Friday, June 10, 2016

Mike's Pig Pen in the Crosshairs Briefly Over Sign That Offends Some On-Line

      Kerfuffles arise quickly in these days of social media. Post on Facebook, link on Newzjunky and then one of the remaining MSM outlets declares it news.
      A sign at a Town of Watertown eaterie chastised diabetics from injecting in plain view.   I had never heard of this as an issue and maybe somebody was uncomfortable with open needle use even though it was not for anything nefarious.  I am sure whatever prompted it could have been addressed without a sign as the customer base is likely finite and everyone knows one another.
      Anyway, the on-line shaming and outrage continued until Channel 7 showed up and the sign left.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Feedback-Watertown-Restaurant-Owner-Apologizes-For-Sign-382413691.html

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

And you carry it on as well...

Anonymous said...

Its too bad that the libtards care about adding "rights" that don't' exist but want to extinguish rights like the second amendment that do exist. I bet he took the sign down because he was threatened that he was violating ADA law. But there is no law that says you have to let inconsiderate douche bags inject medicine in their body, at your hotdog stand tables. Now if this was a inconsiderate douche bag breast feeding mother, then YES, yes you do have to let them be assholes. But not diabetics. Next time the owner should just stand next to the inconsiderate jerk and cough all over him.

I know that drug addiction and alcoholism are disabilities, so they should probably "accommodate" drug users and drinkers too.

Anonymous said...

I'm a diabetic who injects. I don't like to make a public spectacle of myself. I don't like to scare little kids. I have no problem doing injections in a private setting. I am not a victim because of it. You do not owe me any money for my pain and suffering. Such BS. Great job of crap by Channel 7 and injections victims everywhere.

Anonymous said...

No one seems to grasp the irony of this happening in a restaurant that sells sausage, hot dogs, burgers and fries as their staple.

I would think the real reason he wants people to shoot up behind closed doors is to prevent his average customer from seeing what his type of food does to them.

And yes, poor food choices are the only reason that type 2 diabetes exists, and is responsible for 95% of all cases. For the remaining 5%, I would bet they don't typically whip out their needs in Dunkin Doughnuts, et.al.

Anonymous said...

Yet another non-news event getting coverage by local media. Cant people just get along and talk to one another without first posting it to the internet.

Anonymous said...

829 is a giant douchebag.

Anonymous said...

I was at a Starbucks this morning and had to watch some inconsiderate lady breast feed her baby. I wish restaurants would start requiring women to breast feed in private

Sue (Mom of a T1) said...

There is a big difference between Type 2 diabetes and Type 1. The owner of this establishment should be aware of the difference. The community that is angry is the Type 1 community as food choice is not the reason our children suffer through the loss of a functioning pancreas. Type 1 is an auto immune disease. T1s do not have the option of giving a shot in a car before they go in and order or else they drop low and this can lead to a coma or death. For a T1 every bit they eat , healthy or not, that has carbs has to be counted and treated for with insulin. So in going out to eat our kids have to get in a restaurant figure out what to eat, calculate the carb to insulin doses and then wait until the food arrives to cover their meal with medicine. If this was simple or easy, or even a quick pill ( that most T2 patients can take to manage)or flavored yummy oral medicine. I really wish that was the case. My 16 yr old is very discrete and doesn't try to gross people out. She was DXed at 11 and in high school she was bullied by the Cheer coach who didn't know the difference of T1 and T2. By daughter was cutting and attempted suicide. I know it isn't a popular conversation and needles even freak me out and I really wish my daughter was not required to use them. Being 16 is hard enough. To have to live with this horrible disease that had he almost in a coma at 11 and in a hospital for the week following , only to find out that this will be the rest of her life really SUCKS. And for the T2s that are only having to take 1 or 2 shot a day then Yeah for you.. But my daughter is no less than 5 a day. Please keep quiet as a T2 if you do not know the difference, and a HUGE difference it is. It is like apples and oranges.Thank you for your time. Have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

2:21, that's all neat stuff that many already know. There is still no reason why doing injections has to become a publicity stunt. It does not have to be an event. We are so proud that you know all this and that you want people to watch you do your thing. It's just not necessary. And no, you're not a victim. And I'm not a phobe of any kind.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty sad that you have one set of diabetics getting pissed with and lecturing other diabetics over something a non-diabetic did.

Anonymous said...

I don't want blood anywhere near the table that I'm eating at.

Anonymous said...

8:38, you are exactly right. One side thinks they are the center of life. They are victims, and if not treated with deference they feel slighted, as if no one feels their friggen pain. The other side thinks it's part of life and isn't wanting to be anybody's project for feeling sorry for one's self.

Ray said...

God , when the old man was alive, that was when there was some signs up. Too bad he died. Loved his humor , and his common way of telling you to F off.