Man Tossed from Bar for not drinking...ANYTHING?

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by southernpixie, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. southernpixie

    southernpixie New Member

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    Had all of you seen this yet? Unbelievable - try to do the right thing.................

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250793,00.html

    MIAMI — A Florida man who said he only wanted to do the right thing by driving his beer-drinking friends instead was designated for disrespect by a bar owner who allegedly beat him up before tossing him, a Miami TV station reported Wednesday.

    Gary Maujean and his wife and friends visited Claire's Lounge in Pinellas Park, Fla., where Maujean ordered a soda, abstaining from alcohol so he could be the designated driver.

    :doh:
     
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  3. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    The bars defense was that he didn't order anything.:mad:
     
  4. southernpixie

    southernpixie New Member

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    I know - CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
     
  5. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    The non-drinker was "designated for disrespect"? What is that writer's first language?

    Funny that a simple assault charge isn't enough. We need a new law.
     
  6. Autumn2004

    Autumn2004 Inactive

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    That is ridiculous! Im so glad we only go to our friend's bar and not some idiot's bar who might be upset I didnt drink. I dont drink alcohol at all and always only drink pop.
     
  7. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Heh I'm glad you said that about the "designated for disrespect" thing, Nova. English isn't my first language but I was going WTF?? One can only hope it's a typo....

    And noooooo, please not any more laws.... :eek:
     
  8. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Is the bar owner going to be charged with assault? if not, then i believe he certainly should be! :furious:
     
  9. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    After re-reading, that wasn't mentioned! I guess I automatically figured they would. Wow, I sure hope they will.
     
  10. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    "Maujean is planning to file a discrimination lawsuit against the establishment over the incident."


    Maybe this wasn't about his not drinking??
    Also I am curious to know how the bar would know what he had orderd ...
    I can recall plenty of times in bars when I would just ask my friend to order me whatever I was having. The bartender would have no clue who it was for.
     
  11. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Could be. Because come to think of it, I've never heard of people getting thrown out of a bar for drinking a soft drink instead of alcohol. So unless this barman/owner/whatever is a real nutcase, he might have had a different (equally unsavory) reason for harrassing this guy.
     
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    packerdog Active Member

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    If he was a decent bar owner he would have given the designated driver a soft drink on the house. Some give free coffee.
     

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