* send food back, or act like an ass at a restaurant.  Even if I already have my meal, they just might remember me if I ever come back, and I don't want shiat in my food.  It's a simple rule.  Don't piss off people making your food.

Any time I see someone act like a dick to a server or bartender, I just can't help but think they secretly enjoy saliva, or knowing someone is back there rubbing that steak on their ass.


I worked at a pizza restaurant in the 90's (fark it, it was Pizza Hut) and had a cop that gave me a speeding ticket on the way to work, he came in to order his FREE pizza.  Brother if you think all he got was saliva or ass rubbed ingredients, I need to remind you that there are public restrooms with crusty shiat under the rims of the toilets that doesn't get scraped off unless there is a use for it.
 
2013-03-28 03:52:29 AM

thisisarepeat: ReverendJasen: tweek46420: you watch too many movies...I've worked in quite a few kitchens and have NEVER seen anything nefarious done to food

Ahem...\/

Tellingthem: Seriously I've seen some straight out foul things happen. But never to someone who was nice.I

And this sirs, is why I do not *ever* send food back, or act like an ass at a restaurant.  Even if I already have my meal, they just might remember me if I ever come back, and I don't want shiat in my food.  It's a simple rule.  Don't piss off people making your food.

Any time I see someone act like a dick to a server or bartender, I just can't help but think they secretly enjoy saliva, or knowing someone is back there rubbing that steak on their ass.

I worked at a pizza restaurant in the 90's (fark it, it was Pizza Hut) and had a cop that gave me a speeding ticket on the way to work, he came in to order his FREE pizza.  Brother if you think all he got was saliva or ass rubbed ingredients, I need to remind you that there are public restrooms with crusty shiat under the rims of the toilets that doesn't get scraped off unless there is a use for it.


Damn...we couldn't give cops anything for free but could give 50% off. And you had to seriously piss off a cop to get him to write you a ticket. But free? You had better be doing 40 over in a school zone and damn near run over a group of nuns pushing some handicapped veterans to get a ticket. At the pizza joint I worked at we had what we called the "5 food groups". spit, snot, ball sweat, ass sweat, and cum. I only saw one lady get the full five...that was about the worst thing i've ever seen.
 
2013-03-28 03:52:55 AM

thisisarepeat: BarkingUnicorn: thisisarepeat: BarkingUnicorn: lostcat: "As of Tuesday afternoon, her post received over 130,000 shares, 32,000 comments, and 600,000 likes."

Do you think that if Al Gore had known what we'd be doing with his invention 20 years later he would have gone ahead and invented it anyway?

Yes.  He lives to make a big deal out of everything.

ManBearPig for instance.

I've been to Cave of the Winds several times.  There's an outcropping in there that's become the traditional place to leave a bobby-pin for ladies seeking love.  Poor rock was buried under a metric ton of rusted bobby-pins back in 2000 when I last visited.

Now thats sad.  If only those women knew about dive bars.


The ladies I saw dropping bobby-pins were on middle-school field trips. :-)
 
2013-03-28 03:53:14 AM
It's kind of sad that acts of kindness which are really not that big a deal and should be commonplace, are actual news.
 
2013-03-28 03:53:56 AM
I worked at Pizza Hut for a short time in the 90's too.  I can see how he wouldn't have noticed toilet crusties on it.
 
2013-03-28 03:55:48 AM

bikkurikun: It's kind of sad that acts of kindness which are really not that big a deal and should be commonplace, are actual news.


News media are the stages for morality plays.
 
2013-03-28 04:15:47 AM

thisisarepeat: Abacus9: stirfrybry:  GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!

She wasn't retarded, she was autistic. Maybe you'd know the difference if YOU weren't retarded.

Maybe if they wouldn't act retarded we would take you seriously.


They don't all exhibit the same symptoms, you know.
 
2013-03-28 04:22:47 AM

Infernalist: Morning Coffee: Infernalist: I don't know what good we're actually doing for these kids, teaching them that they can expect the world to conform to their specified routines in public.

Eventually, they're going to run into a situation where they're going to be faced with people who simply don't give a fark about their autistic needs.  Learning to adapt to change is a necessity of life and simply letting these kids have their way well into adulthood so as to avoid rage fits isn't going to be good for the kids or the public in general.

And please don't say that autistic kids can't adapt to change.  They can, they just don't like to do it.

So I take it that you never ask for "everything but pickles" on your burger? You always order your food exactly as it's described on the menu, no special orders at all?

Precious.

Oh, I do, quite often.  But when I get pickles on my burger, I don't freak out.  I pick them off and tip less.

I adapt.


So, do you tip less if the waitress puts in the order correctly, but kitchen screwed up.
 
2013-03-28 04:35:27 AM

Abacus9: thisisarepeat: Abacus9: stirfrybry:  GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!

She wasn't retarded, she was autistic. Maybe you'd know the difference if YOU weren't retarded.

Maybe if they wouldn't act retarded we would take you seriously.

They don't all exhibit the same symptoms, you know.


Yeah, that was incredibly farked up.  I don't know what I was thinking.  I am sincerely sorry, and incredibly ashamed.
 
2013-03-28 04:58:35 AM

thisisarepeat: Abacus9: thisisarepeat: Abacus9: stirfrybry:  GAT_00: Is this news or free advertising for a national chain?

Step 1: Spot retarded child;
Step 2: Cut tard's buger in half
Step 3: PROFIT!

She wasn't retarded, she was autistic. Maybe you'd know the difference if YOU weren't retarded.

Maybe if they wouldn't act retarded we would take you seriously.

They don't all exhibit the same symptoms, you know.

Yeah, that was incredibly farked up.  I don't know what I was thinking.  I am sincerely sorry, and incredibly ashamed.


Now you're the one acting retarded. Lawlz.
 
2013-03-28 05:04:55 AM

mithras_angel: ReapTheChaos: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

That was my first thought, who cuts a burger in half?

Someone who thinks they're doing a kid a favor, because they think the kid won't be able to pick up the entire burger all at once.


This, of course, is obvious to everyone. But this is Fark, so the cries of faux outrage and fast-food snobbery (!) have risen to a fever pitch. "OMFG! The child's cheap-ass burger won't have the requisite moisture and delicate texture of a proper blend of ground beef, lamb, and pork as she pokes at it with her straw and plays with the ketchup packets! Whatever will we do! I must faint now."

What a sweet photo of that little girl, though. Gave me the warm fuzzies.
 
2013-03-28 05:07:58 AM

moonage daydream: omeganuepsilon: moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole

Wow, I give the flagrant troll some hell, and all his brothers come out of the woodwork to jump on my cock.

Also, if Burger King can "make it my way", I'm pretty sure more quality places are fully capable.  It's not art, it's food, STFU and get back in the kitchen.

Burger King exists to "make it your way". Because you're the lowest common denominator. Because the thought of food being slowly and carefully prepared a certain way blows your mind because you don't like onions and it happens to have onions in it. Then, the people like you have the audacity to biatch that the dish I specially prepared for them by removing the ingredients they wanted tastes horrible.

I don't know why I'm trying to explain art to a bunch of dudes who wouldn't know art if it skullfarked them to death.

By the way, I'd be considered his sister, not brother. Get back to Waffle House and enjoy your grease-and-spit slathered slop. I'll enjoy cooking for the people who appreciate food and don't feel entitled to shiat because they're too incompetent to cook for themselves. Hire a private chef if you want shiat cooked your way. Otherwise, pick something off the menu, take your Midol, and shut the fark up.


THIS THIS THIS!
 
2013-03-28 05:40:58 AM
So how did autistics not starve to death before autism was created?  Oh right, it's a new thing - vaccines created autism.
 
2013-03-28 06:01:16 AM
I can haz broke cheezburger?
 
2013-03-28 06:22:34 AM
For the doubters, I've been an eye-witness to serious food adulteration. Admittedly, this was at a McDonald's, the lowest form of fast food, but still... Some of the fry cooks would just randomly spit into burgers, and if someone they didn't like came in or someone pissed them off, the patties would get scrubbed across the floor. One guy would press his Satanist medallion against every burger he made while it cooked on the griddle.

That was the only restaurant I've worked at where I saw this kind of stuff firsthand, but it undoubtedly happens because people are dicks. In all probability, everyone has eaten a compromised meal.

/and good for Chili's for taking care of the little girl
 
2013-03-28 06:25:22 AM
Q: What do you get when you cross McDonalds Chili's with autism?

A: Asburger's
 
2013-03-28 06:36:23 AM

hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?


Nope, this is the thread where we say keep your farking hands off our food after it is made. Don`t cut it up, don`t spit in it, don`t do anything to it that makes it different to the picture in the advert (which by law it must resemble).

If I give you substandard food or food different from the advert or food than has had stuff done to it that you didn`t request and makes the food unlike the menu then I am not a hero for replacing it with food good enough to eat.
 
2013-03-28 06:37:18 AM
On the other hand, if the food comes cut in half and is shown that way on the menu then the mother should notice this and make a request to have the burger be served uncut.
 
2013-03-28 06:43:22 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: But how come this

"We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"


didn't also trigger the "not my usual routine" tantrum?


The fries did not get served cut in half...

Usual routine is probably, go to the burger joint, wait a while, get whole food not cut in half or obviously messed with in some way, eat food, go home. Where does getting fries disrupt that?

`routine` does not have to mean EVERY detail is always the same, just the important ones like nobody messed with the food. Like pretty much everybody on the planet. Would you want food that looked messed about compared to what you were expecting? Most other people would do something else (like complain) instead of not eat the food though.
 
2013-03-28 06:44:03 AM

ktybear: Q: What do you get when you cross McDonalds Chili's with autism?

A: As Halfburger's


FTFY
 
2013-03-28 06:52:59 AM

ktybear: Q: What do you get when you cross McDonalds Chili's with autism?

A: Asburger's


a Wendy's finger
 
2013-03-28 07:00:06 AM

moonage daydream: Learn how to cook, asshole. Otherwise, eat the food the way the chef intended it.


Shove your self entitlement up your front bottom. To assume the ONLY reason people eat out is because they cannot cook and therefore can only eat what is put in front of them is abhorrent. The intentions of an employee in the kitchen should be completely irrelevant to what I order which is what I expect on my plate. I am the one putting the money into the business that gives you a job. If you won`t serve me what I want then the resaurant can find someone that will and you can get a different job. I love the way that some people think that the less you pay for something the less value you have as a person so you just eat what you get served, shut up and enjoy it!

The strange thing is, the same people think that the MORE you pay for your food, the more you should just eat what you get served, shut up and enjoy it!

First case, you don`t pay enough so fark you, eat what is in front of you and shut up.
Second case, I am a primadonna in the kitchen so fark you, eat what is in front of you and shut up.

This is just an excuse for poor service. In both cases the central concept is fark you. fark that.

/yes I can damn well cook WELL. It doesn`t make me better than you.
//other reasons make me better than you.
 
2013-03-28 07:05:14 AM
Anytime you cause more work for restaurant staff, expect spit or worse for your food.

Learn how to cook.
 
2013-03-28 07:11:50 AM

Terrible Old Man: Anytime you cause more work for restaurant staff, expect spit or worse for your food.

Learn how to cook.


i expect that stuff when i ORDER the food initially.  and i eat it without a care in the world.  cause i'm a nihilist.
 
2013-03-28 07:12:24 AM

CNichols: For the doubters, I've been an eye-witness to serious food adulteration. Admittedly, this was at a McDonald's, the lowest form of fast food, but still... Some of the fry cooks would just randomly spit into burgers, and if someone they didn't like came in or someone pissed them off, the patties would get scrubbed across the floor. One guy would press his Satanist medallion against every burger he made while it cooked on the griddle.

That was the only restaurant I've worked at where I saw this kind of stuff firsthand, but it undoubtedly happens because people are dicks. In all probability, everyone has eaten a compromised meal.


Total bullshiat.

First off, every McD's has a manager or assistant on duty throughout the entire day, there is no way they would let anyone get away with that. Even if the manager was busy elsewhere there is no way every other employee would simply let that kind of thing slide. I don't care where you work, there are always people who don't like each other and they would take any opportunity to get morons like that fired.

Second, as a customer I can stand right there at the counter and see everything that goes on in the cooking and prep area, it would be impossible for them to get away with that without someone seeing it happen.

Third, if you did witness all this going on and you did nothing about it then you're just as much of a piece of shiat as the ones who did it.

"One guy would press his Satanist medallion against every burger he made while it cooked on the griddle."

Unlikely, McD's uses a two sided clam type grill that has to be closed while the patties cook. The only way to do what you're describing would be to keep the top half of the grill open which would throw off the entire cook process. My guess is that you've never even worked at a McD's or you're completely full of shiat.
 
2013-03-28 07:15:42 AM

Lsherm: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.

She wasn't Southern, just racist.  In the 80's, most really old people were regardless of geographical location.


My grandfather was born and raised in Chicago and was racist as f*ck
 
2013-03-28 07:23:48 AM

Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.


You were the kid who made your mom sew the crusts back on your PBJ sandwiches, weren't you?
 
2013-03-28 07:25:08 AM
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that says "Stupid people shouldn't breed." Is that the solution? You wanna get rid of the stupid people, fine, they won't breed and there'll be none left. All the fast food will be self-served, but other than that you'll get by okay. But let me ask you something, who's next? Where does it end? Assholes, huh? They'll come after them next. "Yeah, now that we got rid of all the stupid people I noticed Lance is kind of an asshole." They'll get rid of them. I bet you have a few friends who are assholes. Pretty close to them too, but they're gone. The dickheads? Hell, all the heads. Dickheads, shiatheads, farkheads. Put them all in a bus and send them back to farkheadville, then you gonna be happy? Will it be a utopia now? Then who, the cocksuckers? You wanna get rid of the cocksuckers, then who's gonna suck all the cock!? You think douchebags will do it? No, you ever get your cock sucked by a douchebag? It's like a chore to them. Is that how you want to live? My great-great-grandmother was a coont back in the late 1800s, long before it was popular to be a coont. Just to shop at the mercantile she had to pretend she was just surly. Is that the way you want to live again?

I don't think so. I say, end the hate.
 
2013-03-28 07:31:44 AM

dready zim: I saw a bumper sticker the other day that says "Stupid people shouldn't breed." Is that the solution? You wanna get rid of the stupid people, fine, they won't breed and there'll be none left. All the fast food will be self-served, but other than that you'll get by okay. But let me ask you something, who's next? Where does it end? Assholes, huh? They'll come after them next. "Yeah, now that we got rid of all the stupid people I noticed Lance is kind of an asshole." They'll get rid of them. I bet you have a few friends who are assholes. Pretty close to them too, but they're gone. The dickheads? Hell, all the heads. Dickheads, shiatheads, farkheads. Put them all in a bus and send them back to farkheadville, then you gonna be happy? Will it be a utopia now? Then who, the cocksuckers? You wanna get rid of the cocksuckers, then who's gonna suck all the cock!? You think douchebags will do it? No, you ever get your cock sucked by a douchebag? It's like a chore to them. Is that how you want to live? My great-great-grandmother was a coont back in the late 1800s, long before it was popular to be a coont. Just to shop at the mercantile she had to pretend she was just surly. Is that the way you want to live again?

I don't think so. I say, end the hate.


Yeah my ex was a farking douchebag, you'd have better odds of winning the lottery than getting her to suck your cock.
 
2013-03-28 07:33:28 AM

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

You were the kid who made your mom sew the crusts back on your PBJ sandwiches, weren't you?


The crusts are the best part of a PB&J.
 
2013-03-28 07:35:12 AM

LordZorch: It's Chili's - how would you know if they served you a dog-turd sandwich instead of their "food"...?


I love when people pretend that chain restaurant food sucks.
 
2013-03-28 07:39:13 AM
Not that I eat there more than once a decade but Chili's is better than a lot of the cheap chains. I'm looking at you applebees. Not a chain guy but IMO bonefish is probably the best national chain, and does well against regionals.

This story could have gone either way. Other companies should take notice that a little service goes a long way.
 
2013-03-28 07:41:03 AM

thisisarepeat: Lsherm: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.

She wasn't Southern, just racist.  In the 80's, most really old people were regardless of geographical location.

Hell, go to Boston or Detroit or anywhere in Minnesota.  I think "The South" lost its copyright on "racism" (in quotes because the below average half actually mean "bigot" unless they are talking about a nazi or an asian) due to lack of protection.  Like what happened with cellophane.


This.  I've been around the country a little bit, and Detroit is the most racist place I've ever lived.
 
2013-03-28 07:42:38 AM

LL316: LordZorch: It's Chili's - how would you know if they served you a dog-turd sandwich instead of their "food"...?

I love when people pretend that chain restaurant food sucks.


I'd bet a months pay that 90% of the self appointed "food snobs" here on Fark sit at home and eat microwave dinners and only eat at fast food joints when they go out anyway.
 
2013-03-28 07:44:34 AM

dready zim: I saw a bumper sticker the other day that says "Stupid people shouldn't breed." Is that the solution? You wanna get rid of the stupid people, fine, they won't breed and there'll be none left. All the fast food will be self-served, but other than that you'll get by okay. But let me ask you something, who's next? Where does it end? Assholes, huh? They'll come after them next. "Yeah, now that we got rid of all the stu. . . 
I don't think so. I say, end the hate.


Bravo, good sir.
 
2013-03-28 07:46:34 AM

LL316: thisisarepeat: Lsherm: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Ah, there's nothing quite like racist southern grandparents who are losing their hearing and have no idea how loudly they are talking in public.

She wasn't Southern, just racist.  In the 80's, most really old people were regardless of geographical location.

Hell, go to Boston or Detroit or anywhere in Minnesota.  I think "The South" lost its copyright on "racism" (in quotes because the below average half actually mean "bigot" unless they are talking about a nazi or an asian) due to lack of protection.  Like what happened with cellophane.

This.  I've been around the country a little bit, and Detroit is the most racist place I've ever lived.


Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either. I lived half my life up north and half in the south, the people in the north were way more racist then they are down here.
 
2013-03-28 07:48:22 AM
this food is not pleasing to the eye, mam
i expect my food to be whole

biatch
 
2013-03-28 07:56:45 AM

Canton: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Awferchrissakes! Good for Chili's. Y'all made a frustrated little girl's day brighter. Good on you. Seriously.

This. Even if it's good publicity for the chain, so what? It's for a good reason. And the publicity means other people get to learn about how to handle similar situations. It is a win for everybody.

/Except the broken hamburger.
//Poor broken hamburger...



^^^^^ EVERY LAST, LITTLE BIT OF THIS ^^^^^
 
2013-03-28 08:47:57 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: My office is probably two miles or less from this place. And I like to patronize big chain restaurants that contribute to their community. So good on you, Chili's of Midvale. But there ain't a chance I'm eating at your shiatbag restaurant.


fixed that for you.
 
2013-03-28 09:07:49 AM

ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.


Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...
 
2013-03-28 09:34:13 AM

moonage daydream: "Can I have the Pork Chop bordelaise, but I want EVERYTHING separated?"
"I want the fish, but I'm afraid of bones. Does it have bones? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE IT DOESN'T HAVE BONES I WANT YOUR MANAGER"
"What do you mean, I can't only have half of a meatball?"
"What do you mean, you can't cook me chicken-fried-steak and white gravy?"
"I want the gumbo, but I want the rice in one cup, the broth in another cup, the sausage in another cup, and the duck in another cup."

Go figure, these people don't compensate the kitchen at all for this bullshiat, and 9 times out of 10 stiff their servers on the tip.


I'm pretty easygoing about food in restaurants and I tip well and I don't generally send things back if I can pick it out. But this mayo on burgers and sammiches trend has to end. If I say no mayo and you bring it to me slathered in goop, I will send it back. And don't defend it by saying "it's not mayo, it's aoli!" Aoli is just a fancy name for mayo. Put that shiat on the side, if you have to include it at all.
 
2013-03-28 09:41:29 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: what i would have done if i was there?

oh the soda made your teef cold?  well that's TOO FREAKIN BAD!!

[amysrobot.com image 317x238]


done in one.
 
2013-03-28 10:13:24 AM

UsikFark: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Little girl will go there until she dies, or restaurant has to close, newspaper will cover it regardless.


And they'll have to bring out a broken one first, then fix it, and then she'll kiss it and giggle.
 
2013-03-28 10:29:42 AM

ReapTheChaos: CNichols: For the doubters, I've been an eye-witness to serious food adulteration. Admittedly, this was at a McDonald's, the lowest form of fast food, but still... Some of the fry cooks would just randomly spit into burgers, and if someone they didn't like came in or someone pissed them off, the patties would get scrubbed across the floor. One guy would press his Satanist medallion against every burger he made while it cooked on the griddle.

That was the only restaurant I've worked at where I saw this kind of stuff firsthand, but it undoubtedly happens because people are dicks. In all probability, everyone has eaten a compromised meal.

Total bullshiat.

First off, every McD's has a manager or assistant on duty throughout the entire day, there is no way they would let anyone get away with that. Even if the manager was busy elsewhere there is no way every other employee would simply let that kind of thing slide. I don't care where you work, there are always people who don't like each other and they would take any opportunity to get morons like that fired.

Second, as a customer I can stand right there at the counter and see everything that goes on in the cooking and prep area, it would be impossible for them to get away with that without someone seeing it happen.

Third, if you did witness all this going on and you did nothing about it then you're just as much of a piece of shiat as the ones who did it.

"One guy would press his Satanist medallion against every burger he made while it cooked on the griddle."

Unlikely, McD's uses a two sided clam type grill that has to be closed while the patties cook. The only way to do what you're describing would be to keep the top half of the grill open which would throw off the entire cook process. My guess is that you've never even worked at a McD's or you're completely full of shiat.


Sorry if you don't like hearing an unpleasant truth, but I've definitely worked at a McDonald's. It was in 1994, in Huntsville, AL. I was 15, sophomore year of high school. Seeing this stuff is why I haven't eaten McDonald's since.

As to your specific points, yes, there was a manager. It's just that he didn't care. As far as I could tell, he never left the office cubicle and his response to all complaints was "take care of it yourself." The assistant managers were just high school seniors who were busy enough handling customers.

As for being able to watch the cooks, I'm sure you could, but do most people do that? Not really. And there was certainly enough of a wall/hot tray rack/etc. to block some of the view.

Should I have done more to stop these shenanigans? Absolutely. But at the time, I was a scrawny, callow 15-year-old with anxiety issues. The cooks in the clique that were do this stuff were older, larger, and intimidating. Further, the restaurant's authority figures didn't seem to give a crap. In hindsight, yes, I could have done more, but at the time I was more interested in not making myself a target.

As to the nature of the equipment and cooking process used making the self-professed Satanist's medallion trick impossible - I'm fairly sure that McDonald's kitchens have changed in the nearly 20 years since then. I recall the process being (microwave defrost > griddle (with a weight thing to encourage even cooking) > bun > microwave > top > wrap > heat lamp tray or bag), but like I've said, its been nearly 20 years since then.

In short, I've worked at a McDonald's, I know what I saw, and blow me, you douchebag.
 
2013-03-28 10:41:48 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants.


But don't forget to sterilize them first!
 
2013-03-28 10:50:44 AM

findthefish: And then the staff partied until dawn on an 8 ball of coke and somehow all managed to sleep with somebody different...though Abigail the hostess had to be passed around 3 times on account of Mindy and Tabitha calling in sick that evening.. THE END.


Hey, I've seen that video!

...wait.
 
2013-03-28 10:55:55 AM

FunkOut: ReapTheChaos: Theaetetus: What kind of dickhead cuts someone's burger in half without asking them? A dickhead that deserves to pay for another burger out of pocket, that's who.

That was my first thought, who cuts a burger in half?

Some fast food joints will cut burgers in half for the elderly or small children upon request. There was an old couple who would order a Baconator and split it at the local Wendy's.


To be fair, nobody should eat that much bacon at once.  It's not healthy.

/also that's less time I have to steal their bacon
//mmmmmmm
///bacon
 
2013-03-28 10:59:20 AM

moonage daydream: "Can I have the Pork Chop bordelaise, but I want EVERYTHING separated?"
"I want the fish, but I'm afraid of bones. Does it have bones? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE IT DOESN'T HAVE BONES I WANT YOUR MANAGER"
"What do you mean, I can't only have half of a meatball?"
"What do you mean, you can't cook me chicken-fried-steak and white gravy?"
"I want the gumbo, but I want the rice in one cup, the broth in another cup, the sausage in another cup, and the duck in another cup."

Go figure, these people don't compensate the kitchen at all for this bullshiat, and 9 times out of 10 stiff their servers on the tip.


You owe me a replacement coffee and a new keyboard.  :-)

And, goddammit, now I'm hungry for gumbo.
 
2013-03-28 11:03:49 AM

RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...


That's pretty rich from somebody who believes in witches.
 
2013-03-28 11:12:56 AM

Lsherm: hardinparamedic: Is this one of those threads where we get to hear the self-righteous FARK Eugenics brigade tell us how autistic children should be kept in their cages or in the work camps instead of taken out into public to dare show their faces at restaurants?

I'm on the fence about it.  My grandmother lived with my family while I was in high school.  She had had a series of strokes and each stroke left her acting more and more inappropriate in public.  She would throw food at waitstaff, fart audibly while shopping, and blurt out whatever popped into her head.

The final straw for my father was when we were sitting in church on Sunday and a priest from Africa was visiting.  She shouted, loud enough for the whole congregation to hear, "SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL FATHER JOHN HE'S GOT A GODDAMN N****R STANDING NEXT TO HIM UP THERE!"

After that she never left the house unless it was for a doctor's visit, or we'd hit Bob Evans at 9pm when there wasn't a crowd.


Oh my gosh. . . I grew up with the male version of that. My great-uncle lived with us because my mom was a sweetheart that way. No series of strokes, just a crotchety old man with bad eyesight, bad hearing and a very bad attitude. . . but somehow we still loved him. He'd dress himself up in a suit, walk up to Shoney's and have coffee and pie, and come home with everything from the table in his pockets. Mom would put them in big brown bags and return them to Shoney's about once a month. He was always chugging on a bottle of mineral oil. Ergh. Had me write letters to Reagan about how FDR rocked it and he didn't. Fridays were special, however. Fridays were Red Lobster for fish even though we weren't even close to Catholic. He'd make even the hardest waitress cry and run for the kitchen. Unc would buy the dinners, but Pops would always tip the waitress another $40-50 for our psychotic table of five (this was the 80's, so that was bank at $1.90 an hour back then). You haven't lived til you've seen a hushpuppy winged at a Red Lobster.
 
2013-03-28 11:19:45 AM

chrylis: RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...

That's pretty rich from somebody who believes in witches.


www.lolwut.com

/Seriously, WTF are you talking about?
 
2013-03-28 11:23:48 AM

RobSeace: /Seriously, WTF are you talking about?


Well, if you're going to define southerners' attitudes by the actions of other people who happened to live in the same place generations ago, turnabout's fair play!
 
2013-03-28 11:34:39 AM
It was probably Jeff Gordon doing another viral commercial.  Much like throwing a shoe, who serves burgers on the board by default?  Oh yeah, Jeff Gordon does.
 
2013-03-28 11:57:35 AM

chrylis: RobSeace: /Seriously, WTF are you talking about?

Well, if you're going to define southerners' attitudes by the actions of other people who happened to live in the same place generations ago, turnabout's fair play!


Ah, Mass., witch trials... Gotcha... I just totally missed the connection before... Fair enough!

/I'm actually from NH, I just live in MA these days...

But, I wasn't even justifying the stereotype; I was just answering the question of where it originated...

However, if you really want to go there... Maybe, if fewer modern day southerners still flew the confederate flag, and acted as if they were actually proud of their ancestors' role in the civil war, maybe fewer people would tar them all with the same brush still... Just sayin'...
 
2013-03-28 01:50:02 PM

Iworkformsn: Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.

Good god, no one cares.


Thanks?!?  Hey, no one cares that you don't care, either.
 
2013-03-28 02:20:39 PM

Shazam999: Iworkformsn: Shazam999: SBWorks: ... and that is how you build some customer loyalty

Ug. Their food is shiat. I appreciate what they did here though. But you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me eat their food.

Good god, no one cares.

Thanks?!?  Hey, no one cares that you don't care, either.


Obsessive Butthurt much?
Angry that people on the internet don't care about you?  Cry me a river.

Some of us "care", in the sense that we felt you deserved to know you're an annoying dickweed and would rather you just shut the hell up.  You can either learn to adapt and behave like a normal person(unlikely), keep your yap shut(unlikely), or just continue to be as offensive as possible because you are upset that you are not adored and cherished.(likely)
 
2013-03-28 02:36:44 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: But how come this

"We are making you a brand new one that isn't broken, with pickles! I'll bring you some french fries to munch on while you're waiting, ok?"


didn't also trigger the "not my usual routine" tantrum?


Autistic != stupid. Her routine was already broken, so she could probably cope with someone saying 'we'll fix this'.
 
2013-03-28 03:09:49 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
"Dis time we didn't forget da pickles!"

//slashies but no slicies
 
2013-03-28 03:23:51 PM
Damn dusty in here, stupid dust.
 
2013-03-28 03:25:35 PM
Tomorrow's news: Chili's waitstaff fired for violating customer privacy.
 
2013-03-28 06:49:42 PM

ReapTheChaos: Total bullshiat.

First off, every McD's has a manager or assistant on duty throughout the entire day, there is no way they would let anyone get away with that.


You're naive.  I know it sucks to admit it to yourslef, but you've eaten a spitburger at some point.  Or a dropped-on-the-floor burger, or I-just-scratched-my-ass-with-this-spatula burger, or these-patties-were-left-out-for-8-hours-in-the-backroom-before-cooking burgers, or the ever popular I-just-scratched-my-balls-before-putting-on-the-cheese pizza.
Accept it.  But don't think about it too hard.
 
2013-03-28 06:53:21 PM

ReverendJasen: ReapTheChaos: Total bullshiat.

First off, every McD's has a manager or assistant on duty throughout the entire day, there is no way they would let anyone get away with that.

You're naive.  I know it sucks to admit it to yourslef, but you've eaten a spitburger at some point.  Or a dropped-on-the-floor burger, or I-just-scratched-my-ass-with-this-spatula burger, or these-patties-were-left-out-for-8-hours-in-the-backroom-before-cooking burgers, or the ever popular I-just-scratched-my-balls-before-putting-on-the-cheese pizza.
Accept it.  But don't think about it too hard.


You're trying too hard.

Most places as such have open kitchens where people an see most anything that goes on.

The kind of activity you're talking about is more non-chain businesses or places with non-observable kitchens.
 
2013-03-28 09:22:13 PM

RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...


Yeah, you might want to sit down for this, but that was 148 years ago, we don't keep the colored folk as slaves anymore.
 
2013-03-28 09:32:37 PM

ReapTheChaos: RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...

Yeah, you might want to sit down for this, but that was 148 years ago, we don'taren't allowed to keep the colored folk as slaves anymore.


FTFY
 
2013-03-28 11:03:38 PM

LordZorch: It's Chili's - how would you know if they served you a dog-turd sandwich instead of their "food"...?


Yeah, it's not like they're Olive Garden or anything.
 
2013-03-29 06:18:18 AM

ReapTheChaos: RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...

Yeah, you might want to sit down for this, but that was 148 years ago, we don't keep the colored folk as slaves anymore.


And, as I said in a later post, I wasn't justifying continued use of the stereotype, just answering where it came from... Since you seemed confused as to why anyone would get the wacky idea that the south was racist... Yes, it was a long time ago and it may no longer be accurate, but that's why nonetheless...

Also, it might be helpful for getting rid of the stereotype if fewer southerners flew confederate flags still... It seems to some people like at least some of you are proud of the south's role in the civil war, rather than ashamed as sane people should be...

But, again, it's certainly wrong to stereotype an entire group of people based on the actions of some of them, in any case... I'm certainly not advocating doing it... I'm just explaining why some people do...
 
2013-03-29 05:23:47 PM

RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: RobSeace: ReapTheChaos: Yeah I don't get the whole "southerners are racist" stereotype either.

Well, I'm just guessing here, but I'm going to go ahead and say it stems from that bit about them wanting to own black people as property, and going to war with the north over it... Just a guess, though...

Yeah, you might want to sit down for this, but that was 148 years ago, we don't keep the colored folk as slaves anymore.

And, as I said in a later post, I wasn't justifying continued use of the stereotype, just answering where it came from... Since you seemed confused as to why anyone would get the wacky idea that the south was racist... Yes, it was a long time ago and it may no longer be accurate, but that's why nonetheless...

Also, it might be helpful for getting rid of the stereotype if fewer southerners flew confederate flags still... It seems to some people like at least some of you are proud of the south's role in the civil war, rather than ashamed as sane people should be...

But, again, it's certainly wrong to stereotype an entire group of people based on the actions of some of them, in any case... I'm certainly not advocating doing it... I'm just explaining why some people do...


Well I'm not going to condone those who fly the confederate flag, but I don't think they do it because they hate black people or condone slavery. I think they are proud to be from the south, not because they used to have slaves way back when, but for many other reasons and the flag is just a symbol of the south that's easily recognizable to them.
 
2013-03-29 05:47:16 PM

ReapTheChaos: Well I'm not going to condone those who fly the confederate flag, but I don't think they do it because they hate black people or condone slavery. I think they are proud to be from the south, not because they used to have slaves way back when, but for many other reasons and the flag is just a symbol of the south that's easily recognizable to them.


This, sort of.

It's hard to tell based on flying the flag alone, and often ends in prejudice.  It does have a justified stigma, but it doesn't necessarily apply to all.

I find it more aesthetically pleasing as well.  I like the symmetry and the angles.  It just "looks cool."

I would never fly one or adorn anything with the design though, because of the obvious conclusions people would draw.

I do find that people who would are not the sort of people that would stop to think of what people might take from it with reason, and are therefore a bit stupid or ignorant, if not racist.

If you liked some of the ideals, write a poem or some shiat on a plaque and hang that on the wall or mailbox.  You cannot realistically expect people to see the flag and know exactly what you mean when you fly it and really, you can't fault people who may think negative things about it or you.  Human's are flawed and association weights heavily.

And as for being "from the south" or pride for your part in any given group.

Give it up.  If it's a relevant social issue today, sure, take pride in fighting for gay rights, for example.  That's fine, you're doing the stand up thing.

Trying to be clann-ish and establish a seperateness, not a unity, is only going to cause strife.  That goes for pride in race, pride in sexuality, etc.

We're all just people, and if race or sexuality don't matter, stop trying to give it meaning more than what it has.  You deserve equality, and it stops there.  Take pride in your positive accomplishments, not your default state.  Have shame in your failures, not your default state.

This is something I can't quite wrap my head around, why people take pride, that sense of specialness, from mundane things that millions of people are.  Sure, it doesn't help that's what your parent's did, tell you that you were special, regardless of whether you were shiatting your pants or getting an A+.  But for the cycle to perpetuate as it does when we can plainly identify other faulty/unfair behaviors...boggles the mind.
 
2013-03-29 06:08:20 PM

ReapTheChaos: Well I'm not going to condone those who fly the confederate flag, but I don't think they do it because they hate black people or condone slavery. I think they are proud to be from the south, not because they used to have slaves way back when, but for many other reasons and the flag is just a symbol of the south that's easily recognizable to them.


Yes, I'm sure that is the case for many of them... But, it's still a pretty poor choice of symbols on their part... I mean, not to Godwin the thread, but it would be like a group of modern day Germans adopting the swastika as a symbol of German heritage, and being confused as to why that upsets Jewish people so much, since they don't mean any harm by it... Why not invent a new symbol of the south which doesn't remind everyone of that time you fought so hard to own slaves?
 
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