Yesterday I went with my family to a restaurant that I have always generally liked, but yesterday it made me mad. The restaurant was Jonathan’s Sports Grill. Not only have they abolished the half-off pizzas after 10 p.m. deal (which is a whole ‘nother story), but now yesterday I saw a sign on the door prohibiting guns. What is it with these worthless hippies? KNOW YOUR PLACE. You are a restaurant in WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tennessee. Get with the program, or get out of town!
This experience kinda made me want to create my own restaurant and establish some similar policy, except using the opposite of political correctness to make a point. In my restaurant, I would just absolutely cast political correctness out the window. Maybe I could create a restaurant with a sign in the door that said something like, “No Handicapped People Allowed.” Why? Absolutely no reason. Or maybe just, “No Red-Heads” (my sister’s idea). You know, just something that would needlessly and pointlessly infuriate a subset of my potential customers. Or I guess I could always just single out some random race or two — like the idiots businesses used to do during segregation.
“But Drew, you’re so mean!” Well it’s not much different from what these fools do. These business geniuses apparently love to exclude or antagonize their own customers, for no purpose whatsoever. And don’t give me this garbage about “Well it’s a sports bar so they don’t want guns.” I don’t care. There are already laws against getting intoxicated when you’re carrying a gun so that’s no excuse.
No, I probably will not stop going to Jonathan’s altogether. But little insults like that sign in the window just subtract from the utility I experience during the business transaction. Imagine if all the prices went up one dollar in a restaurant that you liked. That dollar increase alone might not stop you from coming altogether, but it would discourage you. In the end, a stupid and pointless policy like this anti-gun nonsense makes me less likely to frequent the establishment.