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
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As long as the requests are phrased politely, I will as politely decline. “Thank you for asking, but I prefer to use proper English. I will refer to the staff in any way I choose. If you elect not to accept my patronage because of that, please inform me now so that I can find a meal in a less politically correct milieu.”
Big Top for the Freak Show. Oh, and they also serve coffee.
“he”, “she” or “it” ... my call to make.
Minneapolis can go to Hell.
If you use the wrong term will they spit in your food like Jesse Jackson used to do when he worked in a Restaurant?
Im sorry, but in my culture we refer to people as XX or XY.
Which chromosome set are you?
I'd do the reverse for the hell of it... not sure which of us would get the nastiest response(s).
Now that I'm a paunchy, 60+ guy who has a perpetually clueless air, I am apparently an object of either sympathy or pity who is occasionally called "honey" by women I don't know... I'm not really used to it yet, but I kind of like it.
"Excuse me, Comrade!"
Then I looked and this jumped out:
" The May Day Cafe asks that you use gender-neutral language when addressing its employees. Thank you. "
That's why it's always fun to have The Captain over for snacks on Sunday afternoons.
I will, but only if they address me in the manner I require:
“Hast thou finished thy victuals, sire, or workest thou still upon them?”
“Payest when thou art ready. The top copy be thine.”
Most people go to restaurants for food, friendship or to relax. Very few go to be judged, tested, ridiculed, even reprimanded by someone who, by the way still expects to be tipped by you!
Besides, didn’t the article say the restaurant is currently closed anyway, until the owner can find a more sustainable policy?
I will not.
I'll do 'em one better and just avoid their place entirely. Problem solved.
“What? Yeah? Ah...no. Now get my steak wench.”
“....Liberals are the most stingiest, polluting, unfriendly, greedy, fascist, hate-filled, mean-spirited, envious, resentful, vicious, close-minded, violent, murdering, child-abusing, amoral, stupid, censoring, horse-punching, book-burning, ignorant, uneducated, unskilled, childish, prejudiced, racist, women-hating, man-hating, perverted, thieving, destructive, American-hating, Christian-hating, muslim-loving, Jew-hating, Israel-hating, communist, vote-rigging, vulgar, dirty, smelly, election-rejecting, regressive, restrictive, prohibitive, bed-wetting, poo-flinging, cop-killing, and scared little lying thumb-sucking idiots God has ever created....”
I agree wholeheartedly, but I just call em insane. Liberals destroy EVERYTHING they touch....EVERYTHING, regardless of what it is. They are truly the BORG of this century and should be dealt with as such.
Yeah - I deliberately leave off a tip when my wife and I are addressed as “guys”. My wife is no “guy”.
I do ‘em one better.
I’d get up and leave and take my business elsewhere.
RESPONSE: “Come here and let show you something. See these here bills in my wallet. That’s called money. See those pictures on those bills. That one is Ben Franklin...guess what? Franklin was a guy. All these pictures are of guys. So my money says to me: go somewhere where they know the difference. Don’t leave any of us here with the insane....CYA.”
And out the door I would be.
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