Not Every Restaurant Owner Gets a Big GoFundMe Reward

Not Every Restaurant Owner Gets a Big GoFundMe Reward April 18, 2015

We all know about the pizzeria owners who got an $840,000 gift from bigots around the country. Didn’t work out so well, however, for the owner of a New Jersey deli who recently announced that his business would celebrate white history month for March. No business has forced him to shut down, so he’s asking for help now too.

“On march 1st I hung a sign in my deli window saying, ‘Celebrate your white heritage in March, White History Month.’

“If you haven’t heard of this story and you want to read about it, just google Flemington white history or go on YouTube and search White History Month. Anyway, it went crazy for four days and then I had to take the sign down for various reasons. It was only supposed to be a white thing, but people read more into it than that.

“I did get tons of supporting letters from all across the USA. Which was very comforting during such a stressful time. Then the bottom dropped out and customers were no longer coming into my deli, and now I am forced to close down my deli and lose my American dream. I have become heavily in debt and getting shut off notices from everywhere for both business and home.

“I don’t think I deserve this just because I wanted to be proud of being white and be able to celebrate my heritage like everyone else does. If you read this, please leave a comment and what state you’re from so I can see where my support is coming from.

“Thank you for all the support and I WILL stay strong and hope to find a job. Thank you,

Jimbo Boggess”

Don’t think you deserve what? To have your customers decide they no longer want to come to your deli? Isn’t that their choice to make, not yours? It’s that free market thing everyone loves to talk about. Punchline: As of this writing, he’s received a whopping $135 in four days.

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