- Oct 27, 2017
What's the proper response for you and your family who's main crime is enjoying dinner?
The pepper spray and tazer is closest to my preferred option. Ultimately, I would prefer using a phaser set to kill and use it on them until they dematerialize. It would serve as a good deterrent for future boorish clowns interrupting my dining pleasure.
So, how do you ignore this?Ignore them. All they want is a response. And since my kids know that I support equality and justice for all, I would simply explain that I think these particular tactics are severely misguided.
I'm definitely down for some mace or pepper spray. These people don't know me or my beliefs so to make some random assumption based on the fact we're white is...well...ironic. They had me at hello, so harassing me (and my family) is just going to piss me off.
Yeah it appears she was engaging with them, that's what I wouldn't do. Then I'd order another drink.So, how do you ignore this?
A raucous contingent of Black Lives Matter protesters harassed white diners over the weekend in Pittsburgh, hurling insults before one demonstrator stole a drink off one pair’s table. Cellpho…nypost.com
If a large group walks over, starts shouting at you and your family then flips over you're table, what will you do? I'm pretty certain my wife would mace them.By the general public? Absolutely not
By law enforcement if they've been given lawful orders to disperse? Yes
Edited video?I haven't seen one of these in person, so I always take the videos we see online/news with a grain of salt. We don't know if the videos were edited, what happened before someone started recording, etc.
The burden should always be on the restaurant in question though. Typically either remove the agitator from the restaurant and/or call the police if that's not feasible. Patrons should generally refrain from reacting imo unless they are directly threatened.
Not referring to this one specifically, but others that have been circulated have been edited, or at least didn't show the entire series of events.Edited video?
It’s a BLM march with 100s of people going past restaurants that are forced to only allow outside dining due to Covid. A couple dozen people peel off from the march and tear up the outdoor dining area. They yell thru a microphone “you’re on stolen land” and toss tables. The restaurant doesn’t carry the burden. The diners don’t carry the burden. The burden is on the 95% of BLM protestors that allow the 5% of agitators act like fools. Either the 95% feel the 5% is just or they are cowards.
I've got too much at stake to risk losing it all by engaging with these types of people. But go ahead and pepper spray them. I'm sure they will take very kindly to that as well.Yeah...keeping your head down and ignoring them. They will take very kindly to that.
Got a random idea- when a person walks into a place and isn’t compliant.. use automation for the non compliant: the employee sees the non compliant person(s) in the entry area and they can sound an alarm with an automated voice “you are non-complaint ... you are non-compliant”