Holy Grail owner ignorant of Downs Syndrome

Pandy 2 April 2008 50

I am totally outraged that Ian Meldrum the owner of the Holy Grail businesses was reported on page 3 of the Canberra Times today:

“You can’t have a Down syndrome person serving tables-as cruel as it sounds-because you can’t have someone dribbling saliva over people who are eating.”

Is this Ian guy for real or just drunk when he said that?

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50 Responses to Holy Grail owner ignorant of Downs Syndrome
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:42 pm 03 Apr 08

The place is a dump anyway. But with less patronage I should have a shorter wait for my food to arrive.

ant ant 12:24 pm 03 Apr 08

Pauline Hanson and her gang used to party there, so the Grail’s standards aren’t exactly high.

jessieduck jessieduck 11:43 am 03 Apr 08

Guess where I won’t be going ever again.

Pandy Pandy 1:06 am 03 Apr 08

I’ll join you for that bear Thumper. Then I’ll piss on the Grail

bigred bigred 11:58 pm 02 Apr 08

I never go to the Holy Grail so cannot comment on their employees but do note that some of the staff at La Porchetta seem challenged.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:49 pm 02 Apr 08

C’mon guys, 44 posts and not one reference to Molly. LTFU! :p

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 11:45 pm 02 Apr 08

Maelinar, read my posts first. I said, “all this does is highlight the ignorance of the general populace.” I don’t think this will have a major impact on his patronage one way or the other. Nobody reads the CT much anyway.

MelonHead MelonHead 10:05 pm 02 Apr 08

Another small fact that seems to have slipped under the radar is the reason for this lowlife’s court appearance. It seems he underpaid a number of workers and got caught out. At his last appearance he was ordered to make good these underpayments, and signed an order agreeing with the court’s findings. Now he doesn’t think he should pay what he said he would and has treated the whole episode as a bit of a joke.

I believe that there are enough other watering holes and feeding establishments in this town to satisfy the most fussy eater and drinker, that we should all just NOT go Holy Grails. Let this scum feel it where it hurts.

el el 8:16 pm 02 Apr 08


Thumper Thumper 7:51 pm 02 Apr 08

Mael and DMD, name the time and I will shout you both a beer!

el el 6:29 pm 02 Apr 08

Holy Grail is a shithole anyway.

wagons wagons 5:49 pm 02 Apr 08

Cutting hair with blunt scissors…Nice.

Once again, it is lucky the majority of the posts do not agree with you, amazing how pig ignorant you are.

Mælinar Mælinar 4:39 pm 02 Apr 08

Actually, some people, most presumably the patrons of the Grail, do have bizarre and fickle perceptions of what they expect.

As I said before, this cheese is just representative of a bigger problem, don’t use all your energy shooting the messenger.

Nobody would ever enforce a hairdresser to cut hair with blunt scissors.

WMD, re your comment before directed at me, you know where you can stick it. Everybody else but you manages to understand my posts, this isn’t one of those crazy coincidences.

FC FC 4:16 pm 02 Apr 08

realityskin – your comment was not just NPC. It was just plain bizarre.
Why would someone with a disability make you lose your appetite?
You must have had very limited contact with ppl with disabilities.
Knowing that I share my community with ignorant ppl who are willing to make comments like you did, makes me lose my appetite. It makes me feel sick in my gut actually.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:16 pm 02 Apr 08

Realityskin, you did use a derogatory term to describe a person with a disability. I think f-kwit is an appropriate term in this case.

DarkLadyWolfMother DarkLadyWolfMother 4:12 pm 02 Apr 08

Of course you can have an opinion, realityskin. Others can also have opinions about your opinions and your level (or otherwise) of fuckwittedness, wankery, fitness to breathe air and ability to wait on tables at the Holy Grail.

Thumper Thumper 3:28 pm 02 Apr 08

I have no problem with your opinion. i just thought it would make a grrat tagline!


realityskin realityskin 3:17 pm 02 Apr 08

wtf, i can have a NPC opinion .. go take your box and jam it up your arse

RandomGit RandomGit 3:05 pm 02 Apr 08

Only if you were dying in a gutter by drowning in the dribble.

Actually, not even then…

realityskin realityskin 2:58 pm 02 Apr 08

hey now, that’s a bit harsh

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