|My demotivational poster: “Stupidity: Sometimes, the only thing you can do in response is weep like a little kid”
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Sometimes, I despair for humankind. Sometimes, the amount of seemingly impossibly stupid things that fill this world is just too much. And sometimes, I read stories like this …
[Blind man] Ian Jolly, 57, was barred from dining at the Thai Spice restaurant in May 2009 after a staff member mistook his guide dog Nudge for a "gay dog," a tribunal heard this week.
A statement given by restaurant owners Hong Hoa Thi To and Anh Hoang Le said one of the restaurant's waiters said that Jolly's partner Ms. Chris Lawrence stated "she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant."
At an Equal Opportunity Tribunal conciliation hearing Friday, the restaurant agreed to provide Jolly with a written apology and attend an Equal Opportunity education course, in addition to paying him $1,500.
"The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," a statement from the hearing said.
… and I feel like sobbing uncontrollably for a little while.