"Prick" bouncer probably just doing his job

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “Since when has the Ceeps said no to NFL jerseys?”
Nov. 8, 2007

To the editor:
Congratulations, Mr. Horvatin, on having the same attitude as 90 per cent of the student body when it comes to getting into bars: it’s a right, not a privilege.

However, the fact of the matter is any bar has the legal right to deny those who it deems undesirable. Many of the bars in London have implemented the no-jersey policy; it is their legal right to do so.

Do bar owners and operators sometimes relax these policies for special events? Absolutely " Monday Night Football and Halloween are two prime examples of when a bar may not enforce its dress code policy. Generally, however, you don’t see Western football players wearing their jersey to the bar.

Secondly, to publicly call the guy at the door a “prick” is arrogant and extremely shortsighted. As a door staff member at one of London’s downtown bars, when a dress code is to be enforced, the owner or the manager of the establishment is responsible for it.

Granted, there are door staff guys around London who abuse their power, but more often than not these guys are just doing their jobs, and just doing what they have been told to do by a supervisor or manager.

To say this guy was on a power trip is ridiculous, and shows you have no idea how things work in the real world.

Perhaps in the future, you should think before blasting a member of a door staff in a student newspaper, where your name is printed at the end of the letter. Real smart move " pissing off and making fun of the jobs of the guys who ultimately allow you into the bar.
"Patrick Ronzio
Catholic Studies IV

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