Middle Easterners celebrate the attack on America in a convenience store-Fiction!
Budweiser Pulled all Its Product from the Shelves of a Convenience Store Where There was Celebration of the Terrorist Attacks-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A Budweiser driver delivering beer to a convenience store in McFarland, California, walked in to find Arabs in the store celebrating the terrorist attacks on America. The driver called his boss and was told to remove all the Budweiser products from the store and to tell them they'd never be delivered Bud products again. Another version says Pepsi joined to boycott the store as well.
There have been numerous attempts to validate this story, but with no success. A spokesperson for Budweiser says the company has investigated it and not found any evidence that it is true.
TruthOrFiction.com has received isolated reports of similar incidents from other parts of the country, but they seem to be localized versions of the same eRumor.
In October, 2007, a new version of this eRumor began circulating that added Pepsi Cola to the story. It claimed that the Budweiser driver lived next door to a Pepsi driver and that through that contact Pepsi decided to pull its products from the store as well--and that the store closed as a result. None of it is true.
Last updated 10/11/07
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
How Budweiser handles those who laughed at those who died on 11 Sept 01
Thought you’d like to know what happened in a town north of Bakersfield California.
After you finish reading this, please forward this story on to others so that our nation and around the world will know about those who laughed when they found out about the tragic events in New York, PA and the Pentagon.
September 11th, a Budweiser employee was making a delivery to a convenience store in a town called McFarland. He knew of the tragedy that had occurred in New York. He entered the business to find two Arabs whooping and hollering and really cheering it up. It was obvious they were elated with what had happened earlier.
The Budweiser employee went to his truck, called his boss and told him of the very upsetting event. He didn’t feel he could be in that store with those horrible people. His boss told him, “Do you think you could go in there long enough to pull every Budweiser product and item our beverage company sells there? We’ll never deliver to them again.”
The employee walked in, proceeded to pull every single product his beverage company provided and left with an incredible grin on his face. He told them never to bother and call for a delivery again.
Budweiser happens to be the beer of choice for that community.
Just letting you all know how Kern County handles this situation!! Pass this along. America needs to know that we’re all working together.
Addition to the eRumor that began circulating in October, 2007:
And Now The Rest Of The Story:
It seems that the Bud driver and the Pepsi man are neighbors. Bud called Pepsi and told him. Pepsi called his boss who told him to pull all Pepsi products as well!!! That would include Frito Lay, etc. Furthermore, word spread and all vendors followed suit! At last report, the store was closed indefinitely. Good old American Passive-Aggressive A$$ Whoopin!
Pass this along, America needs to know that we’re all working together! If you can read this…Thank a teacher… If you are reading it in English…. THANK A SOLDIER!!!
God Bless America !! If you do not send this you have no soul !!!!