Regular says she was banned from eating at the bar at Manhattan's scammy Nello restaurant because she might be a sex-worker

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/19/mike-pence-dining.html

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That the owner is a sexist arsehole is yet another reason to avoid this notorious clip joint:

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Too bad her original article quickly descends into kind of an anti-MeToo screed. She could have made her point about “daily indignities” without going after “women who were complicit in hashtag crimes”

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I feel like if a restaurant makes national news more than once for two different varieties of shittiness… I should probably avoid that restaurant. Most people should. I mean… damn. Nello? Sounds like Hell No.

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Seems to me it’s also problematic that the employees are covering for the owners sexist policies and behavior

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We shouldn’t trust this woman because her favorite restaurant is Nello.

The single most famous scam in the restaurant business as @gracchus points out.

There was a location near me years ago. $18 for a bud light, and a $50 surcharge to have the beers opened. A $200 salad that’s just a few iceberg leaves and a tomato.

The only people who knowingly go there are people who are specifically seeking to get a huge bill they can brag about.

I’m not saying she’s actually an escort. But she’s probably some sort of Russian Oligarch or secretly an 80 year old man with a 19 year old 3rd wife, no less than 3 Hamptons Beach houses and a really serious nut against kids these days.

Its not a restaurant. Its a grift. They routinely pad people’s bills (on top of their already scam pricing) to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. And people happily pay. Because for America’s wealthy paying an exorbitant bill at Nello is just the coolest.

Rush Limbaugh was a near daily attendee at the Hamptons location when it still existed.

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Asshole restaurant owner will be disabused of this notion by the human relations commission.

Public accommodations are public accommodations.

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I wish it were so, but nothing so exciting. From the story, she’s just an affluent business executive who likes feeling oh-so-important and who writes off all these over-priced meals as business expenses on her taxes. The male version of that kind of regular is why the escorts were flocking to Nello’s in the first place.

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Mon - Sun 11:30AM - 12:00AM

Pisses me off. There’s no such thing as 12:00AM. Noon and midnight are neither AM nor PM.

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No offence to sex workers, who I am happy to eat next to while they are not working, but…

If this is the kind of restaurant where women of the night indelicately find clients, then that says a lot more about the ownership of the restaurant than anything else, and would not be an establishment I would care to frequent…

I think of it this way, the clientele are people that sex workers consider dealing with as part of their work, but I’m not getting paid.

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Um… Title 9?

What are they, then?

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Problems.

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How so?

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It can cause some confusion.

http://www.npl.co.uk/reference/faqs/is-midnight-12-am-or-12-pm-faq-time

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Shakes tiny fist at gracchus!

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So can many aspects of life; many people are not all that bright, sadly.

I’m still trying to figure out what those two times out of a 24 hour period are, if they are neither AM or PM.

O_o

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I’m sure every weights and measures commission would beg to differ. You might as well complain that noon is “wrong” because it doesn’t actually happen at the celestial meridian.

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Every single computer system that I have ever used represents time as 00:00:00 - 23:59:59; 12 hour time is (midnight) 12:00 - 11:59:59 being AM, and 12:00 (noon) - 11:59:59 being PM.

This may not be technically correct, but it is a lot simpler to use and remember… and it has the benefit of being implemented around the world…

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Either “Noon” and “midnight” or military time are the only ways you can really avoid confusion, but computers find it easier to deal with numbers and most North Americans use AM/PM. So the American online services go with the convention that 12PM = noon and 12AM = midnight when they render business hours and such.

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