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Keep the menu or bow down to the cancel culture?
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Oct 17, 2019
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Esmaurelia · 31-35, F
I once overheard someone order an "eggless omelette". Further bemused listening revealed it was not due to massive allergies (which would be quite reasonable).

I would press the surcharge, and feed them a little pile of salt, pepper, possibly a dash of milk, and cheese, all in a little piddle of melted butter, for the privilege too.

Anyway the context of that $5 is people pretending allergies (which can be real and life threatening) for pretentious reasons. Ie claiming wheat intolerance and then merrily ordering wheat beer. The owner is very clear a genuine coeliac is never going to be charged (and it's meant to be a joke anyway).

Which one presumes means they must err on the side of caution.

It raises an interesting issue though (assuming NZ law on the matter is more or less the same as British law), because you now have this legal tension between service as advertised, discrimination law (you can bet [i]somebody[/i] will sue them), and the right if a business to charge customers how they like (provided they are upfront about it). Claiming however genuinely that it's a joke would also not stand up well to a jury (or press gallery) consumed with woke hatred of anything funny.

But it's all good publicity for them anyway.
[@896826,Esmaurelia] why can’t ppl just go elsewhere.. why they gotta make a scene a demand ppl get in line with their demands?

Was all I was sayin 😎✌️
Esmaurelia · 31-35, F
[@327405,theoneyouwerewarnedabout] It's like a lot of things on contemporary society that emphasises personal "truth" over facts.

I'm a lawyer. Some day soon we'll have criminals acquitted on the sole basis that they don't feel guilty or don't identify as a prisoner.

Indulging individual preference is great....but only within limits and not when bound up nonsensically with co-opted ideas about discrimination...
midnightrose · 36-40, F
Eh. It's insensitive but it's their restaurant, their menu. They can do what they want. Some people may choose not to go there.

What do you think they should do?
[@600561,midnightrose] keep it 😎
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
😂
UserNameSW · 41-45, M
Add a $20 charge for complaining about menu would be a good step.
JosephineEight · 36-40, F
It's their business, their menu, and they can charge for whatever the want.

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