Other versions exist that claim the man is in a queue at
a shop/restaurant/petrol station etc, and that he is short of money and
another member of the queue takes pity on him and gives him the rest of the
money he needs.....They, of course then get told the warning, because the
Terrorist is touched by the action of the person helping him out......
Latest versions of this include warnings about drinking
Coke or Pepsi, these are just sick variants created by those with too much
time on their hands and not enough ethics to see what the are doing is wrong.
Here's an example of one of the new batch below:
I wanted to let you all know something.
I talked to my Mom yesterday and
she was telling me about what happened to a friend of hers.
I wanted to let you all know about this
because it may save someone out there. THIS IS A TRUE STORY! A woman was in
the grocery store and there was an Iranian man in front of her at the check
out. The cashier rang all his groceries and he was 57 cents short. He spoke
broken English and was telling the cashier to take something from his order.
My Mom's friend behind him, said, no, Sir, here is the 57 cents. Well, the
man left the store. It took about 15 minutes for the friend to get rung out
and her groceries bagged. When she walked outside, the Iranian man was
her. He asked her why she did that. She
said, "I would have done it for anyone." He said, "Thank you,
thank you so much. Don't drink Coca Cola."
Then he walked away.
My mom's friend went home and told her
husband about this, but she hasn't called the FBI. She doesn't know who this
man is other than the fact that he is Iranian and he told her not to drink
Coca Cola. Maybe he was only playing a joke, but in this day and age, I know
I am not taking any chances. Every Coke product comes out of the same
factory and I know there are a ton of people out there who drink it. I am
one who doesn't, although I do, or should I say use to, drink Sprite. 9/11
is vastly approaching and God only knows what to expect here. Please, if you
drink Coke or any Coke product, PLEASE don't until we find out what's going
It may be nothing at all, but are you
willing to take that chance? I'm not. Pass this information along to anyone
you can. Again, THIS IS A TRUE
STORY! Thanks and please be safe. Lots
of love, Julie
Here's another version that claims that the FBI was
called in, still a hoax and pure rubbish:
One of my co-workers came to work today
and told me this (I have no reason not to believe her, but who
knows!). Her aunt lives in Tabor City, NC and was at a convenience
store in Whiteville over the weekend. She was in the checkout line and
the man ahead of her had several items and was short about $1.30. He
was digging around in his pickets trying to scrape up the change, so she
handed the clerk $1.30 and told her she'd take care of it. The man,
who appeared to be Afghanistan/Pakistan/Indian or some such, thanked her and
left the store. When she finished checking out and left the store, he
was outside waiting for her. He then asked her why she did that.
She told him that she saw he was short the money, and rather than have him
put back an item, she just paid for it. He repeated, "but why did
you do that?" several more times. She continued to answer
that she had just done it as a favor, it wasn't a big deal, "That's
just what we do to help each other," and told him he didn't have to
repay her. He then told her he would, nevertheless, do a favor for
her, and proceeded to tell her, "After September 5, do not drink any
more Coke products." After the man left, my co-worker's aunt went
back into the store and told the manager what transpired. He
called the cops, who interviewed her, and then they called the FBI (or SBI).
They watched the security cameras and identified the man and told her he was
on their list of dangerous/suspicious people, and that he was an employee of
Coca Cola. That's all they told her before she was told she was free
I don't know what to make of this, but
I'd rather error on the side of caution, so I'm telling my friends and
family about it. I've advised my kids not to drink Coke products
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and please
do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on these messages only
serves to further propagate it.