This is a former Petrol Station employeeâ€™s offensive idea of a â€œjokeâ€ on September 11th. A Muslim guy was totally caught off guard when he was given a to-go box with the illustration stating, â€œHappy September 11thâ€. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
Today, the Yelp review from â€œTarek G.â€ was circulating (as well as the picture you see above) with allegations of a former Petrol Station employeeâ€™s offensive idea of a â€œjokeâ€ on September 11th. The reviewer, a Muslim (he states it in the write up) was totally caught off guard when he was given a to-go box with the illustration stating, â€œHappy September 11thâ€. Hereâ€™s an excerpt from the review with what happened.
I decided to order a burger to go and take home to finish watching the Cowboys game. When the burger came out, â€œHappy September 11thâ€ was written on the box, with the â€œ11â€³ being the WTC and a plane flying towards it. [...] I asked him [the bartender] to please take the burger away and give me a refund. He sort of scoffed and proceeded to speak with his manager, and within earshot, called my friend and I â€œassholesâ€ for complaining about what he clearly thought was funny. To be fair, the manager came over and provided me with a refund, but no apology or explanation. A bit stunned, we finished our beers and left it at that. Before leaving, I asked to get in touch with the owner so that I could voice my concerns â€“ the manager asked me to leave my information, at the same time confessing that the â€œjoke was f&$cked upâ€œ. [...] As I walked out, I heard from behind the bar â€œAllahu Akbarâ€¦â€ repeated several times.
Petrol Station owner Ben Fullelove had only heard of the incident two hours prior and talked to Eater about it tonight.
So obviously now, weâ€™re trying to distance ourselves from the employee involved in it, and thatâ€™s not how we do business. I talked to the guy [the customer] and that meant more to me than anything else. I understand the damage that gets done to your business, but I have to know for myself that weâ€™re ok with that guy. I got a chance to shake his hand and apologize to him and that means a lot more to me than the damage to my business.
As for the employee in question, Fullelove says, â€œYou canâ€™t control every aspect of your business. An employee made a stupid mistakeâ€¦well, not even a mistake, he did something really, really retarded and he got fired. You can only spin it so many ways after that.â€