TV's Vinnie: HASN'T ANY MUSLIM EVER HEARD OF TURKEY BACON YET???!!
SecretAgentWoman: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim? Guess he should have offered vegetarian baked beans on toast. Life lesson learned. Oh and SOD off!I think you hit the nail on the head. Both parties got their knickers in a twist, and neither would be the first one to humble themselves with an apology. Since he's the one that wanted the job, he should have started it."I am so sorry, I had no idea. I can see how that could have been misconstrued. How can I make this right?"Pride comes before a fall.
MadSkillz: Altair: It would have been racist to look at her and just assume she was a Muslim. Dumb coont.This article has that air of "Fake Daily Mail 'journalism' about it".
AcesFull: sammich....Sammich!!!! dammit. It's sammich.
PKY: Minorities are humorless and oversensitive.
born_yesterday: propasaurus: This being The Daily Mail, I'm sure it happened just like they said.ThunderPelvis: Ah, swell, it's the daily Daily Fail anti-immigrant race-baiting article. Wouldn't want to miss a single line of THIS stellar journalism.
rumpelstiltskin: If it really was innocuous, then he should feel sorry for offending her.
Kyosuke: 'Being offended' is a choice a person makes.Don't want to be offended? Don't choose to be.
rumpelstiltskin: serial_crusher: rumpelstiltskin: It sounds like they gave him a chance to say, "Look, I didn't realize I offended her. Let me apologize", and he took the opportunity to tell them to "sod off". I'm sure the NHS appreciates the fact the staffing firm will look for someone else to fill the position.I'm glad he took a stand. "I'm sorry you're offended" is cheapening apologies. If he's not actually sorry for what he said (and he has no reason to be), he should be telling them to "sod off".If it really was innocuous, then he should feel sorry for offending her.I'm not British, I can't claim to know for sure how they insult each other over there, but I bet he said it the same way I might say to a random black person, "I'll bring the watermelon to your picnic." I know damned well that would insult the black person, and if I were to say it, it's because that would be what I wanted to accomplish. No apology would be in order. On the other hand, if I didn't know how insensitive that would be, then I would feel bad about insulting him. It's not his fault he got insulted. It's my fault, and I would accept responsibility.All that said, you're right, it's good things played out as they did. It's good that everyone involved knows what a prick this guy is, and it's good they don't want anything to do with him. It's a shame this asshole is almost 60 years old and hasn't learned to treat other people with respect yet, and it's sad that he still needs to keep working and he's finding that causes him trouble in his efforts. But that's all beside the point.
Mugato: TV's Vinnie: HASN'T ANY MUSLIM EVER HEARD OF TURKEY BACON YET???!!That's what I said. Tastes like the real thing, at least to me. Had some for breakfast today.
TheJoe03: I find it offensive that so many people wont eat swine just because their invisible sky wizard doesn't allow it. Yeah it made sense to avoid it thousands of years ago when it was dirty and could make you sick, but technology has made it copacetic. It's less likely to make you sick than chicken and ground beef at this point.
Whatthefark: Was a simple "No thank you, I'm Muslim" to much for her?
Mugato: Why would she think the guy was going to intentionally insult her after landing a job?/is 1,000....whatevers/week a lot?
Hoopy Frood: AcesFull: sammich....Sammich!!!! dammit. It's sammich.In Chicago, it's a sangwich.
Slaxl: If he knew, or suspected she was Muslim and offered her the sandwich then he's a dick. Who goes straight to a bacon sandwich first?
Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim? Guess he should have offered vegetarian baked beans on toast. Life lesson learned. Oh and SOD off!
armoredbulldozer: And none of it would have happened if the British didn't let the Muslim infestation take place. What kind of empty liquor bottle is that sitting in front of her? I think I'll pin her down and fark her. It isn't rape unless x number of people witness it right? Yay Muslims!! The watermelon-bacon analogy is as invalid as your arguments that I don't read.
IgG4: I'd offer her my salami...
ThunderPelvis: Ah, swell, it's the daily Daily Fail anti-immigrant race-baiting article. Wouldn't want to miss a single line of THIS stellar journalism.
jethro1138: Now I might be wrong, but in that photo is she not surrounded by alcohol, which is also forbidden by Islam?...And she was talking to a non-related male. FOR SHAME!
bmihura: Enough with the UK links.
FirstNationalBastard: Somacandra: Fear_and_Loathing: The question is how was he supposed to know she was Muslim?Maybe he shouldn't have assumed she wasn't? Making assumptions about people's dietary/religious habits when you don't know them is rude. When I ask people over for dinner or go out with colleagues, the first question you ask is whether there are any places or foods to avoid for allergic or cultural or religious reasons. Its bloody well common courtesy. If he wanted to tell them to sod off rather than admit he was rude then that's his choice. Quit whining that you lost your contract because of your own rudeness. Grow up and act like an adult.Well, we've reached the point that innocently offering to bring bacon sandwiches is now considered "rude".Obviously, it's time that we all started living in bubbles and never interacting with other people ever again./she could have not been a douche and said "I'm muslim, I don't eat pork.", which probably would have led him to say "Oh, sorry, my bad.", and the problem would have been solved. But, no, being an oversensitive douchette was her choice instead.
propasaurus: This being The Daily Mail, I'm sure it happened just like they said.
bearded clamorer: Nice beak.
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