Seattle-Area Restaurant Refuses To Serve TSA Agents

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.
    "We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren't allowed to come into our business," one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. "We have the right to refuse service to anyone."
    She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, "we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave... Their kind aren't welcomed in our establishment."
    The restaurant claims that 90% of its patrons are in agreement with their stance and that the local police have actually helped escort TSA workers off the premises.
    "Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector," says the employee.
    http://consumerist.com/2011/02/seattle-area-restaurant-wont-serve-tsa-agents.html
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Good for them!!!! I wish they would add a few other occupations to the no-serve list!!!
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How is this not segregation/discrimination? TSA agents are simply working as directed.
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Right or wrong, I give them props just for the term "No-Eat List"!!!
     
  5. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

     
  6. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Not only that, but the quote from the OP says "the respect and dignity we deserve"; how subjective is that? Maybe my idea of respect and dignity is not to be searched at all, ever, for any reason, no matter what. Or, maybe my idea of respect and dignity is to search everyone with a beard longer then six inches.

    On the other hand, establishments do have the right to refuse service; at what point an establishment refusing service becomes discrimination, in the legal sense of the word, is unclear to me.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I think there are only 5 groups protected by law from discrimination. Race, creed, sexual orientation, ....
     
  8. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'd respond in kind, were I the TSA by remembering everyone who works at that restaurant and subjecting them to full cavity searches whenever they fly. I wonder who's "punishment" would make a bigger splash
     
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. The very people who criticize the TSA also widely support our "War on Terror". Such a "war" requires tougher security measures at the airport (The TSA). They get what they ask for and now they complain.
     
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna disagree with that claim. I've been both a critic of the war and TSA or for that matter the overbearing security state as a whole and it's been my wide experience that people who support the war also to a person support the idea of TSA and the massive security state.