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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:16 PM
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Gay waiters and bigot politicians
I'm trying to imagine David Duke being stupid enough to go to dinner at a black owned and operated establishment. Not that they would do anything dangerous or life threatening to him, simply that you would think he would steer clear of the situation if for no other reason than the possibility of never seeing his food or even being served.

So when someone like Virginia Foxx goes out to dinner- how is it that the legion of gay restaurant owners and servers in Washington DC don't concern her in the slightest?

When I was in college, I waited on an anti-gay politician at dinner once. I dragged my feet, and made some "mistakes" in the order, but I regret to this day not simply refusing to serve him, or better yet accidentally knocking over the water glasses on the table. I really didn't need the job badly enough to worry about the consequences.

At a minimum, one could return the credit card receipt completed with a line drawn through the tip and whispering to the customer - "I have zeroed out the tip, I only served you because I am required to do so."
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:27 PM
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1. I have no problem taking their money
I would have given him a big kiss on the way out though!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:27 PM
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2. I doubt Foxx would be recognized
by most people, Duke could pass me in the streets and I wouldn't see him
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:35 PM
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3. Back when I waited tables,
I would've given the table to another waiter. I'm too afraid of what I would do in a situation like that.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:36 PM
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4. I would imagine they're fine with gay folks in servitude positions...
Just like they always have been with black folks.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 11:26 AM
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13. Bingo. nt
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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:39 PM
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5. People like that simply have no idea...
...how much spit, piss, cum, poop and ass-cheek sweat they have eaten in their lifetimes.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:49 PM
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11. That's disgusting and wrong...
No matter how much anyone angers me I would never do something like that. I do not know anyone who would. True, I'm sure it does happen, but the vast majority of people would never sink to that level.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:46 PM
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18. My wife worked at a nice restuarant for about a month,
she said any food that went back to the kitchen had gross stuff done to it. She quit and we never ate there.
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Brooklyns_Finest Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:36 PM
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14. Garbage
Only human trash would soil a persons meal like that. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you have a problem with someone, then man up and confront them. I can't stand passive aggressive BS.

When I was a squad leader in the Marine Corps, I had to severely discipline (okay I smacked the shit out of this kid)a guy for wiping a fellow Marines canteen top with his scrotum. To me, only the lowest form of humans resort to this type act. They think they are getting over, but they are really just debasing themselves.
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:54 PM
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6. You're assuming Ms. Foxx knows how to hold a knife and fork, of course
Well a knife, surely.

Other than that, we'll just have to wait on the testimony of gay waiters who have had the pleasure of serving her, to hear how they have responded to having to wait on such an illustrious guest at their table.

I bet she tips 10%. If she tips.

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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:18 PM
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7. Not sure if there's too many gay waiters at the Applebee's
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:55 PM
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8. not many at Olive Garden either
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:27 PM
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10. Ha!
And where else would Virginia get some o' that Eye-talyan food?
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:23 PM
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16. BS... i worked in the kitchen at an OG, and at least 75% of the male waitstaff was at least Bi.
The kitchen staff was much less (maybe 20% at the most), but the front of the house was made up of about 50% straight, sorority-girls, 40% gay or bi guys, and 10% straight (but GLBT friendly) guys.

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 04:51 PM
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15. at my Applebee's there's a fair share
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:25 PM
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17. I've got several gay male friends at school who wait at the Applebee's here...
With the tips they're bringing in, it's like a license to print money!

Same with the Red Lobster that just opened here a couple of months ago.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 10:52 PM
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19. I like Applebee's
the food isn't bad and it's better than fast food
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:09 PM
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9. Who was the politician?
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:21 PM
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12. I was never a waiter, just worked at a pizza place
but I do remember one time when a couple of guys came in, and I didn't think twice until about five minutes later when I noticed that one of them had several swastikas worked in among his tattoos.

Needless to say, I hurried their order along just to get them out of there. Didn't feel too comfortable with them there. Especially since we had a black employee working that day, and I didn't know how long it would take for him to get back from his delivery run.
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