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Philadelphia Tavern Writes “N-Word” On Customer Receipt

A Philadelphia man received his hot wings with a side of racism over the weekend. After stopping by one of his favorite taverns for a quick order, he was horrified to find that the bartender had referred to him as a racial slur on his receipt. However, she claims it was all a “joke.” Via The Patriot News:

Moore, 29, generally doesn’t look at receipts after he orders out. And he almost wishes he didn’t see the one he took home from Zembie’s Sports Tavern at 226 N. Second St.

On a section of his electronic receipt that labels the check name, in print, the bartender, Megan Bonsall, identified the Harrisburg resident with a racial slur.

And Moore, a regular of the tavern, said he doesn’t know the bartender, is insulted and will never go back to Zembie’s again.

“It makes me feel like I’m just low,” Moore said. “A [expletive] is an ignorant, disrespectful person. It has nothing to do with your skin color. What would possess you to put something like that on a piece of paper? You don’t even know who I am.”

Zembie’s owner Angelo Karagiannis said he spoke with Bonsall, and the whole thing is just a misunderstanding.

After Moore walked in to order wings, he started to talk with some people at the bar, Karagiannis said of what happened. Bonsall asked a friend of Moore’s at the bar what his name is, because she didn’t want to interrupt him while he was in the middle of a conversation.

That friend pulled up Moore’s Facebook page on his phone, and he showed it to her in an attempt to identify Moore, Karagiannis said. Bonsall saw on Moore’s Facebook page that he called himself a “sexy [expletive],” he said. And thinking it was funny, she identified him as such on the ticket, he said.

Moore said Karagiannis’ account of the situation is false.

After he ordered the wings, Moore said he drank a beer and watched football while he waited for his food, never engaging in conversation with others at the bar.

Moore had called himself a “sexy [expletive]” in a comment feed on his Facebook page. And he said if Bonsall saw that, she must have found it while she searched his Facebook account to try to come up with an excuse for her actions.

“Even if that is the case, why didn’t she put ‘sexy [expletive]’ on the check?” Moore asked.

“I’m hurt by the situation, I am just a random Joe and she could have just taken the time to ask my name,” Moore said. “Racism is no longer behind closed doors.”

We just don’t understand how the bartender could have possibly thought he’d get a laugh out of that. Weak excuse when she just felt like writing what she really thought on the receipt.



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