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Posted by kycpl on 2006.12.17 at 11:58


kycpl at 2011-09-09 11:20 (UTC) (Link)
wow - five years and going strong I see.
First - Con Broccoli was one of the best dishes ever, IMHO. Too bad they 86'd it.

Second - "Christians have no more or less right to the culture of this country than anybody else." - My a$$... this country was started by Christians. Get over it. And what yer "More Likely" or "Less Likely" to say or do is yer business.. Freedom isn't free... Anonymous indeed...

Third - This is just stupid, what if you went to a restaurant to eat and someone told you "Happy Eid ul-Fitr!" You would be confused, and maybe slightly insulted. **Nah - I'd probably go google it, like I just did. (I'm going to guess you would be because you seem like one of those self righteous 'I'M AN AMERICAN DAMMIT!' kind of guys) ** yep, I am an American Dammit..
The use of "merry christmas" is singling out a group of people, a group that not everyone is a part of. In places like Olive Garden, where we do believe in a "family experience" the last thing we want to do is offend a guest. ** We - "We"... Yeah, The OG has you fooled. It aint "we", Its "Them". A giant corporate machine, wanting your $$. They go with the PC line because it brings in more $$, not for any rightousness.
As a man who was raised loving christmas and anything to do with it, I wasn't raise to be ignorant, and when working in a place like Olive Garden where you meet more than a variety of different people the last thing you can be is ignorant and offensive.

So before you get mad and upset over you not being able to say "merry christmas" think how you would feel if you were out eating your family and an employee assumed you believed in something that you don't/celebrated something that you don't. **I didnt say I was mad, or upset. Just pointing out the unfairness of it all. Mistakes are made under assumptions all the time. I've fed hindus beef, called a woman "sir", called a man "ma'am", commented on how cute the baby boy was when it's a girl, etc etc.
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