The Spur debacle and why I don’t care

The Spur debacleSo the whole Spur debacle has everyone talking and I’ve over here like, “what do you mean no more Monday burger special?!” Look, I don’t mean to sound cavalier about what went down at the eatery. In fact, I am down right appalled. But I was even more shocked at the response of South Africans – far and wide – who (get this part) was not even AT Spur at the time of the incident. That’s right ladies and gents. You were not there.

I’m going to take a gander and boldly state that majority of you do not even know the parents involved. (Are my super, amazing, psychic abilities wowing you this morning?) Your anger, however apt, is really not going to help the situation. Your opinion, however indepth, will do nothing towards building up your next door neighbor. With that said, as much as the totally unclassy behavior, displayed in the camera footage, shocked me, it honestly did not affect me to the point where I now want to boycott Spur and white people and black children and eating and (gasp) burger specials.

The thing is, readers, people are people. I’m sure there are a bunch of raving lunatics, who have yelled at each other over far less important things, in the past, and we don’t even know about it because there was no CCTV camera footage to document it. Why is this incident important? Why these people? Is it because the guy is a white man and she is a black woman? Is it because her child is almost married and his is a newborn baby? (I know, right… the way people can spin these stories, hey) Is it because it took place at Spur? Or is it because social media has the power to take an event (regardless of importance) and spread its message to millions in the blink of an eye.

The power and poison of the internet is that news and information is shared more easily. It’s not always a good thing, mind you, because everyone is just so darn opinionated now a days! Fiction becomes facts and facts become debatable and pretty soon, Helga the Housewife is an expert on criminal law. It gets even uglier when it becomes a race thing (sigh) and before you know it, we’re back in our pre-1994 mindset, acting the fool and cussing individuals that we’ve never even met, because we didn’t like what they had to say on a Facebook comment. Are we really being our best selves, right now, people?

If anything, the Spur incident has taught me a few lessons.
The main one being that I am in control of MY actions and MY reactions. No one else is.
The second one is that showing kindness and compassion, even if the other person doesn’t deserve it, is a strength and holds more power than I can even comprehend. Especially if I am doing it in the presence of my children!
Thirdly, I don’t always have to share my opinion. Like, for real, no one cares. Put it away.
And lastly, and most importantly: I really love burgers.

That is all. Moving on, shall we?

(PS: Yes, I am mildly bummed that the Spur Monday burger special will no longer be running. You can read more about that over here.)

13 Comments on The Spur debacle and why I don’t care

  1. Simone Cameron
    March 24, 2017 at 10:07 (1 month ago)

    LOL I know…how can the burger special be over??? It was the original burger special…oh well.

    Love this post…so true. This thing got soooo ugly. I was reading how the kid was slapped across the face, head bashed into a wall. The story got so many legs and it evolved. It’s INSANE! I wish I could just deactivate all my social media these days, but…my blog is linked to my profile. Urgh.

    Again…love this post <3

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    • Luchae
      March 24, 2017 at 11:21 (1 month ago)

      I mean, seriously, I have enough drama in my own life!

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    • Luchae
      March 27, 2017 at 09:31 (1 month ago)

      Hahaha Bring back the burger!

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  2. Charlene
    March 24, 2017 at 10:30 (1 month ago)

    Love this post! And you got me in the mood for a Spur burger. Wanna meet me there? 😉

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    • Luchae
      March 24, 2017 at 11:20 (1 month ago)

      Hahahah Game on!!!! Lets go!

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  3. catjuggles
    March 24, 2017 at 12:31 (1 month ago)

    I am so with you on this one!

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  4. Leanie
    March 24, 2017 at 18:06 (1 month ago)

    I remember the Burger special, the last time we as a family went was when a Burger cost R50, but the cost of food got so expensive that we just don’t eat out anymore and make our own burgers at home. I was actually amazed that the this special have ended, since it was like a “Spur signature” menu item.

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    • Luchae
      March 27, 2017 at 09:32 (1 month ago)

      I know, I want a burger right now actually hahaha

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  5. Melissa Javan
    March 25, 2017 at 06:18 (1 month ago)

    I like this: I am in control of MY actions and MY reactions. The first thing that came to mind on the Spur incident is: we should know how we act in public. Seriously, how could that man behave like that towards a woman in public, was my thoughts.
    Yeah it sucks that there is no burger special.

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    • Luchae
      March 27, 2017 at 09:31 (1 month ago)

      It was just disgusting

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  6. Cassey
    March 25, 2017 at 15:31 (1 month ago)

    The thing about it that really gets to me was that folks that were there were to afraid to say something. One person might not have been enough, but if everyone else around said something about chatting about it like adults, it could have been avoided.

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    • Luchae
      March 27, 2017 at 09:30 (1 month ago)

      SO TRUE!

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