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Diabetic's discrimination lawsuit against restaurant is hard to swallow
The Los Angeles Times (via Drudge) ^ | February 17, 2011 | David Lazarus

Posted on 02/24/2011 6:42:38 PM PST by Ronin

David Martin was in the mood for raw fish, and he liked the deal offered by a Studio City sushi restaurant: all you can eat for $28.

He took a seat at the counter and started ordering. But it turned out that Martin didn't really want sushi, which includes rice; he wanted all-you-can-eat sashimi, which is just fish. He began picking the seafood off the top and leaving the rice.

Restaurant owner Jay Oh told Martin that if he wanted the all-you-can-eat price, he'd have to eat the rice too and not just fill up on fish. Martin replied that he has diabetes and that he can't eat rice.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Japan; US: California
KEYWORDS: diabetes; discrimination; extortion; sushi
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I am not sure about the rules for excepting LA Times, so I kept this as short as possible. The story is well worth reading. It would be nice if any FReepers in LA were to visit this guy's restaurant and provide some support.

It is infuriating how, in recent years, so many wonderful restaurants and bars have been put out of business by conniving and unscrupulous jerks who use their disabilities for ill gain.

1 posted on 02/24/2011 6:42:42 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Ronin

Seems like the solution is pretty easy...don’t offer anything “all you can eat.”


2 posted on 02/24/2011 6:48:24 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Ronin

Technically, sushi is just the rice (it means vinegar rice). So if he paid for all you can eat rice and eats something else, he is in the wrong, period.


3 posted on 02/24/2011 6:48:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Ronin

The restaurant was set up by a jerk. He walked in with $$ in his eyes.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 6:49:48 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Ronin

Sue, sue, sue.
Anything, everything,

SUE!


5 posted on 02/24/2011 6:50:04 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Ronin

What in God’s name is this reasonable article doing in the leftist-victimology-as-an-art-form LA Times?


6 posted on 02/24/2011 6:55:28 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Ronin
It is infuriating how, in recent years, so many wonderful restaurants and bars have been put out of business by conniving and unscrupulous jerks who use their disabilities for ill gain.

Sleezeburger in Sacramento had a very small bar and a walkup order counter but but covered tables 'outside'. They accomodated the handicapped by going outside for there orders. Good enough? NOPE. This wheelchair dude that makes a living finding violations sued because he couldn't come inside to order and shut them down since there was NO way they could modify and still keep the required parking spots. Fortunately, they reopened elsewhere but it doesn't have the same 'ambience'.

7 posted on 02/24/2011 6:57:59 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: ez

Yes, sir, that’s all you can eat for $28.


8 posted on 02/24/2011 7:01:25 PM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Ronin

I am on the side of the diabetic since I react the same way to rice. You have to be strong and not eat it.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 7:04:44 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Ronin

Shakedown. Nothing more, nothing less.

Unfortunately, the world is full of bunco artists. Some of them are diabetic.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 7:09:59 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: bmwcyle
Another slimeball demanding special privileges.

Let's shut down all ski resorts because some people can't ski;no one allowed to watch tv since the blind can't see it.I have some limitations myself and don't expect the rest of the world to kiss m butt.His diabetes is just a feel-sorry for me tool used by a greedy pig!

11 posted on 02/24/2011 7:12:21 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Ronin

“Oh” is obviously a Korean surname. The Koreans are good people. But a word to the wise: Sushi should be eaten only when prepared by a Japanese chef.

(I’ve learned that lesson via a couple of very “uncomfortable” reactions after dining at places without Japanese chefs. But U’ve never had a hint of trouble in the umpteen times I’ve had sushi at genuine Japanese establishments.)


12 posted on 02/24/2011 7:14:45 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: SeeSac
Worked for a guy years back who was confined to a wheelchair. But, he was pretty adept and the building was Handicapped Accessible in extreme.

Bright guy too.

His wife was a nurse. One day he and she got in a tiff and she pushed him down the stairs.

End of marriage. But you know, I never once heard him complain about places he couldn't get into.

13 posted on 02/24/2011 7:18:18 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Ronin

Yeah, but when I go to an all you can eat restaurant, I choose the food I want to eat. It’s akin to an all you can eat buffet demanding you eat bread with your meal.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 7:20:24 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: bmwcyle

I don’t think the guy meant to come in and stir up trouble. I don’t think the owner meant to defraud anyone. I think there was definitely some room for misunderstanding in the “all you can eat”. I would have called this a tie, until the lawsuit happened - that tips my opinion against the plaintiff.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 7:22:12 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: bmwcyle

I am a diabetic and this guy is a crook!


17 posted on 02/24/2011 7:22:50 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Better Friend, No worse Enemy!)
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To: Krankor

‘It’s akin to an all you can eat buffet demanding you eat bread with your meal.’

A buffet is not a sit down meal.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 7:24:31 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Better Friend, No worse Enemy!)
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To: Ronin

If allMartin wants is for Jay Oh to change his policy,then Jay Oh should say no more all you can eat , and Martin should drop the suit.

I think Martin wants the 4 Grand.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 7:27:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: mnehring

“Technically, sushi is just the rice (it means vinegar rice). So if he paid for all you can eat rice and eats something else, he is in the wrong, period.”

You’re absolutely right.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 7:29:54 PM PST by Em and Brets Mum ("Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which we will not put." Winston Churchill)
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To: Ronin
As a Diabetic i have to watch what I eat, when i go to a buffet I pick and choose carefully, because i know for a fact that rice will send my glucose numbers right through the roof.

Perhaps you would rather that people like me don't eat out at all, or perhaps we should wear a 'D" on an armband so that we can be identified and restaurants can decide if they want to serve my kind.

Are you willing to do the same for Epileptics or people with Tourettes syndrome?

21 posted on 02/24/2011 7:30:42 PM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga

“Perhaps you would rather that people like me don’t eat out at all, or perhaps we should wear a ‘D” on an armband so that we can be identified and restaurants can decide if they want to serve my kind.”

A ‘V’ might be better than a D.


22 posted on 02/24/2011 7:35:59 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: beezdotcom

You’re using a loophole and you know it.

It’s recognizable on the face of it that an “all you can eat” sushi restaurant is balancing off the high value of the expensive fish against the inexpensive nature of the rice. Everyone recognizes that, which is why they understand they have to eat the rice as well.

No “all you can eat” sashimi restaurant could stay in business for more than a day unless they charged a $100, and maybe not even then.

I strongly suspect that this jerk has played the same sneaky game at similar places and has gotten away with it by whipping out the “diabetic” card. I think Mr. Oh deserves support for calling him on it.


23 posted on 02/24/2011 7:36:36 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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He is not asking for special privileges.

Sorry. You're wrong. This guy had a good number of options before deciding to sue the restaurant. Not the least of which is reasonable, adult discussion of the issue with the owner. At worst, all he had to do is settle up for his $28 (which he was going to have to pay anyway) and simply leave. Give the owner an earful if he likes but no one was holding a gun to his head to eat at this place.

If he had such a face for fish, why not buy some swordfish at the market and cook it up any one of a dozen ways?
Because he was looking for a way to make a score against a well meaning but ignorant restaurateur.

$28 buys a lot of swordfish at my market.

I have diabetes too and would NEVER in a million years consider reacting the way he did.

24 posted on 02/24/2011 7:42:45 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: verga

As a diabetic who can’t eat rice why would you or this man go to an ‘all you can eat’ sushi bar ?


25 posted on 02/24/2011 7:44:29 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Ronin
Lionel Hutz! Paging Lionel Hutz....
26 posted on 02/24/2011 7:46:23 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Ronin

I have type 2 diabetes and know what I can and can’t eat. Picking the fish off of sushi is certainly something I have done in the past, but one would also have to recognize the business owner’s right to choose who an who not to serve.

The situation was probably poorly handled on both sides, but is a payout warranted? I think not.

My prior experience with sushi buffets is that the fish is poor quality with a extra portion of rice to make the restaurant money. Sushi buffets are usually pretty crappy and the fish of the day is worse than catfish.

Diabetes is something you deal with yourself - not the responsibility of someone else - unless you live in California apparently


27 posted on 02/24/2011 7:47:21 PM PST by BradyBug (Holy Rolling Redneck)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Brazzaz A sit down meal, all you can eat- and they don't make you eat anything you don't want. And they actually let you eat all you can.
28 posted on 02/24/2011 7:53:26 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Ronin

About 45 years ago I was a poor student at Appalachian State (NC). Once a week a local restaurant had “all you can” fish for $1 for anyone with a student ID. I really was poor and hardly ever had any money for anything except a bare minimum of food, and made my whole week on that one night. I was 6’2”, 150# and ate the fries, hush puppies, slaw and everything else and was still threatened with a body search because they didn’t believe I could eat that much food. Sometimes those special promotions don’t work the way they’re designed.


29 posted on 02/24/2011 8:14:17 PM PST by jstaff
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To: Krankor

Got a Brazilian Restaurant in Ocala, last I heard it was $35, second most expensive restaurant in the county.


30 posted on 02/24/2011 8:20:29 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (No Better Friend, No worse Enemy!)
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To: Ronin
You’re using a loophole and you know it.

Uh, "no".
31 posted on 02/24/2011 8:33:06 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: bmwcyle

>>>I am on the side of the diabetic since I react the same way to rice. You have to be strong and not eat it.

I’m diabetic - and this guy is an ass.


32 posted on 02/24/2011 8:36:17 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Ronin

Mr. Oh should post a “We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone” sign.


33 posted on 02/24/2011 8:47:25 PM PST by TChad
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To: verga
I guess since you are diabetic you consider yourself above simple public etiquette?

I managed to teach my child that “all you can eat buffets” have a few simple rules of expected conduct:
1.If you don't know you will eat it, don't put more than a small spoon full to taste on your plate.
2.You can always go back for more, but it is rude and unacceptable to waste food by taking more from a buffet than you will eat.
3.You are a thief if you attempt to take any food you did not consume at the restaurant home with you, from a buffet.

I know many people who are diabetics.
They are just as capable of polite consumption at “all you can eat buffets” as everyone else.
Your particular critical need to pay very strict attention to your food intake does not exempt you from any of the above rules of polite consumption.
Sushi served at restaurant buffets invariably consist of minute portions of fish, wrapped in large portions of rice.
Perhaps you should refrain from buffets altogether, or simply select those items on the buffet line that completely conform to your special diet needs. Most restaurants that offer buffets also offer menu selections for people who, for whatever reason, choose not to partake of the buffet. Your special dietal needs do not exempt you from ordinary polite public conduct.

34 posted on 02/24/2011 9:21:54 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Ronin

What if I like blueberries and think they are good for me? Am I allowed to go to a buffet and take 100 blueberry muffins and pick out the blueberries and eat only those and throw out the majority of 100 muffins? No — that’s essentially vandalism. The deal was to take only the prepared foods you reasonably will eat, and eat what you take.

Sushi is a prepared dish that includes rice. It is not fish, it is sushi. If you are not going to eat sushi then do not take and vandalize multiple portions by picking and then eat a little bit and throw out all the rest. You are not allowed to vandalize food before you eat small select portions of it.

Anyone who defends this total creep or criticizes the restaurant is simply WRONG and your illogical thinking is contributing to America’s troubles.

I hope the jury, representing the fourth branch of government, uses its common sense and resists any pathetic instructions it might receive from the vested legal ruling class about how to rule on this (eg, based on anything like the pathetic ADA); and that it throws this right out of court.


35 posted on 02/24/2011 10:54:48 PM PST by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: verga
As a Diabetic i have to watch what I eat, when i go to a buffet I pick and choose carefully, because i know for a fact that rice will send my glucose numbers right through the roof.

Perhaps you would rather that people like me don't eat out at all, or perhaps we should wear a 'D" on an armband so that we can be identified and restaurants can decide if they want to serve my kind.

I have a dietetic restriction, too. No wheat gluten. No barley. No malt. No rye. No kamut. That's why I'd never go to an all-you-can-eat bread place and complain about the fact that bread has wheat in it. Bread is made from wheat.

Sushi, by definition, is rice with vinegar in it. That's all sushi means. Not fish, not the little dodads on top. Not the nori (seaweed). Just rice. Sushi is rice with vinegar.

What, exactly, do you think would be fair, in light of the fact that sushi is just rice? Should they change the definition just for you?

I don't expect them to change anything for me. If I can't eat in a restaurant, tough to be me. The world owes me nothing insofar as special accommodations to make me somehow feel better about the fact that I have a disease that keeps me from eating things everyone else eats.

36 posted on 02/24/2011 11:14:22 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: verga

As should be perfectly obvious, others having made the point, sushi is a prepared food consisting of rice, vinegar and other ingredients. There are numerous types of sushi that do not even have fish on them.

To think that you can go to an all you can eat sushi restaurant and eat the goodie-goodie stuff and ignore the rice is ludicrous.


37 posted on 02/25/2011 12:37:51 AM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: ez

The guy who came up with all you can Lobster night at Red Lobster lost his job after they lost their a$$ on that special.


38 posted on 02/25/2011 12:40:11 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: EDINVA
As a diabetic who can’t eat rice why would you or this man go to an ‘all you can eat’ sushi bar ?

Well, well for one i happen to like to eat raw fish, second I enjoy eating in restaurants from time to time, and third legally i can go into any restaurant that I like.

More important why do you think I shouldn't be allowed to? Are you one of those anti-diabetic types?

39 posted on 02/25/2011 2:26:25 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: sarasmom
Your particular critical need to pay very strict attention to your food intake does not exempt you from any of the above rules of polite consumption.

And I do follow them. Sushi served at restaurant buffets invariably consist of minute portions of fish, wrapped in large portions of rice.That is correct

Perhaps you should refrain from buffets altogether, or simply select those items on the buffet line that completely conform to your special diet needs.So now I should be restricted from eating where I like, did n't the civil rights act prohibit laws like you want to make?

Most restaurants that offer buffets also offer menu selections for people who, for whatever reason, choose not to partake of the buffet.But i choose to partake of the buffet. Your special dietal needs do not exempt you from ordinary polite public conduct.And your liberal views don't mean that I answer to you. I never said or implied that I or an other diabetic is exempt, but we D@MN well should not be prohibited from enjoying a good meal from time to time where and when we choose to.

40 posted on 02/25/2011 2:36:36 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: mountainbunny
What, exactly, do you think would be fair, in light of the fact that sushi is just rice? Should they change the definition just for you?

I am not asking to have anything change I just don't like the blanket attacks on this guy by so many of the previous posters. None of them were there yet quite a few of our so called "conservative FRiends" lambasted this guy and raked him over the coals with out having all the information.

41 posted on 02/25/2011 4:35:45 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga
As a Diabetic i have to watch what I eat, when i go to a buffet I pick and choose carefully, because i know for a fact that rice will send my glucose numbers right through the roof.

No one stops you from eating sashimi, but as I'm sure you must realize, the fish costs a lot more than the rice. Therefore, an all you can eat sashimi deal is unprofitable to the restaurant. They make their profit on the average amount of fish/rice mix consumed in an all you can eat deal.

Are you saying that because of your diabetic handicap, that restaurant has to serve you a much more expensive all you can eat meal?

42 posted on 02/25/2011 5:39:07 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

See my post #41. My complaint was all the vitiriol against this man with out anyone here knowing all the facts.


43 posted on 02/25/2011 6:33:50 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: verga
I am starting to get a handle on where you are coming from, and since you are diabetic as well, I can imagine why you would be inclined to sympathize with this guy. I do think, however, your sympathy is misplaced in this case.

The story indicates clearly that the restaurant owner attempted to accommodate Larkin by offering to prepare two orders of sashimi, which would cost $25 and would normally be more than enough for anyone who was not determined to pig out, but was refused. That indicates to me that Larkin had indeed planned on pigging out on the expensive fish, ignoring the rice -- smug in his mind that, if called on it, he could whip out the "diabetic card" and get away with it.

Furthermore, despite its low price in relation to the sliced fish, you are ignoring the fact that this person was cheerfully wasting significant amounts of rice -- a taboo in virtually every Asian culture, where the grain is quite literally the staff of life. Now, I don't want to harp on that point too much because most Americans probably wouldn't understand the significance, but I am quite sure it was a major part of why Mr. Oh was so upset. In Southeast Asia, wasting rice simply is not done. It's the worst sort of bad manners.

Then, there is the snarky lawsuit itself. He initially demands a $4,000 payoff and then ups the ante to over $6,000 later. No way, no how, not even a little bit.

Finally, I resent you cloaking yourself in the Conservative mantle in this discussion and strongly resent you accusing those who find Larkin's behavior to be deplorable of being liberals. The Conservative ethos, as I understand it and have always tried to practice it, has always been founded on the "square deal", or as the Aussies would call it, the "fair go". The deal at any buffet restaurant is "take all you want, but eat all you take".

If you think that being a diabetic gives you the right to disregard that kind of common courtesy rule, you are not a Conservative in my book.

44 posted on 02/25/2011 7:03:30 AM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: ez
Seems like the solution is pretty easy...don’t offer anything “all you can eat.”

Reminds me of an old joke that ought to good for at least a groan. A guy goes into a restaurant that says all the catfish you can eat - $5.00. He orders that and is brought a serving of catfish. He eats it and orders more. The owner brings it to him and says, "That will be another $5.00" The customer stutters, "Wait a minute! Your sign says All You Can Eat - $5.00!" The owner replies, "That IS all you can eat for $5.00. Want more, another $5.00." Bada boom, bada bing.

45 posted on 02/25/2011 8:20:01 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: bmwcyle
I am on the side of the diabetic since I react the same way to rice. You have to be strong and not eat it.

Then just order the sashimi. It has no rice. It is more expensive because fish is more expensive than rice but it is a choice. I am not diabetic but I don't order sushi because I only want the fish or if it a roll of some kind that I like I will tolerate the small amount of rice, something I suppose you can't do.

I know being a diabetic must be irritating just as it is for those who are allergic to certain foods and things in food, like MSG and red dye, but life is as it is.

46 posted on 02/25/2011 8:40:21 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

>No one stops you from eating sashimi, but as I’m sure you must realize, the fish costs a lot more than the rice. Therefore, an all you can eat sashimi deal is unprofitable to the restaurant. They make their profit on the average amount of fish/rice mix consumed in an all you can eat deal.<

I order sashimi because I don’t want the effects of eating rice. Sashimi is not served plain. The fish is served on strips of either fresh cucumber or on strips of avocado, at least around my area. Fresh vegetables are not cheap, but they are more healthy than rice for those who don’t eat rice because of health reasons.


47 posted on 02/25/2011 8:48:28 AM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Darnright

>but they are more healthy than rice for those who don’t eat rice because of health reasons.<

Ok, remind me to preview my posts better next time!


48 posted on 02/25/2011 8:49:55 AM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Darnright
I order sashimi because I don’t want the effects of eating rice.

I like sashimi, too. But, I wouldn't be surprised if an "all you can eat sushi" deal would come with some "clean the plate we serve" restrictions. You don't have to take the deal--you can order the a la carte sashimi at the stated price. It's not humiliating to a disabled (diabetic) person--it's just a different menu choice.

This guy wanted a special deal--he just wanted to pick the good stuff off of the plate at the cheap price. Everyone wants that deal; I don't think his condition entitles him to that special deal.

49 posted on 02/25/2011 9:37:07 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The old Lobster Bowl on RT. 6 in Wareham had an all you can eat lobster night back in the 70s... Until that night when Andre The Giant dropped by and purportedly downed 63 bugs!


50 posted on 02/25/2011 10:12:35 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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