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69. no, it's when the Reaganite middle class abandoned any sense of solidarity with "menial" labor...
For waitstaff, most of their income comes from tips, and someone who leaves without paying is stiffing the workers. Committed lefties may hate corporations, but we'd never deny a worker his pay.


Speaking of which, funny how you didn't mention the workers who got cheated when people walked off without paying. Nope: your sympathy immediately flew to "property", "private property", "corporations", and "rich people". Why is that?

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  -Local Applebee's gets ripped off by dinner crowd Flatulo  Dec-25-07 11:13 PM   #0 
  - Maybe they're desparate - I mean, they WERE at Applebee's.  Zhade   Dec-25-07 11:18 PM   #1 
  - Hey we eat at Applebee's  proud2Blib   Dec-25-07 11:26 PM   #7 
  - Don't get me wrong - I've eaten there many times.  Zhade   Dec-25-07 11:27 PM   #9 
  - But that's just it Proud 2bLib,  nosmokes   Dec-26-07 01:26 AM   #34 
  - Applebee's is headquartered here  proud2Blib   Dec-26-07 03:52 AM   #57 
  - While it may be a "chain" more than likely  zalinda   Dec-26-07 04:28 AM   #58 
  - I often get the Car to Go  question everything   Dec-26-07 10:21 AM   #102 
  - I prefer to call it Crapplebee's.  sarcasmo   Dec-26-07 06:26 AM   #62 
  - as usual, somebody on DU will make an excuse for criminal action.  book_worm   Dec-26-07 01:37 PM   #168 
  - This may be stealing, but...  ret5hd   Dec-25-07 11:19 PM   #2 
  - I like their food  proud2Blib   Dec-25-07 11:27 PM   #8 
  - you can't really believe this EOM  pitohui   Dec-25-07 11:37 PM   #11 
  - Not everyone has the same tastes - my family likes the place.  Flatulo   Dec-25-07 11:49 PM   #15 
  - You are right........  Darth_Kitten   Dec-26-07 05:36 PM   #206 
  - Actually, yes I can  proud2Blib   Dec-25-07 11:57 PM   #18 
     - Applebee's has some fantastic items. And, yeah, I'll say it:  Common Sense Party   Dec-26-07 12:34 AM   #27 
        - Expense Account  shimbo   Dec-26-07 01:46 AM   #37 
        - Oh, food snob. Find a life. nt  Common Sense Party   Dec-26-07 12:01 PM   #144 
           - I'm a food snob...  Dorian Gray   Dec-26-07 02:04 PM   #179 
              - And that's great when you live and remain in a place that has  Common Sense Party   Dec-26-07 03:31 PM   #184 
        - I agree with you  Skittles   Dec-26-07 03:12 AM   #53 
        - Nice post, Hitler  skygazer   Dec-26-07 04:22 PM   #195 
        - Food snobs  proud2Blib   Dec-26-07 03:50 AM   #56 
        - Thank you. I've probably eaten at more restaurants than most people here,  Joe Fields   Dec-26-07 10:38 AM   #107 
        - I agree.  ceile   Dec-26-07 10:46 AM   #114 
        - Wow -- every now and then maybe, but "frequent"? ;) n/t  clovis29   Dec-26-07 02:01 PM   #175 
        - The fiance LUVS Chili's  ceile   Dec-26-07 04:05 PM   #192 
        - I like Applebees and Olive Garden but not  Yupster   Dec-27-07 01:21 AM   #233 
        - Hey CSP, why is it when some one doesn't agree with your taste or opinion your'e is obviously wrong,  madmom   Dec-26-07 01:11 PM   #160 
        - Some people are so insecure that they look for even the most  Common Sense Party   Dec-26-07 01:46 PM   #171 
        - Olive Garden can kiss my fucking ass  BushOut06   Dec-26-07 03:59 PM   #189 
  - I've always found Applebee's quite good too  donheld   Dec-27-07 02:27 AM   #236 
  - Why the snobbery?  rockymountaindem   Dec-25-07 11:41 PM   #12 
  - It's all about bullying, frankly  JulieRB   Dec-26-07 01:03 AM   #29 
  - Very well put! Bullying is exactly what it is about. n/t  tblue37   Dec-26-07 10:53 AM   #120 
  - Burgermaster is local to Puget Sound.  maxsolomon   Dec-26-07 06:37 PM   #213 
  - The UW Burgermaster is one of our favorites  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-26-07 06:50 PM   #216 
  - Makes them feel like more sophisticated consumers, like going to trader joe's or whole foods  JVS   Dec-26-07 11:21 AM   #134 
     - Oh please.  maxsolomon   Dec-26-07 06:38 PM   #214 
  - My father says if he doesn't like a movie, and I do...  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-26-07 01:44 PM   #169 
  - We have had better tasting food at Applebees than we did last week at "the Cliff House"  SoCalDem   Dec-28-07 10:09 PM   #249 
  - When we, as a society abandoned any sense of shame  question everything   Dec-25-07 11:19 PM   #3 
  - As a pre-Sixties "anti-capitalist" --- ie: "left-libertarian Chomskyite",  pnorman   Dec-26-07 02:36 AM   #49 
  - So, the boomers invented stealing?  Le Taz Hot   Dec-26-07 05:52 AM   #60 
  - Your post is dead on the money. The boomers do think they are owed everything.  default_to_freedom   Dec-26-07 06:35 AM   #63 
  - Spoken by the  Le Taz Hot   Dec-26-07 08:44 AM   #72 
  - Spoken by someone who is sick and tired of hearing from the "me firstme now" generation.  default_to_freedom   Dec-26-07 09:34 AM   #88 
     - Care to explain yourself, or are you just in the mood to hurl outlandish  Joe Fields   Dec-26-07 10:42 AM   #110 
        - There will always be intergenerational bickering; that's old news.  Selatius   Dec-26-07 07:06 PM   #218 
  - that's probably why they put Reagan in office...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 08:48 AM   #73 
  - You are no doubt right about that. They gave us for Reagan,  default_to_freedom   Dec-26-07 09:32 AM   #87 
  - You little snip. I did not give you Reagan. I did fucking not give  acmavm   Dec-26-07 10:54 AM   #122 
  - Baby Boomers gave us Vietnam? Hello!  Zookeeper   Dec-26-07 01:11 PM   #161 
     - In 1980, the oldest Gen Xers (me) were 14.  Touchdown   Dec-26-07 01:46 PM   #172 
        - Every generation has its Ringwalds and Moores...  Zookeeper   Dec-26-07 01:59 PM   #174 
        - apologize fpr George Bush or you're completely full of shit!  bettyellen   Dec-26-07 06:11 PM   #208 
           - What? You like Molly Ringwald?  Touchdown   Dec-27-07 10:04 AM   #239 
              - you, no... but a lot of Xers feel they are blameless. and if they want to blame regan on boomers  bettyellen   Dec-27-07 07:20 PM   #240 
                 - No, your logic is too simple.  Touchdown   Dec-28-07 08:54 AM   #245 
                    - true-- but it's also true- you will see Xers post mega blame without taking any credit themselves  bettyellen   Dec-28-07 09:59 PM   #248 
  - Alright. If you want to play that silly game, because frankly, yours is  Joe Fields   Dec-26-07 10:45 AM   #113 
  - my reference to the right's "generational resentment screeds" should have clued you in...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 10:55 AM   #123 
     - it is precisely that assessment that I would take exception to.  Joe Fields   Dec-26-07 10:58 AM   #128 
  - We did not  question everything   Dec-26-07 11:11 AM   #131 
     - hey -- you're the one who started out blaming the boomers and the sixties...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 11:16 AM   #133 
  - Oh, you're going to dis all the boomers? Seems to me that many of Gen X and younger that I know,  raccoon   Dec-26-07 09:12 AM   #80 
  - Gen X and Gen Y'ers are the generations that will turn this country around.  default_to_freedom   Dec-26-07 09:38 AM   #90 
  - I hope they do turn this country around.  raccoon   Dec-26-07 09:41 AM   #92 
  - Only after they finally step back...  LanternWaste   Dec-26-07 10:13 AM   #100 
  - The older Gen X-ers I know are all Rethuglicans.  Zookeeper   Dec-26-07 01:16 PM   #164 
     - You can stop saying that now.  Touchdown   Dec-26-07 01:48 PM   #173 
        - And I hated Reagan....  Zookeeper   Dec-26-07 02:02 PM   #177 
  - I'd like to point out that the boomers had way more stuff  Maine-ah   Dec-27-07 07:55 PM   #244 
  - Learn A New Tune  ProfessorGAC   Dec-26-07 09:28 AM   #84 
  - Spoken like a true boomer.  default_to_freedom   Dec-26-07 09:39 AM   #91 
     - Look Who's Talking!  ProfessorGAC   Dec-26-07 10:00 AM   #98 
     - One of the things necessary for turning this country around...  JHB   Dec-26-07 12:04 PM   #145 
  - That is your opinion, certainly not based on fact, and one that I  Joe Fields   Dec-26-07 10:40 AM   #109 
  - LOL Tombstoned already! What a crappy subthread of boomer-bashing. nt  Hekate   Dec-26-07 03:44 PM   #186 
  - I could smell the pizza cooking right from that first flaming thread.  lpbk2713   Dec-26-07 03:53 PM   #187 
  - Your generation has had everything handed to them by mommy and daddy.  TheGoldenRule   Dec-26-07 05:14 PM   #203 
  - no, it's when the Reaganite middle class abandoned any sense of solidarity with "menial" labor...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 08:37 AM   #69 
  - I noticed that too.  thecatburgler   Dec-26-07 04:05 PM   #193 
  - Contempt of capitalism...  LanternWaste   Dec-26-07 09:44 AM   #93 
  - Our local paper had an article today about an elderly couple who  tblue37   Dec-26-07 10:58 AM   #127 
     - My dad.. (who was a boomer)  Omphaloskepsis   Dec-26-07 11:41 AM   #140 
        - Retrospect is amazing. My uncles (born in the teens of the 20th century) used to tip outhouses over  Hekate   Dec-26-07 04:16 PM   #194 
  - I wonder if their insurance would cover their loss?  lpbk2713   Dec-25-07 11:20 PM   #4 
  - I doubt it. Running a restaurant is tough, & the wait-staff all got stiffed too. nt  Hekate   Dec-26-07 04:00 PM   #190 
  - I'm not sure if I'd go back to the restaurant after a fire alarm  dwickham   Dec-25-07 11:20 PM   #5 
  - Why not? It's proof that their smoke detectors are working...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 12:12 PM   #147 
  - So did someone pull the fire alarm?  proud2Blib   Dec-25-07 11:25 PM   #6 
  - i dunno but i will say this  pitohui   Dec-25-07 11:34 PM   #10 
  - Applebee's is your basic pub food - what we call  Flatulo   Dec-25-07 11:47 PM   # 
  - have you ever heard a fire alarm go off and had to evacuate?  pitohui   Dec-25-07 11:55 PM   #17 
     - Oh good grief - we have fire alarms all the time at school  proud2Blib   Dec-26-07 03:49 AM   #55 
     - Did it say the restraunt caused the fire or could a customer have triggered an alarm?  Marrah_G   Dec-26-07 09:48 AM   #94 
     - Things happen  Yupster   Dec-27-07 01:32 AM   #234 
  - Self-delete  Flatulo   Dec-25-07 11:47 PM   #13 
  - Are ya KIDDING me? I'm thrilled that they have a fire alarm that works!  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 09:10 AM   #79 
  - I Buy That Completely  ProfessorGAC   Dec-26-07 09:31 AM   #85 
  - If you were looking for a "dining experience" at Applebee's  WillowTree   Dec-26-07 12:18 PM   #150 
  - What about the folks who took their plates outside and finished their meals before leaving? n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-26-07 02:18 PM   #182 
     - Heck Yeah.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-26-07 06:58 PM   #217 
  - I was with your self congratulatory rant up until you said;  John Q. Citizen   Dec-25-07 11:49 PM   #14 
  - thannks john  pitohui   Dec-25-07 11:52 PM   #16 
  - You misinterperate me  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 12:04 AM   #19 
  - You could have also said that  John Q. Citizen   Dec-26-07 01:53 AM   #40 
  - I'm with you on this one, Flatulo...  truth2power   Dec-26-07 09:22 AM   #82 
  - I agree with you. The only reason I could think of for  Midlodemocrat   Dec-26-07 10:49 AM   #116 
  - I'm pretty shocked that anyone wouldn't see it as stealing  Lorien   Dec-26-07 01:18 PM   #166 
  - My goodness, you don't pay a bill and that's not dishonest?  YankmeCrankme   Dec-26-07 12:14 AM   #23 
  - "The customer is always right"  ellisonz   Dec-26-07 02:03 AM   #43 
  - Even if you follow that belief you still need to talk to the manager not just leave. nt  YankmeCrankme   Dec-26-07 10:37 AM   #105 
  - except for when they're wrong.  Maine-ah   Dec-26-07 12:30 PM   #152 
  - not if you haven't finished your meal.  QuestionAll   Dec-26-07 10:22 AM   #103 
     - Lots of people don't finish meals, doesn't mean they can leave without paying  YankmeCrankme   Dec-26-07 10:40 AM   #108 
        - If you choose not to finish, you pay  gollygee   Dec-26-07 10:43 AM   #111 
        - What about if you are not satisfied with the meal or service?  YankmeCrankme   Dec-26-07 10:48 AM   #115 
           - You don't have to hang around waiting for an hour or so for the manager  gollygee   Dec-26-07 10:52 AM   #119 
           - OP stated 5 minutes passed. nt  YankmeCrankme   Dec-28-07 11:43 PM   #252 
           - being dissatisfied and having a fire alarm interrupt your meal are two different things entirely.  QuestionAll   Dec-26-07 10:55 AM   #124 
        - but this is not a case of being dissatisfied with the meal or the service.  QuestionAll   Dec-26-07 10:53 AM   #121 
           - Yes, I would definitely do that  gollygee   Dec-26-07 10:56 AM   #125 
  - It has to do with attitude and motive  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 01:11 AM   #31 
  - You just fell for the bait....  ShaneGR   Dec-26-07 01:50 AM   #39 
  - With the fire department all around?  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 02:13 AM   #44 
  - What -- your hands are broken? You can't write a note?  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 09:55 AM   #97 
     - You'd be told to leave  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 11:05 AM   #129 
        - except that it became obvious that the fire department weren't there to fight a fire...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 11:30 AM   #137 
        - They always respond the same  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 11:41 AM   #139 
           - no, they don't...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 11:54 AM   #142 
           - Yeah, people have to stay out of the way  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 12:13 PM   #148 
           - Sheer terror?  GirlinContempt   Dec-26-07 03:27 PM   #183 
           - Sheer terror???  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 04:36 PM   #196 
              - I lost my home in a fire  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 08:08 PM   #220 
                 - I sympathize with you... I was burned out of my house three  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 09:20 PM   #224 
                    - The manager says he KNEW they wouldn't return  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 09:28 PM   #226 
        - There was no fire. The manager told everyone this as they were  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 01:13 PM   #162 
           - The manager could be wrong  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 01:34 PM   #167 
  - It's not that simple.  Orsino   Dec-26-07 11:09 AM   #130 
  - I agree. A good portion of people either hadn't eaten or were in the middle of a meal.  readmoreoften   Dec-26-07 02:25 AM   #46 
     - some people may have also left money on the table...  QuestionAll   Dec-26-07 10:24 AM   #104 
  - I enjoy eating at Applebee's.  Akoto   Dec-26-07 12:05 AM   #20 
  - Why the discussion?,  DiverDave   Dec-26-07 12:10 AM   #21 
  - Sad, sad, sad.........  HiddenInVA   Dec-26-07 12:11 AM   #22 
  - I'm not sure why you're getting such a hard time from others  magellan   Dec-26-07 12:27 AM   #24 
  - You need to find a new store  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 01:16 AM   #33 
     - It's happened in both our local supermarkets  magellan   Dec-26-07 01:28 AM   #35 
        - They manage to stop them here  sandnsea   Dec-26-07 02:15 AM   #45 
           - I've never had it happen to me, but then again, I've never been grocery shopping in Florida.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-26-07 02:31 AM   #48 
           - Well, now you know someone who's had this problem. n/t  magellan   Dec-26-07 12:54 PM   #157 
           - Don't ask me  magellan   Dec-26-07 12:53 PM   #156 
           - Criminality is protected by law in FL and TX, Other states to a lesser degree.  greyhound1966   Dec-26-07 06:25 PM   #212 
  - The ones that didn't pay up were probably Republicans. nt  cat_girl25   Dec-26-07 12:29 AM   #25 
  - After reading this thread,  Yupster   Dec-27-07 01:43 AM   #235 
  - I agree to a point  pipoman   Dec-26-07 12:30 AM   #26 
  - People who had finished eating probably should have paid. But not people who hadn't recieved meals.  alphafemale   Dec-26-07 12:57 AM   #28 
  - that's what i was thinking. tell customers their meal is on the house  orleans   Dec-26-07 03:16 AM   #54 
  - I worked at a movie theater through many fire alarms.  Omphaloskepsis   Dec-26-07 12:33 PM   #153 
     - Correction...  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 04:45 PM   #198 
  - What the hell did the staff of Applebees do?  Luminous Animal   Dec-26-07 01:10 AM   #30 
  - actually, AB's pays for everyones meals regardless of  Maine-ah   Dec-26-07 10:37 AM   #106 
  - Really surprised by some posts here  KT2000   Dec-26-07 01:14 AM   #32 
  - theft yes. some of the post.... reason there were so many stealing when they walked away  seabeyond   Dec-26-07 06:06 PM   #207 
  - This thread is a little too over-the-top, IMO.  PBass   Dec-26-07 01:36 AM   #36 
  - I agree with you.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 02:01 AM   #42 
  - Link to your story? Serves to reason that a mass theft on this scale would get a mention  ShaneGR   Dec-26-07 01:48 AM   #38 
  - The poster is describing her own personal observations.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 01:59 AM   #41 
  - Call them yourself...  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 04:49 PM   #199 
  - Everyone is missing the point  Shanti Mama   Dec-26-07 02:25 AM   #47 
  - what about the patrons who were only half done, had just been served, or were waiting for food?  QuestionAll   Dec-26-07 10:58 AM   #126 
  - the Point Being: How Not Be a Poor Restaurant Manager  Crisco   Dec-26-07 08:13 PM   #222 
  - Piece of shit dumpwads. Any who had kids with 'em taught 'em  Kurovski   Dec-26-07 02:42 AM   #50 
  - the person throwing the false alarm ...  razzzleberry   Dec-26-07 02:52 AM   #51 
  - I'm betting that most of them  malaise   Dec-26-07 03:10 AM   #52 
  - I try not to make these kind of judgement calls on strangers  iwillalwayswonderwhy   Dec-26-07 05:44 AM   #59 
  - that's what i thought - the meal was probably ruined anyway  bedazzled   Dec-26-07 08:00 AM   #65 
  - Assholes!!  Swamp Rat   Dec-26-07 05:53 AM   #61 
  - I know exactly how honest people become cold.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-26-07 07:05 AM   #64 
  - Wait a minute. Isn't Applebee's a cafeteria style restaurant where you pay first?  NNN0LHI   Dec-26-07 08:16 AM   #66 
  - I have only been to one  vpilot   Dec-26-07 08:23 AM   #67 
  - No - you sit down and eat  gollygee   Dec-26-07 08:32 AM   #68 
  - it's the place where you get sassed by a talking apple...  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 09:38 AM   #89 
  - no.  Maine-ah   Dec-26-07 12:46 PM   #155 
  - There are assholes on DU (as in other places) who think stealing is just fine  karlrschneider   Dec-26-07 08:43 AM   #70 
  - Give it a break Karl, some people just don't think killing is the proper response to stealing. nt  YankmeCrankme   Dec-26-07 10:44 AM   #112 
     - And some people think stealing is fine.  karlrschneider   Dec-26-07 02:01 PM   #176 
        - Don't cuss at me. You're the one that cheers killing people. nt  YankmeCrankme   Dec-28-07 11:40 PM   #251 
  - If I'd just been served my meal and I hadn't eaten, or if I hadn't eaten much, I wouldn't pay  gollygee   Dec-26-07 08:43 AM   #71 
  - Yes, according to the OP's descriptions, the parties were in various stages of enjoying their meals.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-26-07 09:18 AM   #81 
  - What jerks.  asdjrocky   Dec-26-07 08:53 AM   #74 
  - Even a chain restaurant can be "local"  KeyLimeDem   Dec-26-07 08:54 AM   #75 
  - Less Thieves Than Wimps  Crisco   Dec-26-07 09:05 AM   #76 
  - What about the staff who were all screwed out of tips? n/t  MiltonF   Dec-26-07 09:32 AM   #86 
     - That's Sucks  Crisco   Dec-26-07 11:25 AM   #136 
  - I Me Mine...  progressoid   Dec-26-07 09:05 AM   #77 
  - If I was there and I heard the alarm go off...  Fox Mulder   Dec-26-07 09:09 AM   #78 
  - what if you've already thrown down a couple of drinks, some appetizers, etc?  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 09:27 AM   #83 
  - This thread makes me sad for a couple of reasons.  olafvikingr   Dec-26-07 09:49 AM   #95 
  - Ditto.  WillowTree   Dec-26-07 12:59 PM   #158 
  - Americans don't mind stealing...we're stealing Iraqis oil too and...  L0oniX   Dec-26-07 09:55 AM   #96 
  - It sounds like the 80s are still with us  treestar   Dec-26-07 10:03 AM   #99 
  - lol, we have that problem quite often.  Maine-ah   Dec-26-07 10:16 AM   #101 
  - Thank You for Posting - I Wish More People Understood Good Business  Crisco   Dec-26-07 11:23 AM   #135 
  - let's list the ethical issues involved:  NorthernSpy   Dec-26-07 10:49 AM   #117 
  - It really doesn't matter who you chose to buy from.  LWolf   Dec-26-07 10:52 AM   #118 
  - I would have gone back  shenmue   Dec-26-07 11:15 AM   #132 
  - As someone who works in food service, I say "Fuck you" to those who would leave w/o paying.  RandomKoolzip   Dec-26-07 11:35 AM   #138 
  - I think the issue is as such  sentelle   Dec-26-07 11:53 AM   #141 
  - That guy you used to know .....  lpbk2713   Dec-26-07 12:07 PM   #146 
     - no, he's non-political.  sentelle   Dec-26-07 01:17 PM   #165 
  - The responses on this thread are all over the place! Talk about digressing...  hisownpetard   Dec-26-07 11:59 AM   #143 
  - This is why all Applebee's waitstaff should carry guns.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 12:17 PM   #149 
  - I may get better tips that way....  Maine-ah   Dec-26-07 12:25 PM   #151 
  - Hey, you want to make my ass go outside while I'm eating, you're paying.  originalpckelly   Dec-26-07 12:45 PM   #154 
  - Good point, and the manager had obviously been thru this before  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 02:04 PM   #178 
     - knowing how the restaurant business goes  sentelle   Dec-26-07 03:41 PM   #185 
        - waitstaff makes half of minimum wage.It's like 3.50 per hr  Maine-ah   Dec-27-07 07:35 PM   #241 
  - For all anyone here knows  WillowTree   Dec-26-07 01:10 PM   #159 
  - The real sad part of that is the tips not left  proud patriot   Dec-26-07 01:14 PM   #163 
  - The problem is  sentelle   Dec-26-07 05:08 PM   #201 
  - The ill will due to being forced to pay for a half-eaten meal might have been worse for Applebee's.  LoZoccolo   Dec-26-07 01:44 PM   #170 
  - I appreciate Applebee's Weight Watcher menu  LittleClarkie   Dec-26-07 02:07 PM   #180 
  - Dine and dash works so much better when there's a fire alarm involved.  AtomicKitten   Dec-26-07 02:08 PM   #181 
  - That's just wrong. The manager will pay for this out of his pocket, not Applebee's Corp.  Hekate   Dec-26-07 03:55 PM   #188 
  - I've been through the same experience.  primate1   Dec-26-07 04:01 PM   #191 
  - I've been in a similar experience... Bomb scare...  KansDem   Dec-26-07 04:39 PM   #197 
  - It is simply that general acceptance of theft and dishonesty that used to be the domain of the upper  greyhound1966   Dec-26-07 04:51 PM   #200 
  - That's a Sad Statement  Crisco   Dec-26-07 05:29 PM   #205 
  - I always think that violence should never be initiated and is only a response to violence.  greyhound1966   Dec-26-07 06:11 PM   #209 
  - You know, that post pretty much summarizes my sentiments.  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 09:31 PM   #227 
     - It is sad, the end of empire. It has happened time and again and the example you posted was one  greyhound1966   Dec-27-07 01:10 AM   #232 
        - Same to you friend. This may sound corny, but I believe that  Flatulo   Dec-27-07 09:13 AM   #237 
  - I don't blame them for walking away-their dinner was ruined.  TheGoldenRule   Dec-26-07 05:10 PM   #202 
  - Probably a bunch of kids running around.  ronnykmarshall   Dec-26-07 05:21 PM   #204 
  - We had a fire alarm when I worked at Papas in Houston...  Lisa0825   Dec-26-07 06:15 PM   #210 
  - As the economy gets worse and worse you will see more of  lovuian   Dec-26-07 06:24 PM   #211 
  - Had I been in the restaurant, here's what I would have done:  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-26-07 06:47 PM   #215 
  - Applebee's hasn't half the charm of Hooters.  rug   Dec-26-07 07:57 PM   #219 
  - Theft is a stain on an individual's self image ...  Trajan   Dec-26-07 08:12 PM   #221 
  - Applebees is a nasty place to eat around here.  Rex   Dec-26-07 08:14 PM   #223 
  - The problem is it was dinner time.  gatorboy   Dec-26-07 09:27 PM   #225 
  - Hey, you get hustled out of the place in the middle ...  avenger64   Dec-26-07 09:33 PM   #228 
  - Would you feel the same way if it were a local mom/pop business?  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 11:11 PM   #230 
  - The thing of it is, a lot of times the waiter or waitress has to pay if you dash.  MrSlayer   Dec-26-07 11:05 PM   #229 
  - I know that's the case in some places.  Flatulo   Dec-26-07 11:21 PM   #231 
  - Dangerous thing to do......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-27-07 07:38 PM   #242 
  - You'd be surprised that to some on DU, that doesn't matter......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-27-07 07:40 PM   #243 
  - Disgusting.  yardwork   Dec-27-07 09:26 AM   #238 
  - Looking at this thread  Dorian Gray   Dec-28-07 08:58 AM   #246 
  - kick  JVS   Dec-28-07 10:57 AM   #247 
     - OMG! I can't believe this is still up!  Sugar Smack   Dec-28-07 10:35 PM   #250 
 

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