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Geis said,         
March 12 2009

> the woman responded that he had “the attitude of a dog”

At that point, I no longer find myself obligated to take care of the customer, no matter what their request or my willingness to accede to their dogmatic whims. This customer would be passed off to a manager.

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Monty said,         
March 12 2009

No, this customer was not right in stating that “kosher” customers have a right to extra attention.

Also, if she were truely kosher she would have known why he was removing his gloves. Also, most of the “kosher” people I know do most of their shopping at “kosher” stores. They are around, if you look for them.

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Sarah said,         
March 12 2009

Yeah, I agree with you, Geis and Monty. She should have known why he was taking off her gloves. Was she being inconsistent? Lots of kosher people sabotage kashrut.
I agree that she should know that it is a favor, not an obligation, for my friend to cater to her.

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appetite4deduction said,         
March 14 2009

Kinda funny. If someone told me I had the attitude of a dog, there’s no room for diplomacy. My experience tells me that getting special treatment is not something to expect if you insult those you expect to give you charity.

I’d say something like, “Yeah, in fact I DO have the attitude of a dog. I only serve female dogs!”

What if a customer demanded a blowjob on the spot in order to conform to one’s religious beliefs? Requests devoid of pragmatism are the product of imbeciles, not “religious people.”

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Sarah said,         
March 16 2009

Hi Chris!
What kind of sick fantasy is *that*?!

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appetite4deduction said,         
March 16 2009

Hey, don’t look at me on that one! That was dreamed up by Bob and Tom’s radio show on Q95. The mid-90’s saw a number of suicidal cults, including the infamous one at Waco, Texas. Bob and Tom produced a joke song about religious cult leaders getting “benefits” from their patrons, to the theme of David Koresh and Heaven’s Gate. Terrifically gross, but still very funny.

But to put things in perspective, if a Moslem is particularly devout in that he/she must pray towards Mecca, on a genuine prayer-rug, five times a day, how can this inconvenience people? Probably most Moslems don’t expect every business, household, etc. to allow them to set up their rugs literally anywhere, at any time. They’re pragmatic, and they find ways of exercising their religion without calling infidels dogs at the drop of a hat.

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Sarah said,         
March 16 2009

Ah, yes, Waco. Can you send a link to the song?
The example you’re giving likely wouldn’t inconvenience anyone, but hypothetically, say you worked at a hotel or something and a Muslim guest asked you which way it was to Mecca. (Just pointing East isn’t considered good enough.) Now, if you got this question enough times, you’d prolly know the answer in order to cater to your clientele, but what if you didn’t, and your guest got upset?
In one of my interviews for this book, a former Muslim told me that in the US, Muslims often go to services on Sunday instead of Friday so that they can work normal business hours. Not inconveniencing anyone LOL

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