What stores/restaurants do you refuse to shop/eat at and why?

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Postby dickey1331 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:26 pm

jeffysdad01 wrote:You're wrong on all counts. I won't see whatever you reply since you're now on my "ignore" list. Bye.


You must really love Texas.
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Postby yfan » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:44 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:There's a small café I occasionally get dragged into with extended family. Somehow they always get my order wrong, and the food they serve is so old, it's a wonder that the public health department hasn't shut them down. BLTs with mold on both the bread and tomatoes.

No one else there seems to mind, though.

Yikes. Have you tried complaining? They should at least replace your food if it's bad or if they got your order wrong.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:13 pm

yfan wrote:Yikes. Have you tried complaining? They should at least replace your food if it's bad or if they got your order wrong.


Oh, they'll replace the food in those cases - if you point it out to them and politely request that they fix it.

It's just that the food can and often does reach the table in an inedible state. Whereas most chefs and waiters would be embarrassed if they served rotten/moldy food, the staff there have a very nonchalant attitude about it. I can imagine the guiding principle in the kitchen is:

"Before you throw old food out, see if you can get some customer to accept it and not complain."

I suppose that's how they keep their prices fairly low.
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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:10 pm

The only place I try not to go to is Sheetz gas station. I stopped going there after they disabled their NFC readers at the pump. They are part of that group wanting to use the alternate method with the barcodes that I hate. Cannot remember the name.
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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:37 am

yfan wrote:One could certainly say that, but one would be hard pressed to find a single case where someone in physical danger from a police officer has ever been able to protect themselves by shooting the officer. I also find it funny that the example you came up of police misuse of force is the shooting of a dog in Utah when there's been several high profile cases of police shooting unarmed black and brown men. But hey.

But the issue here isn't the justifications for the Second Amendment. The issue is a business' right to ban guns from its establishment, and consumers' right to insist that a business does so or take their business elsewhere.


This happened Feb, 2014 in Texas.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2014/02/07/texas-grand-jury-declines-to-indict-pot-grower-who-shot-and-killed-a-cop-during-a-raid/

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Postby benhollberg » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:06 am

Battery111 wrote:You prefer establishments that only allow criminals to carry firearms inside? Because by definition an establishment that has a no firearms policy will only allow those wishing to violate the law to carry, since they aren't going to abide by a sign that says no firearms.


Where I live, Utah, those companies that ban firearms and have signs that say no firearms don't matter. Their signs and policies carry no weight of law. Sure if you're asked to leave and you don't then you'll get a trespassing citation. If I wasn't in Utah I would not visit those restaurants and businesses that don't allow carry without their own provided security. Its fortunate that I don't have to boycott any businesses right now, as I would if I had to.
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Postby jeffysdad01 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:03 pm

Wow. First time for everything. Glad the grand jury got it right.



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Postby dickey1331 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:29 am

I guess you can add Seth Rogen to my list. Michael Moore was already on it.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:02 pm

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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:37 pm

There aren't really any stores or restaurants I refuse to buy or eat at out of political reasons, but out of health and diet reasons I mostly avoid fast food joints. However, I do not buy Made in India. Several people mentioned Chick Fil A, I like Chick Fil A and will eat there irrespective of their moral and political stance.



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