indie wrote:McQueen wrote:AndyABC wrote:
I think it's offside if (a) it's designed to provoke and (b) you can be exposed to it inadvertently.
For example, the Christians who objected to "Jerry Springer, The Opera" didn't have to go and see it, they could readily avoid the offence. I frequently go to comedy gigs and know that I should reasonably anything and anyone to be comedy fair game. However, I don't expect to walk into a coffee shop and have my politics (or, for that matter, my sexuality, skin colour, hair colour, dress sense, musical tastes, size, shape etc.) called into question. Fundamentally, the proprietors of [email protected] ... have no right to assume that I share their sense of humour, or their sense of outrage at George W's election/the Zimbabwean dictatorship/the Iraq war/who won Masterchef or the X Factor.
I'm pretty sure they aren't assuming that you have the same sense of humour as them, they probably hope you might and probably hope it lightens your day a little, nothing more sinister than that I'd expect
Too many people are outraged about about things they've neither seen or heard... lets ban all signs just in case someone sees one that they don't agree with !
Coffee wrote:If I'd have highlighted the word "cool", would that have made a difference? Seems to me that (a) I'd question there being a direct link between empty property and crime, and (b) if occupancy rates are one's concern, then I don't see how the coolness of the occupier has any relevance. Didn't mean it to sound harsh. Sorry if it did.Ivanhoe wrote:AndyABC wrote:if we could just support [email protected] at least until some other cool businesses move into the neighbourhood that would be greatly appreciated. Empty units don't really bring much to the street....
My translation software keeps reading that as: "it brings down the house prices". Is there any fix for this, anyone?
Thats a bit harsh, empty properties both residential and commercial, not only bring down house prices they, increase crime and generally make the area feel less save and a less pleasant place to be.
Possel wrote:Getting back to Laphroaig's original complaint, surely the point is that someone in business can indeed put up whatever sign they want in their own shop. If you and I don't like their humour or their politics (or their coffee) then we vote with our feet and don't go back - it's called the "free market"!
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