An American tourist was shocked to see she was charged the equivalent of £2,200 for a kebab in the Middle East.
The tourist is one of many Americans to leave their own continent this summer and marvel at how old things are in a loud piercing voice. Originally it was presumed she was wrong when she claimed she’d been overcharged due to American ignorance on international culture.
The peaceful American, welcomed into the city as a tourist, was visiting by herself without any military presence or the intent to control any nearby districts.
She was hungry one evening and decided upon this particular kebab restaurant in Jerusalem. Although the quality of the kebab hasn’t been brought into question, the tourist didn’t agree with the pricing. Unfortunately we are also hearing reports circulating that the American didn’t even manage to finish the shwarma.
The owners of the Jerusalem restaurant claim it was a mistake and made the promise to refund the money.
Over recent years kebabs have become increasingly popular in the Western world with many conflict-free kebab restaurants seizing the high streets of Europe and North America. This has come as a joyful experience to the locals who frequent them, particularly in the early hours.
The Israeli restaurant has been accused of taking advantage of this new generation of helpless Americans who have come to crave middle eastern cuisine, whether it be shish kebab, doner or even lamb koftas. And the rise of veganism in the West has not prevented the non-meat eaters from being exempt either, as there is a delightful falafel option also appearing on the menu.
The woman has now waited for weeks and the money is yet to be refunded.
The kebab in question has also faced criticism. The shwarma, believed to be lamb and not considered dangerous apart from being spicier than the average, has for a long time now had delusions of grandeur. It has been known to think its value should be at least double its current price of 12 Israeli shekels (approximately £3). We tried to get an interview but it had no words to say. It did indeed seem quite a pretentious kebab as it ignored our questions, but I don’t think anyone actually believes it is at fault in this situation.
The latest we have heard is the restaurant sought legal advice from the American Embassy. They saw the capitalist American government as the perfect advisors for their business. The government suggested that any business to have attained money legally would be stupid to give it away. The restaurant is now set to take this advice on board to the detriment of the tourist who is a proud American citizen.