Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Doofus Of The Day #344

Today's award goes to the Thai Spice restaurant in Grange, Australia.

A restaurant that refused a blind man entry because it thought his guide dog was "gay" has been ordered by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal to pay him $1500.

Woodville North man Ian Jolly, 57, was barred from dining at Grange restaurant Thai Spice in May last year after a staff member mistook his guide dog Nudge for a "gay dog", the tribunal heard this week.

A statement given by restaurant owners Hong Hoa Thi To and Anh Hoang Le said one of the waiters had understood Mr Jolly's partner Chris Lawrence "to be saying she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant".

"The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the statement said.

Mr Jolly and Ms Lawrence were refused entry to the restaurant - which displays a "guide dogs welcome" sign - even after providing staff with a guide dogs fact card.

There's more at the link.

I ask you! How could anyone be dumb enough to believe that an operation exists to make a dog 'gay'???

(On the other hand, if there really is such an operation, would any reader who knows about it please send me details? There are a few politicians I'd like to nominate for surgery . . . )



Joe Allen said...

An operation to make your dog gay? How ridiculous. Everyone knows it's the dog's choice to be gay...

Actually, someone should develop such an operation. Just think, the resulting protests would keep both Fred Phelps and PETA out of our hair indefinitely!

Anonymous said...

I think I understand what happened. Given the Australian accent, I'll bet "Guide dog" and "Gay dog" sound very similar. And since Le and Hong are unlikely to have Australian English as their first language, I'm sure they misheard. Not that a canine with an alternate lifestyle should be barred in the first place; I'm just saying.


Shrimp said...

I think we should nominate Barney Frank for the first operation, Peter, just to see what happens.

WV: arregov-- a cockney pronunciation of "Harry, Guv." That's the dog's name, of course. Harry, the gay dog.

Shell said...

Instead of a gay dog, how about a transsexual cat? One of my oldest and dearest friends and his "significant other" - known to my children as Uncle Mark and Aunt Bob, respectively - had a male cat that developed a severe urinary tract infection. After several months and types of treatments the vet finally decided that the solution was to remove the kitty's "equipment". VOILA! A homosexual couple with a transsexual cat. I've got the punch line, I just have to come up with the lead-in joke, right?

Take care, Peter. Glad you're doing better.