wine by the color

Friday, June 09, 2006

Today has been so busy and stressful that I've listened to my favorite Krisha Das CD twice in the hopes of finding a happy place. I didn't think anything would have been noteworthy enough to interrupt the craziness to blog, but alas.

Apparently, Philly cheesesteak institution Geno’s is no longer serving customers who cannot order in English.

All we're asking them to do is learn the English language," said Geno's owner Joseph Vento, 66. "We're out to help these people, but they've got to help themselves, too."

Vento said he has gotten plenty of criticism and threats. One person told him they hoped one his many neon signs flames out and burns the place down, he said.

City of Brotherly Love, indeed.

Of course, it's not as if native Philadelphians speak the King's English either.



  • At 6/09/2006 7:41 PM, Blogger SJPSandman said…

    I don't hire employees who don't have a working handle of the English language.
    I believe being able to speak and understand English should be required to obtain citizenship.
    And those who are here illegally have no rights, anyway. So fuck 'em!
    Still, just for shit 'n giggles, I think I'm gonna head down to Gino's and order a cheesesteak in Hebrew -- even if mixing meat and dairy is a direct violation of Jewish law!
    "Ani rotzah basser v'g'vina, b'vakasha. Toda Raba"


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