Skip to comments.McDonald's in Pakistan forces wife, hubby to sit apart
Posted on 09/13/2012 12:41:13 AM PDT by Cronos
ISLAMABAD: A man and his wife were not allowed to sit beside each other at a McDonald's outlet in Pakistan by managers, who told the couple that such behaviour would have a negative impact on the "Islamic family atmosphere" of the outlet.
Noman Ansari, an exporter, said the incident occurred at a McDonald's outlet in Karachi on Sunday when he and his wife decided to stop for a drink.
As Ansari sat down next to his wife and put his arm on the seat behind her shoulder, an employee asked him to move to the chair opposite to her.
When Ansari asked the employee why he couldn't sit next to his wife, the employee replied, "Sir, this is a family restaurant. Couples sitting together is against the policy of McDonald's Pakistan, as it goes against the family atmosphere of the restaurant." Even after Ansari said that they were married, the employee said, "I am sorry sir, but you can't sit side by side."
The incident has sparked a fresh debate on Islamic hardliners trying to mould public behaviour and thinking in line with their own
I’ve been trying to find a nice place outside of the US to live out my retirement. I think I’ve just settled on pah-ke-stan. /S
“I’m sorry, you can not sit by your wife, but you can beat her or we can have her stoned. Death to the infidels! Would you like fries with that?”
An opportunity to boycott McDonalds! Oh wait, I haven’t eaten there for about a decade, and I think then I just got some fries (emergency comfort food after a job interview). I guess they wouldn’t notice. I treated myself to an In & Out, protein style burger today. Nom, nom, nom.
At least he won’t have somebody stealing his fries...
In Saudi Arabia they have a family section and a section for singles. They are separated by a wall and have separate entrances.
Haven’t been to the McDonald’s in Karachi but I’ve eaten at the KFC in LaHore....
Why do we care? This is their country (Pakistan) let them set the seating plan as they want....Their house, their rules....
Pakistan is an awful place, let ‘em fetser in their own waste....
“...such behaviour would have a negative impact on the “Islamic family atmosphere” of the outlet.”
Yet another way to recommend Islam, the religion of Rage Boy.
Open sesame seed bun ping. Thanks Cronos.
This ain’t Burger King. You get it our way...or die.
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