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Old 01-16-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Some arrive at 5:00 AM and remain planted until after dark.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/ny...-sit.html?_r=1
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Another seniors bashing thread?

How unique!

Those old geezers! How dare they?
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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People find every and any loophole they can to leverage a situation. Maybe it's more so today, or it is just my perception. These old folks know they are being a-holes, however, there is no right or wrong in this scenario.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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Some arrive at 5:00 AM and remain planted until after dark.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/ny...-sit.html?_r=1
take pictures of offenders
ban from restaurant
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:05 PM
 
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People find every and any loophole they can to leverage a situation. Maybe it's more so today, or it is just my perception. These old folks know they are being a-holes, however, there is no right or wrong in this scenario.
Yes there IS a right/wrong.

This is private property. Mcdonalds should just tell them to leave and never come back. Then when they do (as several indicated they would) just have them arrested for it.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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As a former restaurant owner, I can sympathize with McDonald's. It's not like the typical McDonald's has 230 seats -- I would imagine that the seating capacity in NYC is probably not much higher than 40, if that.

McDonald's could take the tough approach and get tresspass warnings on all of the FOPs, but that's asking for some seriously bad publicity.

What baffles me is the fact that these people have nothing better to do than hang out at a MCDONALD'S for over 12 hours. Those restaurants aren't that nice.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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Yes there IS a right/wrong.

This is private property. Mcdonalds should just tell them to leave and never come back. Then when they do (as several indicated they would) just have them arrested for it.
Well, you can make the argument that private property, not being an unalienable right, is wrong as well. But I digress. By your logic, the only people who were wrong were McDonalds for not exercising the powers that private property grant them. At the end of the day, once they accept the money from someone...they are a patron.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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As a former restaurant owner, I can sympathize with McDonald's. It's not like the typical McDonald's has 230 seats -- I would imagine that the seating capacity in NYC is probably not much higher than 40, if that.

McDonald's could take the tough approach and get tresspass warnings on all of the FOPs, but that's asking for some seriously bad publicity.

What baffles me is the fact that these people have nothing better to do than hang out at a MCDONALD'S for over 12 hours. Those restaurants aren't that nice.
Exactly. If I were going to hang out for 12 hours, or even 2 hours, McD's would be extremely low on my list of places to go. At least go somewhere that has decent food. Maybe they go for the senior discount on coffee.

I'm not sure I believe the story. I don't know a single person, senior or otherwise, who can stand the place. But I don't know any Koreans, either. Maybe that's the catch.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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They could just figure out what kind of music would annoy them the most, and start playing it constantly. At least that's how some fast-food restaurants have managed to rid themselves of unwanted "customers."
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Well, you can make the argument that private property, not being an unalienable right, is wrong as well. But I digress. By your logic, the only people who were wrong were McDonalds for not exercising the powers that private property grant them. At the end of the day, once they accept the money from someone...they are a patron.
If anything is an unalienable right then the right to property is.
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