December 09, 2007

Grocery advertises hams for Hanukkah; Jews riot

Yeah, right. But consider the actual reaction:

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.

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.

"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."

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

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. (Link.)

Now, isn't this how people are supposed to react to an innocent mistake?

Posted by Hube at December 9, 2007 09:17 PM | TrackBack

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At least they didn't name the hams Mohammed...

Posted by: Mike Matthews at December 9, 2007 09:21 PM

I was hoping someone would get my point! ;-)

Posted by: Hube at December 9, 2007 09:25 PM

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