Petrol Station Employee Wishes Muslim Customer "Happy 9/11"
Never Forget (to be an asshole).
Talk about a PR nightmare.
A guy named Tarek G. wrote a Yelp review of Houston's Petrol Station that included quite a tale: His to-go box, which included an un-American hamburger ordered so he could participate in the Satanic Islamic ritual of watching the Cowboys game, came with a drawing of a plane about to hit the World Trade Center and "Happy 9/11" on it.
As I walked out, I heard from behind the bar "Allahu Akbar..." repeated several times. Now maybe it's bad luck for them that I happened to be working near WTC and that I also happen to be a muslim (admittedly not the best muslim) - but as an American first and foremost, I find that kind of cavalier attitude offensive at best, and when coupled with the fact that it was coming from a service provider, prejudice and anti-American at worst.
The good news is that the owner of the Petrol Station seems to be a stand-up guy.
He tweeted: "We sincerely apologize for our employees actions, he has been terminated. We are ashamed to have been associated with this individual".
He also met personally with the customer and apologized. Tarek G. added an addendum to his review:
I wanted to update this -- I was able to speak to the owner and have a good conversation about my experience at Petrol. He assured me the person(s) responsible will be terminated and the underlying issues will be addressed in short order. He sounded sincere and I appreciated his swift response once he was notified of the issues by the local community. For my part, I am looking forward to putting this to rest -- I suppose only time will tell if the changes stick. I'm hopeful they will.
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