Well, I've typically enjoyed the ambiance at the goodfoot and last night was no different. Drinks were good, service solid, and we left feeling ok. However, after having some conversation outside of the goodfoot with a couple of buddies, the experience was entirely different.
With no warning whatsoever, we were told to "get the fuck out of here" by a typical portland pretentious douche bag. I completely understand that it is late at night, but to our view (by our, I mean 3 guys that work in the industry) there was no one to actually disturb. That is OK, we can understand, but these guys made accusations of us talking "trash" about the employees there. I did my best to clear the air, proclaiming that we at no point had issues with the service or any employee. As I tried to rectify this, I was told repeatedly to "get the fuck out of here".
I truly wanted to make sure that there were no hard feelings and that we had NO problems with any employee there. "Manning up" with profanity laced declarations is probably an effective tactic to use against an unruly patron, but I as my friends can attest I was trying to reach out to the employees. Sure, my buddies and I only tipped like 40%, and sure they never said a word about loitering outside of their establishment previously (of course, I can't imagine that these 7 or so employees were doing anything productive inside at 4 or in the morning, hmmm?), but I wouldn't mind a little bit of common decency and honesty when dealing with an establishment like this.
Once again, I understand that we were out late on a street in front of "your" establishment. All you had to do was say, "hey guys, could you take this conversation somewhere else, please?". I don't walk into your bar with my demands yelling "get me a fucking drink, now!". No, I ask politely and say thank you. I suggest you give me the same respect as someone who helps you pay the rent.
Who cares? Calling someone fat is totally ok. Only in 'Merica is this a problem. People in other countries find it to be fine because they know it's gross. We just accept it here.
It's not okay to take an interest in someone else's potential child? Well, maybe people shouldn't bring their children in public, ever. Your kids are none of our business. Let's keep it that way.
Why do you assume this to be a man?
Being FROM somewhere is nothing to be proud of. Making the decision to BE somewhere is. That being said, you do need to go back to school.
Guess what? You only paid $3 too, which means that you haven't paid enough money to open your retarded pie hole. That beer is there to fill your mouth so that the dumb shit words you want to say can't escape. Laughing at laughable shit is fine, but the commentary needs to go unless you're black. Then, and only then, it is acceptable.
@oregometry - You are a fucking narrow minded, dipshit fuckbag. Not everyone in the service industry made "poor choices" or went the wrong route in life. I work in the industry with a Business Degree and a Master's in Education. Guess what? There are no teaching jobs in Oregon! You have no idea how much I hate asshats like you thinking you made the right choice and everyone who isn't as fortunate as you didn't. Nevermind, just die already.
Yeah! And why aren't there more segments about people in Raleigh Hills that work for Intel or Nike? They are being excluded! It's not a show dedicated to everything in Portland. They are focusing on what makes Portland "different" than other cities. Showing gentrified "PoC" wouldn't exactly be Portland exclusive (it could actually be a great comedic social commentary if someone had the balls to do it). If you don't like the show, don't watch it. Just because you live here doesn't mean you should take everything about the show personally.
It's poorly written, but brings up an important point about food marketing. Companies are using "hot" words like local, organic, gf, vegan, and sustainable for the sake of making a buck, not because of the cause. Sadly, it is effective because of a complete and utter lack of informed consumers. It's not much different than the "fat free" (while loaded with empty calories from sugar) marketing or the shortly lived "0 net carbs" during the Atkins bullshit.
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