Penny: Here you go, Quesadilla, salad, here’s your pizza and thanks to Sheldon’s heated discussion with my manager One Barbecue bacon burger barbecue sauce bacon and cheese on the side.
Sheldon: Thank you
Penny: Go Ahead, eat it, I dare you.
The Big Bang Theory The Panty Piñata Polarization 2008
Hunt Bromley: I say Mac waters his whiskey
Jimmy Ringo: Then you’re kinda dumb to be drinking here ain’t ya?
The Gunfighter 1950
I would like to speak to you concerning the rather disturbing incident this mother’s day past at a Cheesecake Factory Location in Miami where a black customer wearing a MAGA hat came in with a party for mothers day and was derided and berated by staff at that location.
On one level I’d like to commend you for your response, the apology offered, the dismissal of the staff involved and the public statement that this is not acceptable behavior is all commendable and to the good but it brings to mind an important point.
The only reason why you were able to take that corrective action is because your former employees actions took place in public in the sight of others with cell phone cameras ready and the story went viral.
What if they hadn’t?
What if your employees who hated Trump supporters in general and black trump supporters in particular enough to make a scene, were cunning enough to decide that instead of making a public fuss that could be publicly reported on and cause them grief, decided to act quietly by messing with that gentleman and his party’s food, drink or desert?
Nobody would be any of the wiser and even if the manager there knew this happened would such a manager be inclined to act? After all to my knowledge the people who were fired were not let go until this became a national issue.
In fact now that it IS a national issue such people who believe that Trump supports are racist, bigoted nazis who deserve whatever happens to them are MORE not less likely to commit such acts but move them out of the dining room and into the kitchen outside the prying eyes of customers and their camera phones.
Therefore I have the following question to ask of the Cheesecake Factory in particular and to any national eatery, particularly ones in blue states who have supported the left against the right on the corporate or local level:
What steps, if any, are you taking to assure Conservatives in General and Trump supporters in particular, whether we are wearing Trump hats pins or not, that we will be able to eat at your establishments without fear of any employee tampering with our meal?
Without an answer to this question, it would be, in my opinion, “kinda dumb” to quote Gregory Peck in the Gunfighter, for any conservative to patronize your chain.
I think the 60 million plus Americans who voted for President Trump deserve an answer to my question and I look forward to your public response to this issue.