A letter from Eric Gurney, manager of the Central St. D’Angelos in Stoughton, apologizing to a customer for an anti-Semitic comment made earlier this month.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Editor's Note: A week ago, About Town with Mark Snyder wrote about Paul Berger’s unpleasant experience at the D’Angelos at 2137 Central St. in Stoughton: ABOUT TOWN: Anti-Semitic Slur at Stoughton Sandwich Shop Causes Stir (Stoughton Patch, December 22, 2011) Berger, a Stoughton resident and a regular customer at that D’Angelos, registered for a D’Angelos rewards card during his Dec. 17 visit to the sub shop and then asked the manager, Eric Gurney, if there was a senior discount program, as well. Gurney responded, “Are you trying to Jew me down?” Berger said he couldn’t believe what he had heard: “[Eric] said ‘oops’ after he said it. I was truly shocked. I told him I resented it and that I would communicate with his boss. I threw my D’…
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WOULD YOU LIKE A SLUR WITH THE SANDWICH? Paul Berger, a Knollsbrook resident, enjoys going to D’Angelos at 2137 Central Street while his “lady friend” goes to the beauty parlor in the plaza there. He was a frequent customer, and particularly enjoyed the soups and lobster sandwiches. But, you won’t see him there anymore. Berger sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, and others, telling a story of his experience at that location this past Saturday (Dec. 17). After having a soup, and registering for a D’Angelos rewards card, Berger asked the manager (Eric) if there was a senior discount program, as well. The response was, “Are you trying to Jew me down?” Berger said he couldn’t believe what he had heard: “He said ‘…