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TAKE A SEC. TO READ/Chili's manager who took away man's free Veterans Day meal fired

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posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: damwel




Don't you realize that a guy who made lots of racist comments won the presidency so it's ok to do racist things in the open now. Of course it isn't but what do expect out of these brain dead zombies Trump courted. It's time to pay the piper.


Source please




posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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so enough with the useless banter, I need to know, if I get an ID from the VA, can I shop at the class 6 store?

this is paramount to all other topics.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
so enough with the useless banter, I need to know, if I get an ID from the VA, can I shop at the class 6 store?

this is paramount to all other topics.


Only if you are retired or on active duty.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Read about this the other day... there is lots of stolen valor crap going on now days and people take it way too far with trying to expose these frauds, frauds will eventually expose themselves, there is no point in making an ass of yourself trying to expose them. Which is exactly what the one vet did. Hopefully enough was shown during the incident that he got his full of humble pie. The manager screwed up by taking a side, should have told captain big mouth to sit down and enjoy his meal or go home. Shouldnt have been fired for it IMO some training on how to handle such an odd situation would suffice, and the offended vet should probably be a little understanding of the situation.. as most real vets are disgusted by frauds, especially combat vets. People get excited way too damn easily.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Discharge papers don't mean anything. Go get an ID card. I'm a retired 20 year vet and would never even try to get a benefit without the ID card. Any vet can get one. I am leaning towards the store manager as being correct but he should have ignored it. Not worth your job. I blame this on the stores. They should all ask for a current ID. End of Story.


OP



Walker showed his Mil ID and discharge papers.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: swimmer15
a reply to: seasonal

Read about this the other day... there is lots of stolen valor crap going on now days and people take it way too far with trying to expose these frauds, frauds will eventually expose themselves, there is no point in making an ass of yourself trying to expose them. Which is exactly what the one vet did. Hopefully enough was shown during the incident that he got his full of humble pie. The manager screwed up by taking a side, should have told captain big mouth to sit down and enjoy his meal or go home. Shouldnt have been fired for it IMO some training on how to handle such an odd situation would suffice, and the offended vet should probably be a little understanding of the situation.. as most real vets are disgusted by frauds, especially combat vets. People get excited way too damn easily.


Your pride is above and beyond!
So in your opinion a vet should be hassled with ID or not and some customer can decide whether your dog is a service dog or not and your movements and behavior is satisfactorily Vet!

I have to laugh when I read these kinds of things, my Father having been a very decorated war hero, Brother vietnam and my Son being in both Marines and Army. My Father respected freedom having the customers eyeball each other and decide whether someone acts appropriately vet would have disgusted him!

It reminds me of when My Brother came home from nam and he went home with a friend to Virginia somewhere along the trip they went into a bar that refused to serve his black friend which stunned him! Having fought and watched their friends die for their country! For what!
You can't STEAL valor! So many vets won't claim a reward a free meal or anything else, some poor guy may when he didn't serve I would never check because it all evens out and their heart knows.



Walker wrote that the manager claimed another guest said Walker was not "a real soldier" because he was wearing his hat indoors. Walker said he provided a military ID at the manager's request, along with his discharge papers.

"The guest also said your dog is not a service dog," Walker says the manager told him.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: BubbaJoe

that makes me a sad panda. I was thinking I found a loophole.




posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: swimmer15




Read about this the other day... there is lots of stolen valor crap going on now days and people take it way too far with trying to expose these frauds, frauds will eventually expose themselves, there is no point in making an ass of yourself trying to expose them. Which is exactly what the one vet did. Hopefully enough was shown during the incident that he got his full of humble pie. The manager screwed up by taking a side, should have told captain big mouth to sit down and enjoy his meal or go home. Shouldnt have been fired for it IMO some training on how to handle such an odd situation would suffice, and the offended vet should probably be a little understanding of the situation.. as most real vets are disgusted by frauds, especially combat vets. People get excited way too damn easily.


Having my a$$ kicked before, I tend to keep my big fat nose out of other people's biz unless necessary. I find it hard to believe someone got in this guys biz, what an odd story.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

Im a vet as well, served 11 years... no in my opinion I don't think people should bother anyone. What did I say, I said people who try to expose this stolen valor crap take it too far, for me I don't care.. I can question a vet in general conversation and usually tell within minutes if they are full of # or not... Even still I honestly don't ever feel the need to call them out, as for me I feel if they need to fake being a vet, they live a pretty poor existence already.. I rarely have a want to make someone feel like #. Even those who read me wrong and try to put me in my place. Generally I reserve that for bullies and swindlers.
If anything my ability to be humble is above and beyond.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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edit on 11/15/16 by RedDragon because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: swimmer15
a reply to: Char-Lee

Im a vet as well, served 11 years... no in my opinion I don't think people should bother anyone. What did I say, I said people who try to expose this stolen valor crap take it too far, for me I don't care.. I can question a vet in general conversation and usually tell within minutes if they are full of # or not... Even still I honestly don't ever feel the need to call them out, as for me I feel if they need to fake being a vet, they live a pretty poor existence already.. I rarely have a want to make someone feel like #. Even those who read me wrong and try to put me in my place. Generally I reserve that for bullies and swindlers.
If anything my ability to be humble is above and beyond.

Then I appologize I must have misunderstood, we are in agreement. Dignity wins!



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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unless someone has a link to Chili's webpage or something, im calling BS on this as a manufactured story.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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unless someone has a link to Chili's webpage or something, im calling BS on this as a manufactured story.


I have been suspect of this story every since I read it. I lean toward your opinion.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: swimmer15
a reply to: seasonal

Read about this the other day... there is lots of stolen valor crap going on now days and people take it way too far with trying to expose these frauds, frauds will eventually expose themselves, there is no point in making an ass of yourself trying to expose them. Which is exactly what the one vet did. Hopefully enough was shown during the incident that he got his full of humble pie. The manager screwed up by taking a side, should have told captain big mouth to sit down and enjoy his meal or go home. Shouldnt have been fired for it IMO some training on how to handle such an odd situation would suffice, and the offended vet should probably be a little understanding of the situation.. as most real vets are disgusted by frauds, especially combat vets. People get excited way too damn easily.


If its true, the manager NEEDS to be fired. Not questioning the status of a service animal is management 101. If he doesn't know that, i'd bet his food and labor costs suck too.

One of the easiest law suits to win is an EEOC suit for harassing a disabled person about their service animal. Whats more, you don't even have to lose an EEOC suit to wear all the stains of a bigot.
edit on 11/15/2016 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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It legitimately happened, however this is an element of political spin to the story as well.


"I do believe that the election has changed the hearts and changed the motives of people so much so that he believed in his heart and mind after talking to the Trump supporter that I was stealing food," Walker said.


Dog's name is Barack which, whether or not he is named after the president, also gives a bit more slant to the story; even if subtly.



Chili's president Kelli Valade said in a prepared statement that the restaurant immediately removed the manager.


Dallas Morning News

Chili's is based in Dallas and I've met Kelli Valade a couple of times when I worked for them.

a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Agreed, I've had to deal with guests complaining over a service animal and have had to tell the guest that the animal was permitted by law and that if the complaining guest had a problem with it, referred them to our Area Manager.

I doubt this was a GM/MP and was more likely a restaurant manager, one with very poor judgement at that.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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If its true, the manager NEEDS to be fired. Not questioning the status of a service animal is management 101. If he doesn't know that, i'd bet his food and labor costs suck too.


Chili's president Kelli Valade said in a prepared statement that the restaurant immediately removed the manager.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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Who actually cares about stolen valor? And yes I'm a veteran.



posted on Nov, 15 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: 2Baaka



Who actually cares about stolen valor? And yes I'm a veteran.

Something about acting like you were in the military but weren't kinda stinks.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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The old guy just happened to be wearing a trump shirt and the black guy just happens to be a staunch democrat? Makes the story seem bull poop like to me. Back it up with the surveilance feed and i will believe it.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: tmeister182

None of the Chili's that I know of have security cameras in them, so there's nothing here that would help. Maybe some of the mall or airport units, but not any of the free standing restaurants.


I agree that there is a whiff of something rotten with this story due to the facts you posed, but that it happened is not in dispute.

Another bit of memetic energy to boost into the public awareness in order to achieve specific goals.




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