Yesterday on The Daily Weekly Daniel Person wrote about a Facebook dust-up involving Montana-based company Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream. Apparently, the company has issues expressing itself properly with newfangled things like Facebook without coming off like bigots.
As the post notes:
A Northwest ice cream company has a message for all of its Muslim customers out there: You’re from Pakistan, whether you know it or not.
As first reported by our friends at the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle, that was the gist of a Facebook note to a Muslim customer who had asked Wilcoxson’s Ice Cream of Montana, via the social networking site, whether the gelatin in its ice cream comes from pigs, which would make it off limits to Muslim eaters.
"We don’t deliver outside of Montana, certainly not Pakistan," was the response. The customer, offended, responded that he in fact lived in Sheridan, Wyo.
And lest you think this was the work of some sugar-high intern who had too much double chunk, the company’s president told the Chronicle that it was he who had posted the comment. He chalked it up to really not knowing how Facebook – or basic customer relations – works.