‘I have a master’s degree in my field. I’m a little bit offended…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) An attention grabbing message posted outside a Snoopy’s Hot Dogs restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina left some customers upset, but most people who read the sign were just confused.
The sign reads, “Women who want to be equal to men lack ambition,” WNCN reported.
At first it seems that the sign encourages women to stop striving for equality with men.
But Snoopy’s manager, Tanesha Meeks, explained that it’s trying to say the opposite: “We strive to be better than men not equal to men. So many women try to limit themselves trying to be equal to a man when at the end of the day [sic] strive and don’t miss out on any opportunity.”
Customer Adrienne Kennedy felt offended, since she didn’t understand the sign’s true meaning, and she almost went somewhere else to eat.
“I am proud to be a woman and I do not feel that I lack ambition,” Kennedy said. “I have a master’s degree in my field. I’m a little bit offended.
“I was really hungry. If it hadn’t been for the fact that I’m hungry I probably would’ve said ‘Oh my God’ and find something else.”
The Snoopy’s in Raleigh has a history with interesting signs.
In 2015, the restaurant posted a message reading, “We wash our hands for our customers, not because of a law.”
The sign responded to comments from Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, who said that government shouldn’t force businesses to require employees to wash their hands.
It seems the Snoopy’s management agreed that the government didn’t need to regulate handwashing.
They believed business owners would voluntarily institute handwashing requirements.
Meeks said the currently posted sign should have empowered women, not offended anyone.
But customers said management needs to reword the sign to make it clearer.
“It wasn’t to offend a man anyways because they’re already considered in the world as being great so at the end of the day it was just to give black women, white women, Hispanic women, all types of women the courage to strive to be better in this world,” Meeks said.