Ramada Complaint - Minorities Beware - The Hotel and the Restaurant/Bar
LEVITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- First there was no Internet access in the room though there was a computer in the lobby. The rooms were clean enough but musty from use.
STAY AWAY FROM THE RESTAURANT. I am a mulatto (African-American and Irish-American), my son is African-American and my wife is Caucasian. My eight year old son, I and my wife went downstairs to get a bite to eat. The waitress asked me if I wanted a drink and then disappeared, not asking anyone else. When she returned to the table, I told the waitress what my Son and Wife would like to drink. A middle aged lady stood at the jukebox (it looked like she came from the kitchen) and started playing country music (not entirely bad but she kept increasing the volume to where you couldn’t hear the person next to you). The waitress returned with our drinks but looked frazzled. I told her that we wanted to see some menus and she disappeared again. At this time there was a balding guy two tables behind me that was mumbling for a while. He raised his voice and said “whites only on the left”. My son became very scared so I walked up to the bar and paid for my drinks and quickly went back to my room.
You may ask why I didn’t report this to the hotel until the next morning. I had a frightened boy and an upset wife that was afraid to leave there hotel rooms. It is also not a good idea during a anti-racial moment to tell people who may or may not be involved what room you are in and what car you are driving. Thank god Domino’s delivers, at least my son didn’t have to go to bed hungry.
The next morning when we went to complain about the incident, the person at the front desk replied “did you pay for your drinks?”. After my wife assured her that we had, the desk agent said that “there was no reason that people have to act like animals”. I think she was going to let her manager know but I got the feeling from the other deer-in-the-headlight looking minority customers that this was not an unusual situation.