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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 07:55 PM
Response to Reply #64
68. As you wrote...
you worked at the Somerset Club in Boston, not the Petroleum Club. I didn't see wait staff treated with anything remotely approaching respect. I saw no eye contact. I saw no smiles or courtesy.

Maybe you're suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

You find everything I write offensive. I've managed to cope.
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  -My Close Encounter With Power Goldstein1984  Jan-10-10 01:31 AM   #0 
  - You are correct. Sadly, Washington is kowtowing to them instead.  Edweird   Jan-10-10 01:35 AM   #1 
  - It is always nice to be in agreement, Edweird!  villager   Jan-10-10 01:54 AM   #8 
  - It is.  Edweird   Jan-10-10 02:15 AM   #13 
  - Only if we choose to be  tavalon   Jan-10-10 02:13 AM   #12 
     - I am extremely disappointed in the way things are turning out.  Edweird   Jan-10-10 02:26 AM   #15 
     - Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying "Don't worry, be happy"  tavalon   Jan-10-10 02:46 AM   #18 
     - No they want us to be ignorant...  hootinholler   Jan-10-10 09:58 AM   #24 
  - Was it this one?  LoZoccolo   Jan-10-10 01:36 AM   #2 
  - YES! The website actually makes it look a little friendly.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 01:50 AM   #6 
  - Again, we think very differently.  LoZoccolo   Jan-10-10 02:07 AM   #11 
  - I already do that at work.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 02:21 AM   #14 
  - Law #4: Always say less than necessary.  LoZoccolo   Jan-10-10 02:40 AM   #17 
  - Okay, now you really ARE my hero!  LearnedHand   Jan-10-10 09:57 AM   #22 
  - I only learned enough  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 10:09 PM   #86 
  - is this the additive that big ed was pushing?  mopinko   Jan-10-10 03:00 PM   #43 
  - I don't know what Ed was selling.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 03:25 PM   #46 
     - found it  mopinko   Jan-10-10 04:19 PM   #53 
        - Pretty standard variation on a common theme.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 04:48 PM   #55 
  - Brazillian energy crystals  krispos42   Jan-10-10 03:01 PM   #44 
  - +1  Book Lover   Jan-10-10 02:39 AM   #16 
  - Prices aren't too outlandish for royalty.  Dr.Phool   Jan-10-10 04:01 PM   #52 
     - I looked at their menu too  me b zola   Jan-10-10 09:00 PM   #78 
     - The queen would be aghast at this place and would wonder  ooglymoogly   Jan-11-10 08:35 PM   #115 
  - Yuk.  tbyg52   Jan-10-10 09:14 AM   #20 
  - Pretentious, certainly.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 12:57 PM   #29 
     - Oh, obvoiusly it's high-level with regard to money and obsequiousness, but  tbyg52   Jan-11-10 05:31 PM   #112 
  - The bill of fare is piffel....  Aviation Pro   Jan-10-10 01:01 PM   #31 
  - "celebrates just who we are"  Hissyspit   Jan-10-10 01:37 PM   #37 
  - Holy shit.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-10-10 03:53 PM   #48 
  - "Reciprocal" private memberships include The Capitol Hill Club, for one...  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-10-10 05:48 PM   #60 
  - Yuk; speaking of tacky. Just goes to show you money is not a pass  ooglymoogly   Jan-10-10 09:21 PM   #81 
  - The dining room at my mom's assisted living residence is way classier than  grace0418   Jan-10-10 10:42 PM   #94 
  - wow. the menu actually looks extremely reasonable. nt  inna   Jan-10-10 09:29 PM   #83 
  - Those are the people we're being fed to  frog92969   Jan-10-10 01:44 AM   #3 
  - Ruthless pugthugs our government has given too much money to.  ooglymoogly   Jan-11-10 10:32 AM   #104 
  - revolution  pansypoo53219   Jan-10-10 01:46 AM   #4 
  - I say it all the time  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 12:59 PM   #30 
  - Say it all you want  ElmoBlatz   Jan-10-10 07:59 PM   #70 
  - Talk is cheap  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-11-10 04:04 PM   #110 
  - Wonder how many of them are in The Family? eom  Hello_Kitty   Jan-10-10 01:46 AM   #5 
  - These were EXACTLY those kind of people.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 01:52 AM   #7 
  - How do we "bell the cat"? It's thought to be impossible, yet we must.  Jim Sagle   Jan-10-10 02:03 AM   #9 
  - The cats we need to bell the most are...  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 02:06 AM   #10 
  - A similar story...  tango-tee   Jan-10-10 07:22 AM   #19 
  - I've been there, and you've accurately described it.  TexasObserver   Jan-10-10 09:43 AM   #21 
  - I've heard of the Petroleum Club.  AspenRose   Jan-10-10 09:58 AM   #23 
  - I assure you those waitstaff were privy to the most  juno jones   Jan-10-10 10:46 AM   #25 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Jan-10-10 11:08 AM   #26 
  - Great story! I know how you felt...  The_Commonist   Jan-10-10 11:23 AM   #27 
  - "That's about all we can do..."  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 01:05 PM   #32 
  - While I would certainly like to see...  The_Commonist   Jan-10-10 01:16 PM   #33 
     - Opting out, if done on a large scale  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 01:21 PM   #36 
        - We need entrepreneurs who go into the business of showing people how to form Cooperatives.  patrice   Jan-10-10 07:55 PM   #69 
  - Absolutely right, our only victory is to not work for them, nor buy their products. Cooperatives are  patrice   Jan-10-10 07:52 PM   #67 
  - To "bell the cat"  winyanstaz   Jan-10-10 12:19 PM   #28 
  - Petroleum Club, home of the Texas-American Petroleum Mafia  Raster   Jan-10-10 01:17 PM   #34 
  - There are a lot of Texans in Alaska  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 05:28 PM   #58 
  - Been trying to tell folks that. They don't want to believe it.  The Doctor.   Jan-10-10 01:20 PM   #35 
  - I believe at least some of them are betting they can buy their way through Global Climate Change and  patrice   Jan-10-10 08:04 PM   #71 
     - Yep... and to call that short-sighted of them is generous.  The Doctor.   Jan-10-10 10:34 PM   #92 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Jan-10-10 02:04 PM   #38 
  - I've always been in favor of the French solution to  jimshoes   Jan-10-10 02:16 PM   #39 
  - Agree - there is a loophole in capital punishment that needs to be closed. -nt  scentopine   Jan-10-10 02:54 PM   #42 
  - +1  davidwparker   Jan-10-10 03:54 PM   #51 
  - yeah, murder is a great solution. fucking sick.  cali   Jan-10-10 05:57 PM   #62 
  - Not funny. What goes around comes around.  patrice   Jan-10-10 08:08 PM   #72 
     - I actually wasn't trying to be funny,  jimshoes   Jan-11-10 06:10 AM   #102 
  - Strange days indeed  underpants   Jan-10-10 02:43 PM   #40 
  - I grew up with their children  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-10-10 02:54 PM   #41 
  - really good post. I wish I could rec it.  cali   Jan-10-10 06:19 PM   #65 
  - Thank you  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-10-10 10:26 PM   #90 
  - My first husband used to fix typewriters in the homes in Mission Hills. Old Money and some very nice  patrice   Jan-10-10 08:13 PM   #73 
     - I freak my classmates out at reunions  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-10-10 10:40 PM   #93 
  - Aaaaaaaaaaah to be a  femrap   Jan-10-10 03:23 PM   #45 
  - Mostly white; mostly male; mostly old  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 03:40 PM   #47 
     - Thanks....  femrap   Jan-10-10 07:11 PM   #66 
        - Because being bald and below whatever arbitrary level of hight you've selected  rockymountaindem   Jan-11-10 02:05 AM   #100 
           - Did I ask you? No.  femrap   Jan-11-10 09:18 AM   #103 
              - I'm not short and I sure as heck ain't bald  rockymountaindem   Jan-11-10 11:17 AM   #108 
                 - I was talking about  femrap   Jan-11-10 03:56 PM   #109 
  - The new global aristocracy  swilton   Jan-10-10 03:53 PM   #49 
  - Thank you for sharing your insights  varelse   Jan-10-10 03:54 PM   #50 
  - Hope you were able to keep your food down,  onlyadream   Jan-10-10 04:43 PM   #54 
  - I was overcome with the sense that I didn't belong.  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 05:42 PM   #59 
  - You are correct. May I add my story? 20 years ago, one of our  Nay   Jan-10-10 04:57 PM   #56 
  - Saw a Tea Party charter a few weeks ago. It emphasized Property  patrice   Jan-10-10 08:28 PM   #74 
  - Patrice, if you DON'T have it, property takes on the aura of a divine right. It's something  bertman   Jan-10-10 10:13 PM   #89 
  - my dad  lazarus   Jan-11-10 01:55 AM   #99 
  - Based on your observations alone, I don't see what's so onerous.  nolabear   Jan-10-10 05:26 PM   #57 
  - Let them have their clubs and their superiority, just make them pay  Cleita   Jan-10-10 05:53 PM   #61 
  - These are the people who send us to War or to die in the gutter. nt  valerief   Jan-10-10 06:01 PM   #63 
  - I would be surprised to find any of their children among the  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 08:38 PM   #75 
  - I've been in the place of the wait staff who served you and I find your characterization  cali   Jan-10-10 06:07 PM   #64 
  - As you wrote...  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 07:55 PM   #68 
     - Not everything. just some things.  cali   Jan-11-10 04:18 AM   #101 
  - These are the people Bill and Hillary let take over the party  Ken Burch   Jan-10-10 08:52 PM   #76 
  - Watched a Bill Moyers program tonight . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-10-10 08:59 PM   #77 
  - I was a regulator in Alaska during the Exxon-Valdez Spill  Goldstein1984   Jan-10-10 09:28 PM   #82 
     - Interesting levels of deception . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-10-10 10:10 PM   #87 
  - You have seen what most do not, the real boss.  harun   Jan-10-10 09:04 PM   #79 
  - In college, I worked at a club in Boston for the wives of the . . .  janet118   Jan-10-10 09:11 PM   #80 
  - Yes they are different....they have money to cover up  ooglymoogly   Jan-10-10 09:43 PM   #84 
  - Interesting remembrance . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-10-10 10:13 PM   #88 
  - Thanks for your post. I've been to such places. It's right on the money  Better Believe It   Jan-10-10 09:55 PM   #85 
  - In my life I have had the pleasure of meeting some very wealthy people who were good  bertman   Jan-10-10 10:29 PM   #91 
  - I've met a few good ones in my day, as well.  Goldstein1984   Jan-11-10 12:11 AM   #95 
  - You've GOT it! This post should be/start a thread of its own!  Mind_your_head   Jan-11-10 01:09 AM   #96 
  - I couldn't agree more, Goldstein1984. That sums it up perfectly. nt  bertman   Jan-11-10 05:04 PM   #111 
  - Two words; Gandhi-esk revolution.  ooglymoogly   Jan-11-10 10:41 AM   #105 
     - I like that idea a lot  Goldstein1984   Jan-11-10 06:56 PM   #113 
  - So Don Henley was not BS'ing in the last Eagles Album "Long Road out of Eden"  sce56   Jan-11-10 01:33 AM   #97 
  - Membership Dues are only $60/month  zaj   Jan-11-10 01:44 AM   #98 
  - Moderate speak dictates you *must* be over stating the matter  GreenMetalFlake   Jan-11-10 10:42 AM   #106 
  - 1984; If I were you I would get this post removed  ooglymoogly   Jan-11-10 10:49 AM   #107 
     - if he gets screwed there are hundreds waiting to take his place  dusmcj   Jan-11-10 07:03 PM   #114 
 

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