Censorship in AvG
You have set up in the Restaurant business. You have a popular thriving little Bistro in the centre of town. You have worked hard over the last year to make your Restaurant popular, You have invested a lot of time and effort to make it comfortable and to cater for the exact needs of your customers.
You have built up a good customer base from almost nothing. People visit your Restaurant because of recommendations or because they were just passing and liked the look of the place. Many come back, over and over again. You have your regulars who dine at your place several times a week. You provide 2 separate menus, one for Vegetarians and one for meat eaters. Both menus are excellent, its the reason why people just keep coming back.
You've worked hard on this Restaurant and are very proud of your achievements.
One day, A Redneck walks in. He obviously has no intention of eating... He's there to pick a fight. He's loud and aggressive. "This place is CRAP" he yells, disturbing all your customers. It's Ok, you think, he'll leave shortly. Wrong! He sits down and picks up his knife and fork in his clenched fists and bangs the handles on your polished table. "Get me some of your Crap food Ass hole" he yells at you, disturbing your guests again. You send a waiter over to take his order and ask him to respect the other diners and keep the noise and the swearing down and to go easy on the abusive attitude.
He's outraged, "You can't tell me to shut up you ignorant little fart", He yells, looking around the room to see if he has succeeded in upsetting anyone. He has, one of your regulars has thrown his napkin onto his half eaten meal and is leaving.
On the way out he is passed by another Redneck on the way in. Someone else gets up to go.
Redneck 2 starts throwing abuse at all the vegetarians, Redneck number 1 joins in. After an hour or two you have lost most of the day's customers and the Rednecks won't leave and won't tone down the attitude despite many requests to do so.
The same happens the following day, and the day after. You now have about 8 Rednecks who regularly come in with no intention of eating, they just like to throw abuse at you, your customers, your food, your Restaurant. They obviously know very little about food, cooking, manners or Restauraunts.
Your customer base is rapidly dwindling.
What do you do ???
The people who built the Restaurant had a gadget installed specifically for this eventuality. All you have to do is press the blue button behind the cash register and any abuse that has been shouted, disappears, No one hears it, It's as though it had never been said.
One day you try the blue button. You told Redneck number 7 to stop calling the young girl in the corner "a bitch" because she was nearly in tears. But he tells you to "F" off. So [click]. All the abuse has no longer been said. The young girl is now unaware that she has been targeted by this jerk and is happily enjoying her Nut Cutlets. The other customers are chatting and smiling and tucking into their food.
Amazing, 5 minutes ago they were about to leave, a young girl was in tears, you were about to lose another customer to the Restaurant down the road and the atmosphere was very uncomfortable. But one press of that button made everything civilised and mature again.
The Redneck sees what you have done and goes Ballistic.... "CENSORSHIP" he yells at the top of his voice, "that's unconstitutional, I'll have you arrested for that you ignorant little basta..". [Click] No one hears a thing. In fact more customers are coming in because of the relaxed atmosphere and the smell of good food.
5 of the Red necks now have purple faces and are up on the tables hurling abuse with added vigour. It's getting a little tedious and time consuming, running backwards and forwards clicking the blue button every time someone is anti-social, so you consider using........ The RED button.
The Rednecks are now knocking over tables and screaming about free will and their God given rights to freedom of speech. [Click] All the Rednecks instantly disappear and reappear out in the street.
After all, this is your Restaurant and it's up to you who comes in and who does not. No one can come in and deliberately upset your customers simply because the don't agree with vegetarianism. They have no right what-so-ever to dictate to you what thay can do in your Restauraunt. Any self respecting Restaurateur would do just the same and ban these abusive fundamentalists. Oops, did I say fundamentalists, I meant "loudmouth Rednecks".
If you would like to eat from either menu at AvG's Restauraunt, Please respect the house rules. The staff are not obliged to serve obnoxious customers and the door staff all have access to both blue and red buttons.