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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:00 AM

Denny's in Fredricksburg Texas

Talked to my Mom tonight. She told me a story about her and my Dad stopping into Dennys for a meal last week.

Apparently inside the lobby is that claw game, use the claw to get a toy for a buck or whatever. It was mostly empty but inside it was a doll of Romney and another of Obama. However the one with Obama had a watermelon next to it, which really pissed my Mom off.

So when she went to pay her bill, she asked the girl if that machine was operated by a third party who paid for the space, or if it was run by the restaurant. She said the girl looked over her shoulder and looked back at her saying nothing. Mom then told her she thought the watermelon setup was racist and offensive. The girl replied (I'm paraphrasing) "Don't you talk to me about Obama, I served my country and that man is not fit to be Commander in Chief."

Mom, who gets flustered easily, said little and left. She later called the corporate office to file an official complaint. I knew she didn't take a photo, because she's 76 and barely even knows where her cell phone is much less know how to use it, but I kept saying "Damn I wish you had taken a picture of that!!!!" I would have loved to send that to a few different websites.

Can you believe that shit? A store that has a history of lawsuits for racial discrimination had openly displayed an Obama doll with a racist theme and then was absolutely unapologetic about it when a customer complained. Somebody should be fired for that.

Fuckin' Texas.

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Reply Denny's in Fredricksburg Texas (Original post)
SLCLiberal Nov 2012 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #1
Cha Nov 2012 #11
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #13
Cha Nov 2012 #14
SLCLiberal Nov 2012 #2
Lochloosa Nov 2012 #3
SLCLiberal Nov 2012 #4
Lochloosa Nov 2012 #5
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #6
Hekate Nov 2012 #7
Unknown Beatle Nov 2012 #8
ReRe Nov 2012 #9
ashling Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #15
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #16
libdem4life Nov 2012 #17

Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:23 AM

1. I was in that very same Denny's just

six weeks ago and I didn't see that particular machine. However, the wait staff, cashier, and cook were all having a mighty laugh and gab fest over some printed Obama-hating jokes a customer at an adjacent table brought in and shared with them.

I was livid as was the person I was there with and we had already placed our order. Just as our waiter was bringing our order out of the kitchen my companion and me got up and headed for the door because I felt if I stayed much longer I was going to end up with my ass whooped or in jail. The waiter asked where we were going and I told him I was in town for the green living festival and we weren't going to sit and listen to the staff laugh at racial jokes about our president nor was I going to listen to the vile remarks made by them. I also promised to report them to their management.

As I heading out the door I turned and said that we would be cancelling out two of their votes for Romney by supporting President Obama a second time. I didn't see who said it but someone called out "Fuck you and fuck Obama!" as the door closed behind me.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:37 AM

11. Bravo to you, ChisolmTrailDem! so were you able to

contact the management and lodge your complaint?

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:35 AM

13. Well, it was like 11pm and the manager

wasn't there. I called the next day, Sunday, but the manager was "unavailable". I got busy after that and pretty much didn't think about it again until this OP reminded me about it.

I got the impression, and especially after reading the OP, that the behavior I witnessed that late Saturday night was typical for that establishment and that whoever manages (or owns) it probably engages in such speech.

Wish now that I had followed through and been more aggressive in pursuing upper management because maybe I could have had something to do with the story in the OP not happening.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:50 PM

14. Sounds like Denny's lost some customers, regardless.

That "establishment" sounds like a snake pit of brainwashed pods just itching for a fignt.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:43 AM

2. I hope

You called their corporate office to complain. Sounds like that particular store is run by a bunch of bigots.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. Liz kicks ass doesn't she.....lol

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:01 AM

4. She sure does

Just wish she would have been able to take a picture!

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Response to SLCLiberal (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:07 AM

5. I was proud to be the 5th rec to get you to the greatest page

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:33 AM

6. His victory made so many ugly people unhappy

A fringe benefit, but not a bad one at that.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:35 AM

7. Ugh. Thanks for the reminder

... of why I don't stop at Denny's when I'm traveling. Your Mom is a peach.

Hekate

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:16 AM

8. Do you have to go

down that path? Really, Fuckin' Texas? It's not just Texas where this is going on, it's everywhere. Obama haters are legion, from sea to shining sea. I wish all of this individual state bashing would cease and call out the idiots that live there instead. Bash the haters, not the state. While I agree that Texas is full of haters and bigots, we have plenty of blue counties in the Lone Star state.

Anyway, good on your mom for taking a stand.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:25 AM

9. K&R

I never eat at that place. Good on your Mom for standing up to them.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:07 AM

10. I used to go to that Denny's frequently w/ my wife and daughter when we lived out in Llano County

(would love to be there tonight for the Leonid meteors)

I wish I had gotten a picture of a banner they had one time that said


We Serve Seniors
By one get one free

I just had the waffles.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:41 AM

12. Good on your Mom anyway.. first of all for being the kind of Mom

who is offended by stupid racist shit and secondly for complaining to corporate!

That person at the register had no business spewing brainwashed idiocy at your Mom, either.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:55 PM

15. First I can believe that shit

I would have done things a tad different. Not only would I not have a meal there, after making a point of complaining, not to the cashier, the manager on duty, but next would have been calling the corporate office and let them know WHY THEY LOST MY BUSINESS.

As to firing, it could be as simple as that Dennys having a problem, and not the chain. Why I would have taken both steps. Oh and yes, I know how to use my phone, so photo would be taken.

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:29 PM

16. Sounds like Denny's is slipping into an old habit

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Response to SLCLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:34 PM

17. Denny's is L'il Black Sambo's with merely a name change.

Same crappy food...same racist BS.

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