WTF in America

Old Mar 7th 2014, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Organised by the restaurant, or just by people who happened to be there?

I've never seen that, thankfully.
Not by the restaurant, just run of the mill families gathered in prayer before eating. I believe Alaska attracts a certain big religious right type among others.
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Originally Posted by Montfan72
Not by the restaurant, just run of the mill families gathered in prayer before eating. I believe Alaska attracts a certain big religious right type among others.
Perhaps.

Irritating as that would be to see, I was more concerned that this was being sanctioned by the restaurant, which would be blatantly unconstitutional.

I'd probably loudly get up to go to the bog in the middle of it or something, just to be a dick
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Originally Posted by Montfan72
Not by the restaurant, just run of the mill families gathered in prayer before eating. I believe Alaska attracts a certain big religious right type among others.
I guess it beats changing a diaper on the table next to where I'm sat. Which happened one lunchtime.
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I guess it beats changing a diaper on the table next to where I'm sat. Which happened one lunchtime.
Quite similar, they both involve large amounts of shit.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Perhaps.

Irritating as that would be to see, I was more concerned that this was being sanctioned by the restaurant, which would be blatantly unconstitutional.

I'd probably loudly get up to go to the bog in the middle of it or something, just to be a dick
Just took me by surprise the first few times, one minute they're all chatting and laughing around the table, the next minute, heads are bowed, hands held and theres some earnest sounding whispering going on. I thought it was kind of strange in the middle of Applebees or wherever on a Tuesday afternoon.
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Originally Posted by Montfan72
Just took me by surprise the first few times, one minute they're all chatting and laughing around the table, the next minute, heads are bowed, hands held and theres some earnest sounding whispering going on. I thought it was kind of strange in the middle of Applebees or wherever on a Tuesday afternoon.
Probably a bunch from the UK trying to figure out what to do about the tip.
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Quite possibly, although there was always a certain Mit Romney look about the families, you know the type. All wholesome turtlenecks and girl mullets.
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Probably a bunch from the UK trying to figure out what to do about the tip.
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Originally Posted by hotscot
Is that a Pet Peeve?
Nah...
Doesn't rank *that* high on my list of crazy-making
But...never fails to rub me the wrong way
.....think: itchy, wet wool, reeking of sour odor

My real WTFs in America are yet to come......
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Perhaps.

Irritating as that would be to see, I was more concerned that this was being sanctioned by the restaurant, which would be blatantly unconstitutional.

I'd probably loudly get up to go to the bog in the middle of it or something, just to be a dick
Not sure how it would be unconstitutional unless the government owned/operated the restaurant.
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Not sure how it would be unconstitutional unless the government owned/operated the restaurant.
Either way, prayer has absolutely no place in public. Keep it at home and in church, or **** off.
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I didn't realise that Toyota is a Canadian company.
The flag has a sun on it, the shape of a leaf. Easy mistake to make.
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WTF moment - happens every year on Ash Wednesday....see someone approaching and think "man, wonder what they ran in to" then they get closer and you realize its just the ash on their forehead....did we used to do that back in the UK? I don't remember, but I don't think so....
I hadn't seen that till this year.

I did wonder why there were so many dirty looking hobo's about
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Either way, prayer has absolutely no place in public. Keep it at home and in church, or **** off.
I'm not religious, but what you're saying is a personal preference and contrary to the constitution. There is no freedom from religion in the public square in the US.

I've waited patiently for a taxi driver in DC to finish his prayers, roll up his prayer rug and take me to my destination more than once.
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So here's my WTF in America list, in no particular order:
1) Using the word.....
"liberal" or
"atheist" or
"Mexican" or
"Socialist" or
"gay" or
"intellectual"
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as a perjorative, (often preceded by an actual pejorative," fu--in' ") , or
.... using all of them together, as in:
"Oh, for Chrissake, he's just a f---in', intellectual atheist - a gay, liberal, Mexican Socialist
Tho' I'll admit - used in 1 fell swoop....that's not something I've actually heard (yet)

2) Hermetically sealed office blocks with windows that don't open

3) Combo of Mitch McConnell + Gun proliferation =
Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (the chinless wonder), brandishing his rifle at CPAC: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...n-on-a-prayer/
It's "WTF Democracy in America"!!
Big time.

4) Voting....the penalty being you've just inadvertently signed up for jury duty

5) American flag lapel pins / Old Glory hanging from front yard flag poles.

6) Rise of Fox News

7) Sad decline of CNN

8) TV prescription ads with their dire warnings of potential, scary, disgusting side effects - particularly "WTF" when broadcast whilst eating dinner in front of telly. (well, who does that? )

9) Local news weathermen in front of kaleidoscopic radar maps, in too-tight suits,
gesticulating and doing wild bodily contortions - all of which becomes so hypnotically mesmerizing that when the shock and awe is over - WTF - you can't remember if you've been warned whether or not a blizzard is fast approaching

10) Bumper stickers proclaiming the superiority of the driver's super achiever offspring

11)Fire Sales
Going-Out-Of-Business Sales
Liquidation Sales
Soupy Sales (whoops...strike that....mustn't speak ill of the dear departed....anyway he doesn't belong on any WTF list....name just popped into my head. for obvious reasons..)

12) Capitol punishment

16) Robo calls

17) Coupon clippers, stack in hand, in supermarket check out queue at 6:00PM

18) Mammoth, multi-story parking structures with unmarked spaces, many elevators, escalators and exits

19) Ladies whose religion is made manifest as jewelry 'round their necks

20) 'Nuff from me; ....You decide

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Either way, prayer has absolutely no place in public. Keep it at home and in church, or **** off.
And out of politics!
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