July 28, 2004

No Pizza For You!

  From Newsday:Pizza Maker Fired for Refusing Service.

  Aage Bjerre is a Danish pizza maker who stands for what he believes in, and won't back down.  Even at the cost of losing a job.  I first read the headline, and thought," man, you could have a lot of fun with this."  After reading the article, all I can say is that I'm impressed with the man.  He's refused to serve French and German tourists because he says they are anti-American.  He was fined for discrimination, but chose to serve 8 days prison time instead.  That was last year.

  This year, at a different restaurant, in a new location, he did it again.  And it cost him his job.

  We can say "Bravo, way to take a stand!"  And we should.  But think about this;  he is not even an American, and he's taking a stand for us.  

Some may think he's doing this for attention, and may make more money in the long run.  I don't know.  I doubt it.  How much money will he make selling pro-US t-shirts online?  In Europe?  Most of his buyer will probably have to be American.  I do have an idea for his shirts.  Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld?  NO PIZZA FOR YOU!!!

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