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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:39 AM

Chic-Fil-A family values: Mother-Son Date Knight. (No, really.)

http://io9.com/chick-fil-a-really-wants-you-to-take-your-mom-on-a-medi-482949482

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[font size="4"]Chick-Fil-A really wants you to take your mom on a medieval date[/font]

Chick-Fil-A, the disturbingly delicious fast food chicken chain and protector of traditional family values, does not approve of things like gay marriage. They do, apparently, approve of sons and their moms dressing up like knights and queens and then going out on dates together, because they just instituted the infinitely disturbing “Date Knight” promotion.

Yes, at 49 of the company's DC-area restaurants (and select other locations), customers are encouraged — actively encouraged — to dress up in medieval garb and go on mother-son dates to Chik-Fil-A, obviously. From the actual press release sent by the actual company:

"During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons are encouraged to spend some time together while they enjoy dinner, great conversation and several special activities. Every Mother-Son pair will also receive a place mat with fun questions and topics to get the conversation started, and a take-home booklet that provides ideas for future dates and questions that both moms and their sons can ask each other.”



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Reply Chic-Fil-A family values: Mother-Son Date Knight. (No, really.) (Original post)
Bucky Apr 2013 OP
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #1
hedgehog Apr 2013 #2
Wounded Bear Apr 2013 #3
Ikonoklast Apr 2013 #4
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #5
Libertas1776 Apr 2013 #6
harmonicon Apr 2013 #7
whistler162 Apr 2013 #8
gejohnston Apr 2013 #9

Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:18 PM

1. Ah, spousification ...

it's like incest without the sex, (well, not necessarily).

Mommy's little man! Daddy's little angel! Love is grand and a date's a date.

Norms are defined by the culture and behaviors.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

2. I wonder if the mothers who do this turn out to be terrible mothers-in-law -

always in competition with the son's spouse!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:47 PM

3. Incest is best.....

It's an indoor sport the whole family can enjoy.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. "Mom, what are you doing this Saturday night?"

"Why Johnny, I'd thought I would take your brother Jimmy out for a date to Chik-Fil-A this week, just like I did with you last Saturday."

"MOM YOU SLUT!!!"

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:15 PM

5. I think this is a good idea.

But I was raised with my Mom giving a day a month just to one of us kids. We each got a day each month, Like mine would be the 5th. and sis 2 would be 10th. and so on). There were four of us, including my brother. We would go to movies or out to eat.

She wanted my father to do stuff with us girls more, but he just waved off the idea.

It was one of the reasons I think we had a better relationship with her than him. My brother even felt comfortable asking her about girls. Yeah there were "things" that dad had to be asked, but with other things he was totally at ease asking Mom.

So to me this is a good thing.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. Ah, Chick-Fil-A

nothin' like some
edible, oedipal chicken!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. YAY!!! Special activities!!

It seemed really weird when I got to the bit about the placemat, but then I realized they probably meant mothers with younger sons... i.e., those who need to be driven there and still live and home (and not like how I still sometimes live at "home" because I'm a broke musician).

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

8. Love it....

have to be outraged about something even if it is a novel approach to helping build mother son communications.

Yes... yes.... indeed you fail!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

9. disturbingly delicious and

fast food is an oxymoron. The article over rates the food.

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