Tim Hortons serves up controvery


Kreskin
#1
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
May 30, 2007 at 4:44 AM EDT
CALGARY A boycott is brewing at Canada's iconic coffee and doughnuts chain after a sign that declared "No Drunken Indians Allowed" was taped to a drive-through window at a Tim Hortons [THI-T] outlet in Southern Alberta.....

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...tory/National/
 
DurkaDurka
#2
Youth ignorance and stupidity, it happens.
 
Twila
#3
Why would natives or aboriginals be upset? I'd think all of India would be in an uproar....

We need to clarify once and for the title. When somebody refers to an indian I'm thinking people from India. Maybe I've lived in Surrey to long.....
 
s243a
#4
And time Horton's gets blamed for this? It is not like no one ever tampers with signs. I think I'll order twice as much during the boy caught.
 
Pangloss
#5
Why not a boycott of their crappy coffee and sugary dough fried in lard?

Pangloss
 
DurkaDurka
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

Why would natives or aboriginals be upset? I'd think all of India would be in an uproar....

We need to clarify once and for the title. When somebody refers to an indian I'm thinking people from India. Maybe I've lived in Surrey to long.....

Considering this occured in Calgary, I wouldn't think Asian Indians are the target of the note.
 
s243a
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

Why would natives or aboriginals be upset? I'd think all of India would be in an uproar....

We need to clarify once and for the title. When somebody refers to an indian I'm thinking people from India. Maybe I've lived in Surrey to long.....

And which group of people are you more likely to see stumbling around drunk slurring their words and in need of shower? The sign was of course offensive and it should not discriminant against one group. That said the message is pretty clear.
 
s243a
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Pangloss View Post

Why not a boycott of their crappy coffee and sugary dough fried in lard?

Pangloss


It is so good though and at such a good price. Yummmmmm.... I think it was a fat-nazi that tampered with the sign because he/she wants us to all eat rabbit food. lol
 
Twila
#9
Quote:

And which group of people are you more likely to see stumbling around drunk slurring their words and in need of shower?

Are you serious?
 
s243a
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

Considering this occured in Calgary, I wouldn't think Asian Indians are the target of the note.

Clearly you say this in jest. Have you been to Calgary. It is not so bad now but I here you use to see a lot more drunks in the city.
 
Pangloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

Considering this occured in Calgary, I wouldn't think Asian Indians are the target of the note.

D2, read the OP - it was in Lethbridge.

Pangloss
 
Pangloss
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by s243a View Post

It is so good though and at such a good price. Yummmmmm.... I think it was a fat-nazi that tampered with the sign because he/she wants us to all eat rabbit food. lol

An apple fritter has less fat and calories than a bagel with cream cheese.

I've been eating the bagels because I thought they were, if not healthier, at least less bad.

It's all just junk food.

Pangloss
 
s243a
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Pangloss View Post

An apple fritter has less fat and calories than a bagel with cream cheese.

I've been eating the bagels because I thought they were, if not healthier, at least less bad.

It's all just junk food.

Pangloss

Some people need calories and besides bagels are just bread. Bread is a staple of the poor. If I can burn off the food shouldn't I be able to enjoy it? Who's place is it anyway to tell me what I can and cannot eat?
 
Unforgiven
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by s243a View Post

And which group of people are you more likely to see stumbling around drunk slurring their words and in need of shower? The sign was of course offensive and it should not discriminant against one group. That said the message is pretty clear.

Ralph Kline ftw?
 
Pangloss
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by s243a View Post

Some people need calories and besides bagels are just bread. Bread is a staple of the poor. If I can burn off the food shouldn't I be able to enjoy it? Who's place is it anyway to tell me what I can and cannot eat?

Certainly not me s243a - one of the reasons I do so much sports is to work off the beer and pizza. . .mmm, pizza.

Pangloss
 
s243a
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Pangloss View Post

Certainly not me s243a - one of the reasons I do so much sports is to work off the beer and pizza. . .mmm, pizza.

Pangloss

Your making me hungry
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#17
Quote:
And which group of people are you more likely to see stumbling around drunk slurring their words and in need of shower?


Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

Are you serious?

Dude you just bought yerself a Troll

I can't believe you wrote that either
 
snfu73
#18
Southern Alberta, you say?? Never woulda thunk it! No way...uh uh...not in Alberta of all places...the province that has built itself on tolerance, understanding, respect and liberal values. Oh no, I just can't believe it would be so. Not in this province.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#19
In theory, nobody should be drunk. It is the Drive-Through window.

Has Tim Horton's made a statement or taken disciplanary action? Seems to me that such a sign would not be corporate policy. A boycot would serve what purpose? Has anybody asked them to take the sign down?
 
55Mercury
#20
maybe they'll put in fine print, as an afterthought, "or white people", to hedge their position. but as doug has pointed out, being drunk in a drive-thru is a no-go to begin with. If you're driving drunk you're an idiot, so the sign should plainly state 'No Drunken Idiots - period!'

Dave on the other hand, is like, drunk driving through life, with no consideration for anyone else whatsoever. Some Buddhist. riiiiiiiiiiiiiight grasshopper

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