Skip to comments.Minneapolis restaurants ask: Would you please use gender-neutral pronouns when addressing the staff?
Posted on 11/12/2017 11:21:56 AM PST by lowbridge
Its why, at Powderhorns May Day Cafe, a small sign taped to the counter bears a polite request: The May Day Cafe asks that you use gender-neutral language when addressing its employees. Thank you. A similar note, modeled after May Days, went up next to the cash register at Taco Cats Midtown Global Market stall in September: Please use gender-neutral language when addressing our staff. Thanks for being a pal.
I think gendered language is pretty integrated in restaurant culture, says Taco Cat co-owner Tristan Jimerson. Ive been working in restaurants for a long time, and sir-ing and maam-ing people, thats just how youre taught.
For Jimerson, who in interviews asks potential hires their preferred pronouns right after asking their name, it just made sense to extend that same courtesy to customer interactions. Following May Days lead, the bike delivery taco joint became one of the newest practitioners of this emerging language movement in the service industry.
That movement got its start in the Twin Cities at Cafe SouthSide. More a community gathering hub than just somewhere to hunker down and suck up the free WiFi, the Powderhorn cafe was a place of radical hospitality, one that actively welcomed LGBTQ+ customers and served as a safe space for trans and non-binary folks. Co-owners Roxanne Anderson and Anna Mayer intentionally created that trans-friendly environmentit was always as connected to their mission as brewing coffee or selling sandwiches.
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LOL! Was getting ready to post that myself.
If we are at a bar, my husband always says “nurse!” to the bartender. People get a kick out of it.
If he ever saw one of these signs, he would end up kicked out if he ever went in.
I tend to say “sweetie” or “honey”.
Ugh. Just lost my appetite.
Thanks for asking but the answer is an emphatic NO!
I would never conduct business with any outfit with this gender-neutral policy. Screw them!
Exactly. “It” if they don’t want to be he or she. “Hey you”, “Thing” works fine for me too.
“If I wanted indoctrination, Id go to a lecture.”
Or go to Starbucks for some SJW barista’s uplifting message.
Anyway, let’s see these joints make it with a 100% liberal customer base.
By all means, let’s dehumanize, denigrate and disrespect the staff, shall we?
I wouldn’t want to eat food prepared in such establishments.
The cook definitely looks like a “they”.
OK, I’ll use HeyJackass.
HeyJackass, how about a refill?
“Minneapolis restaurants ask: Would you please use gender-neutral pronouns when addressing the staff?”
Me: HEY YOU! I NEED MY CHECK NOW!
It: I’m not your waitress. Do you know who is?
Me: I think it’s that stupid looking blonde over there who’s 30 pounds overweight.
See? Easy Peasy ...
Nude wait staff would solve any discrepancies. ..
So everyone is a waitress.
I used to describe Minnecraponus as
“Where women are bitches”
cue faggy lisp
“And tho are men”
Oh for the good old days when such statements were in order...
IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, WALKS LIKE A DUCK AND QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, BY GOD IT MUST BE A DUCK.
These days you never know
SAS—As to using the term STAFF, would you have to determine who gives or receives the staff?
Or, WHO - by natures design - is supposed to?
I prefer the term waitressaurus.
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