These visiting supposedly nice churchgoers are the epitome of rude, cheap and ungracious people and I hate to stereotype a whole group but I never met anyone to prove otherwise. For years, their head pastor and leader was a patron of one place I worked at and you would think that a recognized public figure would realize that if he's cheap and rude to people at restaurants then word would get around. I mean talk about bad PR, but he never seemed to put the pieces together nor did his congregation.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
OK, into another land mine
I think we had an amazing conversation below on perceptions regarding gay rights as viewed as civil rights (which they are, and which no one seems to disagree with), so I'm going to go in a different direction now.
Ryan at MyMidtownMemphis says what most hospitality WORKERS, not management, are saying about the departure of the COGIC Convention to St. Louis in 2010: Don't let the doorknob hit you on the ass on your way up the river!
While hotels loved to see the Saints roll into town, the bellmen, waiter/waitresses and those who dealt directly with theese folks dreaded their arrival. Notes Ryan:
It's time to move on without them, although I suspect the Saints may have a change of heart after 2010 when the conventioneers receive a less than open-arms welcome in St. Louis. No one likes to lose a huge convention, but when the perception among the hospitality workers is that it brings nothing but pain with little to show for it, who could blame them?