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   Undertoad  Saturday May 22 12:17 PM

5/22/2004: Little Miss Hooters



Presented WITH bias, and with intent to enflame is this finding from Stacy Tabb (Sekimori).

I am pretty hard to shock, and would let consenting adults do pretty much whatever they want, and get pretty tired of the "anything for the children" drone in society, but this is where it goes too far: this "Little Miss Hooters" contest was intended for 5 and unders, to be dressed in the same costume as their adult-ish Hooters waitresses, including spandex shorts and tied-up T-shirt.

(It was cancelled by Hooters national office - it was the work of a lone manager.)



lumberjim  Saturday May 22 12:31 PM

do you remember the contest they had where they tricked the contestants into thinking they were giving some cool prize like anew car, but through a nasty play on words, they......oh yeah!

they offered a new toyota...but when the girl won, they gave her a new toy yoda. too funny....anyone know if they had to give her a toyota?



wolf  Saturday May 22 12:35 PM

Re: 5/22/2004: Little Miss Hooters

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
(It was cancelled by Hooters national office - it was the work of a lone manager.)
Waitaminnit ... Hooters has ethical standards? That's more a sign of the coming apocalypse than the contest!


smoothmoniker  Saturday May 22 02:11 PM

please. The only difference between Hooter's and Chili's is that Hooter's is public with their hiring practices.

-sm



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 22 02:34 PM

They could win the JonBenet Ramsey trophy.



Nothing But Net  Sunday May 23 02:49 AM

Any activity that keeps kids off drugs is probably OK.

But this isn't one of them.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 23 09:53 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Nothing But Net
Any activity that keeps kids off drugs is probably OK.

But this isn't one of them.
To the contrary, mandatory Prozac and Ritalin for all.


russotto  Monday May 24 01:52 PM

Re: Re: 5/22/2004: Little Miss Hooters

Quote:
Originally posted by wolf


Waitaminnit ... Hooters has ethical standards? That's more a sign of the coming apocalypse than the contest!
Darn right they do. You don't do something like this without arranging for a cut for upper management.


Beestie  Monday May 24 02:14 PM

Quote:
...do you remember the contest they had where they tricked the [Hooters Girls] into thinking they were giving some cool prize like a new car...

...they offered a new toyota...but when the girl won, they gave her a new toy Yoda. too funny....anyone know if they had to give her a toyota?


Hooters settled and she got enough to buy a real nice Toyota


lumberjim  Monday May 24 03:02 PM

nice. serves em right. thanks beestie

good work. you have been promoted to junior detective. See ms. green for you new badge and firearm



BrianR  Monday May 24 03:03 PM

Some waitresses simply have NO sense of humour!

Brian



Happy Monkey  Monday May 24 03:09 PM

It's a good thing that size matters not, because that light saber is as big as Yoda!



SteveDallas  Monday May 24 06:19 PM

I was resisting the urge to speculate whether it was a lightsaber or... well... you know...



ladysycamore  Monday May 24 06:30 PM

"Little Hooters"...how dumb.

And that Toyota gag..even dumber.



wolf  Tuesday May 25 01:58 AM

That is one skanky looking waitress, even for Hooters ...

I'm not a lawyer, and I don't play one on TV, but unless the prize conditions were put in writing as "Toyota" instead of ToyYoda, her misunderstanding/misinterpretation should not have constituted damages. If the restaurant manager, however, implied that an automotive prize was involved, yeah, I'd agree that she should win a settlement, but no more than attorney's fees, court costs, and the price of a new vehicle, base model. Winner to pay applicable taxes, titles, transfers, and insurance, just like on a game show.


Beestie  Tuesday May 25 10:41 AM

Originally posted by wolf

Quote:
That is one skanky looking waitress, even for Hooters ...

I'm not a lawyer, and I don't play one on TV, but unless the prize conditions were put in writing as "Toyota" instead of ToyYoda, her misunderstanding/misinterpretation should not have constituted damages.
Regarding the waitress' skankage quotient, I was thinking the same thing and wondered how she won the contest (selling the most beer) in the first place.

Regarding the legal problem, I have two guesses. One is that the manager was probably aware that the waitresses thought the prize was a car and did not correct the mis-impression and therefore took some responsibility for it. Guess two is the ever-present threat of a sympathetic jury and bad publicity. Never underestimate the power of a greedy lawyer and 12 really stupid people.


Nothing But Net  Wednesday May 26 04:04 AM

A couple of things I just noticed about this pic:

After the word CONTEST, there are the letters 'NS'. I would surmise this stands for 'Non-Smoking', inasmuch as this is an event geared toward the kids, as it were.

Also, the contest is being held at 12:30 on a Sunday afternoon, presumably to give the pole-dancers-in-training time to rush home from church and change into their skimpy shorts and tie-up tees.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 26 06:35 AM

Speaking of hot, blond pole dancers.



ladysycamore  Wednesday May 26 04:58 PM

Oh.....My!!!! HOW PRECIOUS!!!

Mommy, I want one of those!!!



Happy Monkey  Wednesday May 26 05:21 PM

It's a dog-monkey! Or, to coin a term, a donkey!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday May 26 06:45 PM

Of course it's a donkey. You don't think a blonde pole dancer would be republican, do you?



Beestie  Wednesday May 26 08:06 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Speaking of hot, blond pole dancers.
Rookie. Forgot to wear something to tuck the Scooby Snacks in.


OnyxCougar  Sunday May 30 01:46 PM

Why you guys think she looks skanky? She doesn't look skanky to me. She looks pissed.



SteveDallas  Sunday May 30 03:23 PM

Yeah, I personally have never understood the proper application of "skanky" either.

More Hooters-related info: From today's Sunday NY Times Magazine article on teenage dating (or lack thereof):

Quote:
Surprisingly, there is no age requirement to dine at Hooters. When I call the restaurant to make sure I'm not aiding and abetting teen delinquency, the woman who picks up seems annoyed I would even ask. ''No, we're a family restaurant,'' she says.



lookout123  Tuesday Jun 1 03:26 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Happy Monkey
It's a good thing that size matters not, because that light saber is as big as Yoda!
i guess the same thing can be said about her, er, um, qualifications to be a hooters girl.

sorry, to all. i couldn't help it.


Troubleshooter  Tuesday Jun 1 03:33 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by SteveDallas
From today's Sunday NY Times Magazine article on teenage dating (or lack thereof):

I read that one as well.

Depressing really.


SteveDallas  Tuesday Jun 1 04:20 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Troubleshooter


I read that one as well.

Depressing really.
Yeah, it was, but I wasn't entirely comfortable with the fact that any problems with "the old ways" were conveniently swept under the rug.


richlevy  Tuesday Jun 1 05:10 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Beestie
Originally posted by wolf Regarding the waitress' skankage quotient, I was thinking the same thing and wondered how she won the contest (selling the most beer) in the first place.

Regarding the legal problem, I have two guesses. One is that the manager was probably aware that the waitresses thought the prize was a car and did not correct the mis-impression and therefore took some responsibility for it. Guess two is the ever-present threat of a sympathetic jury and bad publicity. Never underestimate the power of a greedy lawyer and 12 really stupid people.
If it could be reasonably proved that the manager made every effort to have her believe that the prize was a Toyota, and leading her out to the parking lot goes a long way to show that that was the case, then IMO she had a case. The fact that it was a regional sales contest, with presumably tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, would have made the prize of a car reasonable. Certainly, a $10 toy would be considered substandard compensation.

Working class people have a lot of sympathy for this kind of stuff. While jokes and other behavior may be seen as harmless, screwing around with how people are compensated, especially in the form of a cruel prank, would not be tolerated.

While it was not sexual harrassment, it was certainly some form of cruel bullying and that is all that it would take for a jury.


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