Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Did You Say Cheese?

A court has ruled that a Dutch branch of McDonald's unjustifiably sacked a worker for dishing out to a colleague an extra piece of cheese on a hamburger.

The cheesy worker who worked at a McDonald's branch in the northern town of Lemmer was accused of giving a friend an expensive cheeseburger instead of the hamburger she had paid for. McDonald's insisted she had violated the company rules, which prohibit any free gifts to family, friends or colleagues.

When I read such news, I always wonder why so many Asians love living in countries where they go to court over who gave whom which eatables and in what manner. Although not many Asians consume cheese in their own homelands, they know how to pronounce the word each time they face a camera.

The district court in Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands said in a written judgment, "It is just a slice of cheese. The dismissal was too severe a measure. A written warning would have been a more appropriate punishment.”

The court ordered McDonald's to pay the worker the salary for the remaining five months of her contract—a total of 4,265.47 Euros (6,006.69 Dollars)—and to also pay court costs.

Europe today is fearful of aliens and their cultures; it has lost its virtue of generosity and is undergoing yet another renaissance. The secret of the success of multinational companies, such as McDonald’s, is that they never dish out free cheese to cheesy people who do not even know how bad fast food is for good health. In fact, McDonald’s needs to pay all consumers compensation for having consumed junk food.

Netherlands is a place where a man cannot even favour friends without being caught and punished. Asian societies are much freer societies where they forgive even large-scale misappropriation of public money and perversion of democracy through military dictatorships. It would be wise for the Netherlands to learn a thing or two from Asian countries about giving it all away free—no questions asked.

19 comments:

Billy said...

Now they are going to fight over cheese? how pathetic can they get.

TGH said...
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TGH said...

Welcome to my drawing room, Billy! Things have changed here, you know. How was the Japanese vacation?

Billy said...

it was sweet and peaceful. loved it !!!

Lamat said...

You do have a way with words, don't ja?

Meher said...

Surprising bit of news.
I paricularly liked the bit about "Europe today is fearful of aliens and their cultures.."

so very true..

TGH said...

Hey Meher, thanks for the hyperlink. I need to check if its true. Stay well.

TGH said...

Yes Lamat, my way with words was discovered by Columbus. Which words do you like?

Anonymous said...

A slice for me please!

(hope that doesnt cost anyone's life!!) ;)

Arshia.

TGH said...

Arshia, not in Pakistan it won't!

Zaina said...

Europeans should have a trip to a mosque or a saint’s tomb in Pakistan or India to see “langar” on massive scale.

Hyperlink said...

Mr Tahir Gul Hasan I am impressed. Will drop by more often.

Hyperlink said...

I promise I won't.

TGH said...

Zaina, I have no clue where my response to your interact went! Anyway, our 'muft langgars' truly eradicate hunger on a daily basis.

TGH said...

Hyper, you're welcome to do what you like.

aukha said...

butt be findin burger storyy vary funny. sir jee koi filmi gana shana te karo hun . .kyon fer. . .?

TGH said...

Sure Aukha, which song? Remember, it must be a classic.

sumeraamir said...

So..Then our country Pakistan rocks in the matter of cheese....atleast we can get as many from any where at any cost...:D Say Cheese..!

TGH said...

Sure! I say vote for cheese....!