This way, Jew
Dining for two?
TABLE FOR 'JEW'
By LEELA de KRETSERIt isn't anti-semitic. They're just being insensitive, callous. They don't see the difference between noting someone's ethnicity and just serving them.
August 17, 2005 -- Two diners on a date at a fancy Jersey Shore restaurant were furious when they saw the check — which listed their table as that of the "Jew Couple."
Brooklynite Elliot Stein says he was shocked that a waitress at the Parkhill's Waterfront Grill in Allenhurst printed the slur instead of a table number on his $36.75 bill.
As if that weren't bad enough, the 23-year-old shoe buyer told The Post, the offensive phrase then turned up on his credit-card statement two weeks later.
"My grandfather went through all that in old-school Europe," an angry Stein said yesterday. "But that happened more than 50 years ago. You don't expect it to happen in 2005, especially when a lot of their money comes from our community."
Stein, who has a vacation house in nearby Deal, N.J., said he was a regular at the waterfront establishment.
Along with the list of their orders was the printed phrase: "Jew Couple."
When the group started questioning the manager, Stein said she simply told them there was nothing derogatory about the statement.
Stein said he was then asked to leave for making a fuss.
"It doesn't even say Jew-ish," he pointed out. "It's indefensible."
Maybe if they just handed out symbols, like triangles and stars, they could remember the customers better.
posted by Steve @ 11:05:00 AM