By: Vulture (cross-posted from The Vulture Lurks)
February 25, 2011
Anyone who has read my blog more than about 5 times knows that schadenfreude is one of my favorite things. Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. I want to see despicable people suffer!
And speaking of despicable people, who among us wouldn’t include the TSSA* in that category.
A Seattle area restaurant certainly does.
Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.
“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”
She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, “we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave… Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.”
The restaurant claims that 90% of its patrons are in agreement with their stance and that the local police have actually helped escort TSA workers off the premises.
“Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector,” says the employee.
Is that awesome, or what? “Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.”
Let’s hope more businesses pick up on this and start to do likewise. There’s no one more deserving that the TSSA’s goon squad. No one.
* You can’t abbreviate Schutzstaffel without the double ‘S’
- Seattle Cafe Refuses to Serve TSA Agents (blippitt.com)