Don’t want to recite it? Well, screw you.
Resident Marshall Wei, who had been to the Kwik Kar on Custer Road in Plano before, was happy to find the coupon hanging on his door last week.
Above the promised $19.99 price though, the coupon says customers must quote the New Testament verse John 3:16 to get the deal.
“I think maybe I forgot exactly what it is, and I needed to go look it up online,” Wei said
With the verse in hand, Wei drove to the store and pulled into the garage, but as he waited he started having second thoughts about the offer.
“Why should I be compelled to quote something I do not feel comfortable to quote?” he asked.
After a short discussion with a store manager about the verse, he declined to recite it, and ended up paying more than $46 for the service, more than twice what he expected.
“I’m paying you,” Wei said. “Why can’t you treat me like others?”
(Side note: Why did he pay $46 when the coupon is for $19.99 and a savings of $15 off the regular price? Shouldn’t he have paid $35 + tax?)
Anyway, it’s a privately-owned business. So Whittington is welcome to tell his Jewish, Muslim, atheist, (black, gay, female, etc) customers that he doesn’t want their business without any legal repercussions.
But his reasoning makes no sense:
“I’m not making you do anything and I’m tired of people making me do something.”
Yeah! How *dare* the rest of us make him do… um… something… whatever that is… (someone please tell me?)
But I guess he has a right to do this…
And the rest of us have a right to leave reviews about his business on Yelp. I’m sure a Bible verse in your review would be appreciated. ***Edit***: Commenters point out that you may be violating Yelp policies if you express disapproval on their site for reasons like this. But that may not be the case on other sites. Either way, dont bother giving them your business.
Also, how come it’s always Christians who seem to do things like this? You never see an atheist business owner saying she’ll give you a discount if you say “God is a myth.”
(Thanks to Ryan for the link)