Fernando Franco is the founder and owner of Di Frabo Italian restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, and recently two patrons left a message on their receipt which was clearly aimed at him. Franco recalls:
“The manager came to me…and he said that last couple they left this note.”
The note read:
“The food was tasty, and the service attentive. However the owner is Mexican. We will not return. America first.”
Franco, who is indeed from Mexico, resides in the United States on an E-2 investors visa, said the note was the equivalent of “a slap in the face.” And he added that he places part of the blame on the divisive campaign Donald Trump ran. But he also said there’s a silver lining to this ugly cloud
“I told my staff the good thing is that they said that the food was tasty and the service was attentive so I guess that’s a good thing.”
What makes this entire situation even more disturbing is that people would go into a restaurant, fill their fat faces with food, and then decide to crap all over the place on their way out the door. If they feel so strongly about the matter, they could have walked out the minute they realized the owner was Hispanic. It seems highly unlikely they didn’t know this fact long before the bill showed up at their table.
Even worse is the fact that some Americans now feel free to attack another person based on where they were born. Is someone born in the United States superior to a person born in Mexico in any real manner? Some of these same so-called “Christians” who so fervently support Trump seem to forget that we are all God’s children and all equal.
Here’s my message to the couple that left this hateful message for Mr. Franco: Karma is real, and I wouldn’t want to be you when it shows up to visit.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org