Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Day and Life of a Proud Black Man

Hey, it was a nightmare at KFC trying to use the coupon. This was one of those moments that I wish I was Blue or orange or some other color but black. If I had known, I would have skipped trying to get a free meal and flopped a few dollars on the counter and purchase my food like a normal person. Due to the number of people using coupons, this KFC was only scanning every third or fourth coupon from customers rather than checking all of the coupons. Just so happen, a large black woman in front of me was using a copied coupon, which they tell you not to do on the web site; so when they scanned her bogus coupon, she went black on the cashier when informed that she could not get chicken unless she pays out of pocket for it. "Oh hell no, after waiting twenty minutes in line and you not gonna take my coupon after taking this white ladies coupon in front of me. You didn't check "white thing" coupon, why you checking mine? I need to speak to the manager or get my chicken before I move from this spot." The manager comes and he tries to put the fire out by scanning the previous coupon of the white woman (White Thing) and it verified to be good. In addition, he tried to explain that the meals belong to KFC and we are giving away promotional meals to customers (they still want you to purchase a drink) to introduce a new product. "New product my ass, I want my chicken. Got me coming down hurr (here) for nothing, standing in this long as line over some bull-sh*t. I wants my chicken. And you need to stop being racist! that's right racist for only checking the coupon of blacks" The manager trainee course on customer relations did not deal with angry black women who weigh 200 plus pounds that are demanding "their" chicken and accusing you of being a racist. In the end, the brave manager, who just got promoted two days ago, decided it was best to stop scanning coupons since expecting people to follow the rules is a racist activity.

P/s the young brave manager did point out that he voted for Obama "so how you calling me racist?"

Of course, when I ordered my food, I insisted they scan my ticket because everyone was looking at me thinking the large angry black woman was with me. I didn't want to embarrass her by saying "she's not with me". And plus, I wasn't sure I would be able to defeat her in a fight in the event she direct her hunger motivated anger at me. I know better to get between eaters and their food. The life of a black man trying to be proud, fighting for some dignity and being defeated over a coupon worth $2.99. If I had $3.24, I would have placed it on the counter just to defuse the situation.

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