Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Shirtless, Shoeless Fight For Equality

It appears that our nation's shirtless and shoeless marched to Washington, D.C. to protest against the restaurants and convenient stores that refused to provide services to these unfortunate souls. Seriously folks, how many of you have been in that situation before? If I only had a dime for everytime I've been turned away from 7-11 because I was barefoot I would be richer than Bill Gates. Would our founding fathers approve of this blatant discrimination? Back then, the proletariat couldn't even afford shoes, yet they were never refused service! What do you think?

4 Comments:

Blogger Dave Gold said...

First of all, anyone that would walk into a gas station without shoes on should have their head examined. Haven't you seen how nasty those floors are. In response to your comment about our founding fathers: Although these men were pioneers of liberty and freedom, they were also racists who were only concerned for the well being of wealthy white men. So yes, I do think they would approve of keeping poor people out of restaurants and stores. On one hand, I agree that there needs to be restrictions for purposes of sanitation and safety. On the other hand, I have sympathy for the unfortunate people who, for whatever reason, cant afford the necessities of life. In conclusion... get some shoes Yaffe, and a haircut!

1:02 PM  
Blogger David Yaffe said...

I appreciate your educated (laugh) comments, for I truly respect your opinion. Your right, they were bloody rascists and elitists who were apathetic to the position of the masses. In response to your comment that I should "get some shoes" and "a haircut", for your information, I have very nice itialian shoes (Bruno Magli-in case you aren't familiar with them, they were made famous by O.J. Simpson)and may hair, well, you shouldn't be talking about my hair Mr. Goldstein. Do I have to whip out some old pictures of you, and maybe show them to your employers? Yeah, I didn't think so! Until next time...

1:26 PM  
Blogger Speedmaster said...

It's (7-11) a private business, why shouldn't they have the right to do as they wish?

And yes, it is discrimination, which has been given a bad rap. It's become a bad word, yet we all do it every day for good reason.

We discriminate when we choose the least busy lane at the grocery storem the least busy lane on the highway. I imagine that you discriminated against less appealing merchants when choosing to walk into a 7-11.

Chris
http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/

3:43 AM  
Blogger David Yaffe said...

Chris,

You are right, the entire post was a joke though! If you read the article, it was from the Onion, a satirical publication. But I appreciate your thoughts.

8:40 AM  

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