Thursday, December 06, 2007

New York store red faced over 'Hanukkah hams'

Oops, might want to read up on things before you set something like that into motion.

A posh food store in New York's Greenwich Village has found itself red faced after offering hams for sale with the slogan "Delicious for Hanukkah," the current Jewish religious holiday.

A free Bible with an order of two or more Hanukkah hams.

The non-kosher labelling was spotted at the weekend by Manhattan novelist Nancy Kay Shapiro, 46, who decided instead of alerting management to take a picture of the unorthodox sign and post it on the Internet.

It's the decent thing to do.

"I just thought it was funny," Shapiro, who described herself as an unobservant Jew, told the New York Post. "I wasn't offended in any way. I just thought, here's somebody who knows nothing about what Jews eat."

If I know anything about Jews it's this, I smell a lawsuit.

By the time Shapiro returned to the store on Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah, the signs had vanished, the newspaper reported.

Looks like someone did the right thing and simply pointed out someones mistake.

A manager at the Balducci's gourmet grocery store told the newspaper that the sign was a mistake and blamed it on a stock clerk.

Sure, blame the minimum-wage guy. Way to take responsiblity for your job asshole. Maybe, you know, since you're in charge, you should perhaps have a better grasp on what's going on in the store huh?

Pork and shellfish are among the foods considered unclean under Jewish law.

Coming soon...Passover Lobsters!


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