Thursday, October 30, 2008

Two short stories

Yesterday, there was an announcement over the loudspeaker for all the residents who choose to vote to come to the main dining room at a certain hour. In response to this announcement one of my unbiased assistant-turned-politician yelled out "Any resident who'll vote for McCain will be discharged from this facility!" I asked if he is discharging them to his house but he didn't seem to think that my joke was as funny as his. He is one of many who preach (exclusive) freedom of expression and racial equality (and hinting that anyone outside of his race is somewhat inferior).

I drove to a Jewish neighborhood to buy me some pizza for lunch. The place is a bit overpriced but I was hungry and my choices were limited. As I was waiting for my pizza and old lady ordered a cup of soup. When a small $3 cup of soup was brought to her she asked what comes with it. The worker asked the owner can she get something with her soup, i.e. pita or crackers and the owner said " give her a spoon". The lady asked for something to go with soup again, and again he offered to give her a spoon. I know the economy is shvach and the times are tough but did he really need to be so RUDE?

6 comments:

Jacob Da Jew said...

Nothing to do with the economy. He was being a prick.

Pizza...mmm...

Moshe said...

What else you expect from a Jewish place.

SubWife said...

I wouldn't go back to this store, if I could help it. (I know, sometimes kosher lunch choices are limited and boycotting might not be possible.) And would make sure they knew why I am not coming back. In most places it's pretty standard to give a roll or a piece of bread with soup.

Moshe said...

The only place I know where the owner was insanely nice, was the shawarma place under the train on M.
The guy would always tell me to take more and more salad and gave me a whole bunch of pitas and it was very cheap too.
A shame it closed.

Sally Hazel said...

Yea, Jacob, I was using economy as a poor excuse.

Moshe and Sub: Sadly, a lot of 'heimishe' as well as foreign establishment act like they are doing you a favor by selling you their goods and services. And since competition many of them get away with rudeness, poor quality of goods, and poor service in general. Protesting poor quality of service results in workers and customers just staring at you (happened to me more than once...) though it's still better than just being silent.
And boycotting results in support of local vending machines...

SubWife said...

We have a very nice guy at work coming in every Tuesday to fill in our vending machine. I would rather support him/his business than a man who finds it acceptable to be rude to an old lady. (My stoamch/scale/body in general might not agree with this though and demand more normal food...)