May 29, 2014 3:13 pm -

A restaurant in Pittsburgh, Texas is supportive of its waitress’s comments to two women. It turns out she was reciting the official policy of the establishment.

Collin Dewberry, who was leaving with his partner, said the waitress told them they do not serve a certain type of person at that restaurant. The word she used was derogatory and targets homosexuals.

Collin and his partner Kelly Williams said they have lived in East Texas their whole lives and have never been called that word before.

“We’ve never had that kind of hate displayed to us before,” Dewberry said.

They explained that the waitress then recited the following phrase: “Here at Big Earl’s we like for men to act like men and for ladies to act like ladies, so we want you to never return.”…

That phrase is posted on a piece of paper on the front door of the restaurant.

The owner told us that sign had been here since the restaurant opened three years ago. He also said they have the right to refuse service to that couple in the future because they didn’t follow that policy.

Big Earl said it was their behavior, touching legs, that was against policy, not their sexual orientation.

“I didn’t go over there to inspect to see what he was rubbing. That’s just not appropriate in a family restaurant that has a sign on the front door that we just don’t do that here,” Earl Cheney, the restaurant owner, said.

That waitress who used a derogatory term is Earl’s daughter.

“She’s a young lady, didn’t know what else to say, and they just kept on and she finally said we just don’t like fags,” he explained.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Billy Jackson May 29th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Go to Yelp and look up the restaurant. The comment ratings will make your sides hurt.

    • Dawn May 29th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      I went there and replied. They are taking a huuuuge slamming. Good! Racist morons.

      • Teske May 29th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        Just FYI sexual orientation is not a race. Also be careful, they could sue for slander if it is not honest , i.e. you make comments about being there and you were not there. But it sure is funny.

        • Billy Jackson May 29th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

          I was wondering about that, whether they could have the comments removed, which it seems like they could.

          However, I’m not sure those people are smart enough to even know what Yelp is, and instead think it’s a favorable response to a question.

          • Obewon May 29th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

            ‘smartPhones probably intimidate many of their customers as much as Smartgun lifesaving technology caused gun nuts to freakout over.

          • fahvel May 30th, 2014 at 4:49 am

            or the sound big earls daughter makes when acting as a woman should in texas.

    • AnthonyLook May 29th, 2014 at 4:06 pm
      We liberals have the comedy gene firmly in place.

  2. Jeffrey Jones May 29th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    C’mon, Alan! You’re smarter than I am. When any noun, in this case, waitress, ends with an s, you add an apostrophe to show possession. Not an apostrophe s.You have been officially mavened.

    • Maxx44 May 29th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Actually, he’s correct in this case. If the word that ends in an s doesn’t sound possessive by merely adding an apostrophe, it’s acceptable to add an apostrophe s, e.g., Jones’ doesn’t sound possessive, so Jones’s is acceptable.

      • Jeffrey Jones May 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

        It’s not a matter of pronunciation. It’s a matter of SPELLING. The possessive of Jones is Jones’ and you are correct that it is pronounced just like the plural Joneses. This is a RULE. Jones’s means “Jones is” or “Jones was”. Example: “Jones’s gone now! You’re dealing with me.” “Waitress’s” means “waitress is” or “Waitress was”. The only exceptions I quickly remember are your, is, their, her, its and his.

        • Maxx44 May 29th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

          I know the rules of contractions. Your understanding of possessives is different from what I was taught in both prep school and college, so let’s agree to disagree. No need to get hung up on something so minor. Have a good night!

          • Jeffrey Jones May 29th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

            Actually I see where I we were both wrong — but mostly me. It’s an apostrophe only if the noun is PLURAL! How could I have completely forgotten that? So with possession, it’s Waitress’s and it’s Waitresses’ for a group of waitresses! I was also wrong for Jones. It’s Jones’s for Jeff Jones’s camera, but it’s the Jones’ family car.

  3. AnthonyLook May 29th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Let them know how you feel— or call them (903)856-3867.