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Not wanted at restaurant

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    If they were turned away because of their race, then that's unacceptable.

    That said, I'd love to know what their "white accent" sounded like!

    Cheers, Jeff
  3. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I read yesterday about a Sikh man who was ejected from a nightclub because they had a 'no headgear' rule and objected to his turban.
  4. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    That's not surprising, as the Sikhs successfully challenged the road transport safety rule that motor cyclists should wear protective headgear. If they choose not to take advantage of protective equipment, that's their affair, but what's the Sikh attitude to headgear required as PPE? (i.e. where the site owner/manager has a Duty of Care to employees and visitors under HSE legislation)
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    RP? AKA "BBC English" from decades ago.
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Well, they did say "reservations only" and then said they could have a table when they reserved by telephone... I couldn't have resisted going back myself, just to see what happened.


  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  8. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    In the case mentioned perhaps yes, but perhaps no because there are too many variables at work in this particular instance to tell. But, living in a small market town that had the second highest percentage leave vote, I can honestly say that racist attitudes are certainly on the increase. I've seen it and heard it since the Vote and it's getting worse, some of it is pretty blatant too.
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  9. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Jolly good show old chap .
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I remember many years ago I was in Wales on a charity event. We were in a pub and there was a young black bloke who was quite clearly being ignored at the bar. He wasn't with our party but was also involved on the event. In our group, however was a mate who was also black. He was around 6'6" and very well built. He walked up to the bar and their attitude changed completely. They both got served after he had a little word!
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  11. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Well you can bet it wasn't a Glasgow accent because they had their reservation accepted !
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  12. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    My Wife lived in North Wales for a couple of years and faced terrible verbal abuse as an obviously English woman.
  13. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    My daughter lived in 'Welsh' Wales and never experienced any hostility.
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Not had a problem in fifty years. In a very Welsh part. Just accept that English is a second language in large parts of Wales still and people will accept you. Even though it can be annoying when you are trying to learn the language and everyone changes to English to be polite.

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  15. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    That's my experience. People would break off conversations in Welsh to include us. Maybe the fact I had a rural accent made a difference, but I doubt it. The only anti-English sentiment I encountered has been in Scotland, Stirling to be precise, where a pub/restaurant manager ignored us, but the locals we spent the afternoon drinking with soon put him straight.
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  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    My brother once had problems with his accent, but I attribute that to his attitude rather than nationality. ;) I've had no bother, although it always gets tiring explaining to people during the 6 nations that my team don't play, so no need for the 'us' and 'you' which are incorrectly assumed.
  17. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    It can happen anywhere if your face does not fit. Treat the locals with respect and they will respect you. We love Wales and have had very few problems but some people are just unfriendly wherever you may be.

    The incident in the restaurant is a very poor show and I hope the member of staff is disciplined accordingly.
  18. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    She was only there two years and it was a long time ago when she was married to a policeman who had a violent streak.
  19. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    If I had a restaurant I would not turn any person away because of their race. On the other hand I would love to ban anyone who prefaces every sentence with, "So".
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  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I really do detest that too. Add to that if anyone said " Can I get ...... " when ordering, then they should be thrown out.

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