Well, this is all getting a little ridiculous. Apparently it’s now considered racist simply to provide a physical description of someone.
Two travelers on their way back to Austin, Texas decided to stop at an IHOP for a to-go order at 3:00 in the morning.
Their server, Dwayne Geminii Williams, was in a bit of a rush and didn’t get their names when the order was placed. So instead he used a bit of shorthand for the order and simply described them as “BLACK PPL” – which indeed they were.
And in fact, so is Dwayne.
The couple, Arainia Brown and her boyfriend Rolman Sparkman, were so OUTRAGED by this blatant offense that they posted this photo of the receipt to Facebook.
The Daily Mail reports, Sparkman told KHOU that being described that way on the receipt ‘is not a joke’.
He said that ‘it’s very serious and it hurt a lot of people’s feelings’.
Wait, being described as black when you are indeed black – by another black person — hurts people’s feelings?
IHOP Corporate released the following statement about the incident: ‘This was a poor choice made by our franchisee’s team member, and is not in keeping with policies and procedures.
For his part, poor Dwayne had to post this statement on his Facebook page: So this is Dwayne W from the viral IHOP incident. All I want to say is, next Tuesday for National Pancake Day, and any other time as well, go to IHOP and get a delicious meal.
‘A slip up by me in a rush to get to-go orders to guests should not be held against an entire establishment.’I apologize if I offended anyone because that wasn’t my intention.’
Heck, I sure hope this young man doesn’t lose his job over this. Amazingly, it is now politically incorrect for the pot to call the kettle black.
Just for the record, I am a short, white woman. Since when is that an insult?
[Note: This article was written by the short, white woman known as Michele Hickford]