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The utter gullibility of many people never ceases to amaze our staff. The range of hoax emails stretches from innocuous jokes that hurt nothing but the pride of the sucker who responds, to nasty-grams that contain computer viruses and worms.
The Budweiser or Dunkin Donuts hoax about "celebrating Arabs after 9/11" has
made the email rounds a few times, and is untrue. These hoaxes usually claim
that workers who appear to be of Arab descent were observed rejoicing over the
attacks in places of business around the U.S.
With regard to Budweiser, both Anheuser-Busch, the manufacturer of Budweiser beer, and Dennis Muleady, marketing director of Advanced Beverage, the Budweiser distributor in the McFarland, California area, have denied the veracity of the story. It never happened. But here is the email:
Subject: How Budweiser handles those who laughed at those who died on 11 Sept 2001
Thought you'd like to know what happened in a town north of Bakersfield California. Let others in our nation and people 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, California handles this situation!! Pass this along. America needs to know that we're all working together.
Please note: this is not an indictment against all Arabs; only to those who revel in terrorist acts -- yet live and prosper in the very country they despise.
And if you want to see the humorous side of hoax emails, read the spoof of the bubble-boy scams.