Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Geno('s) in a Bottle

Wow! My Wednesday column about Geno's and American culture really struck a nerve. Yeah most folks thought I worked their last nerve, judging from the 50-plus emails and 20-plus voicemails I received.

Here's a sampling:

From John Bodnar in Yardley: "Is Gino's supposed to hire someone who could speak Spanish in order to take their orders in Spanish? If so, should Geno's also be required to hire people who could speak German, French, Chinese, Russian etc? Will the City of Philadelphia pay their wages?

From Carolyn Sloane: "I, with Mr. Vento, are sick and tired of having to 'press one' for English...What part of I-L-L-E-G-A-L don't you get???.....I guess you and everyone else out there who is trying so desperately to be politically correct (which nauseates me, btw) have to be reminded of what it took for my grandparents, and so many others like them to get over here LEGALLY.

From Kass M. Perretta: "I'm sick and tired of every ethnic group being catered to. I totally agree with Geno's and would send financial support to him if he needs it. And I would never pay to have my lips or derriere made larger. I am totally satisfied with my lily white, northern European complexion. Who would want a shelf butt!!

Shelf butt? Moi?


Blogger Texas Truth said...

Joey Vento is the owner of Geno’s Steaks. That means it is HIS business and he can do wherever he likes. If some immigrant can't order his/her lunch in the way that is prescribed, I guess he/she doesn’t eat at Geno's. I know there are other places in Philadelphia to eat. Some of the bleeding heart liberals just don't get it. Kudos to Joey. I understand no one is turned away. If they can’t order in English, then someone is there to TEACH them the proper way to order. Joey has a great deal of support out here. I have a post at my blog about this and other issues

Please feel free to stop by and read my perspective on this and other issues.

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Blogger Count Screwloose said...

As I noted in a posting to one of the local papers, Philly needs this jerk like it needs another Rocky sequel.

Comforting to know that Vento's got a lot of support in, er, Texas. I wonder how they feel about Tastykakes?


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