Thought you'd like to know what happened in a town north of Bakersfield, California, about those who laughed when they found out about the tragic events in New York, PA and the Pentagon. How Budweiser handles those who laughed at those who died on 11 Sept. 2001.
Budweiser Pulled all Its Product from the Shelves of a Convenience Store Where There was Celebration of the Terrorist Attacks
10 Mar 2002
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!
Well, I need to add to this. My father in Nevada sent this to me. Fact is, I live not too far from McFarland here in Central California, and I heard about this at work the day after it happened. Seems a lot of people from work frequented the store in question. But it didn't end there. As Paul Harvey might say, here's the rest of the story.
Seems the Budweiser driver had friends, in particular, the Pepsi route driver. The Bud driver called his Pepsi friend from his cell phone while he was still at the store and told him what happened. Seems the Pepsi driver called his boss, and received the identical orders the Bud driver did. So Pepsi went in and took out everything in the store under their corporate brand. And if you know PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito Lay, etc.), that's damn near EVERYTHING. Last I heard, that store has no product, no customers (word spreads fast in these small towns, y'know) and no hope. I hope they enjoyed their cheers.
The Truth: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/budweiser-mcfarland.htmThere 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.