Saturday, May 31, 2008

We Can Auction You, Too!


The following happened to someone close to me today (anonymity necessary). The person is African-American and the family member is Caucasian.

They had gone for dinner with their family member at a well-known local seafood restaurant.


When they got to the restaurant, it appeared that there was an auction in progress. People were hauling things out of the place - shelves, boxes, etc. Behind the restaurant, people were sitting underneath a tent bidding on the items they wanted to buy.


My friend and the family member weren't aware that the restaurant was closing. So my friend went in to find out what was going on while the family member waited alongside the river, gazing at the beautiful scenery.


When my friend exited the restaurant, my friend confirmed to the family member that the owner told my friend that indeed the place was closing and that there was an auction of the restaurant contents in progress.


Then the owner told my friend, "we can auction you, too!"


I guess the owner called himself being funny.


Can you believe it???!!!


4 comments:

Abdul Vakil (AV) said...

A dialogue and an apology would've swiftly supervened that incident in my case, in'sha'Allah.

The unwavering ignorance of certain people... ammusing.

American Muslima Writer said...

No wonder its closing with an idiot owner like that. I hope your friend put him in his place.
terrible ignorant people.

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Sis Safiyyah,
I think some people have very odd ideas about what passes for humour and a lack of manners.
Still no excuse though.

Mumina said...

Asalaam alaikum,

That is totally not funny, how could someone even say something like that? Western comedy is overloaded with race jokes, but there is a line and this way crosses it.