Suite aux récentes mésaventures de Michel Wajsbort au pays de la praline belge interdite aux Belges (voir son groupe ouvert Contre le Piétonnier de Bruxelles), nous avons cherché à confirmer ses dires.
Nous nous rendons donc chez PELICAEN, au 22B rue de l’Etuve à 1000 Bruxelles, ce 20 octobre à 15h30…
Ce magasin qui, au cœur de Bruxelles, vend notre symbole national — la célèbre praline — n’aime pas… les Belges !
On voit aussi qu’un certain « artiste Dang » s’est approprié notre Manneken-Pis adoré et l’a mis à toutes les sauces.
Voici ce qu’un touriste anglo-saxon écrivait sur TripAdvisor en avril 2015 (confirmé par de nombreux autres témoignages) :
We went into Pelicaen because from the window the display was brilliant and we were excited to look around. The shop was completely empty except for a lady and a man behind the counter who did not greet us or say anything to us.
We had been in there maybe 3 or 4 minutes when a huge group of east Asian tourists (maybe 15-20 people, huge for such a small establishment) filled the room. We were at the back, far away from the counter.
Suddenly my friends and I became aware that the lady behind the counter started literally screaming at us from across the shop to « GET OUT! GET OUT NOW! » and was waving her arms at us as if to shoo us out.
We were mortified and wondered if we had broken anything or done anything wrong the way she was screeching at us like we were naughty children, and not 4 grown adults looking to make a purchase!
We figured there must have been a mistake so we sort of made our way to the doorway – not quickly enough apparently – as another lady who worked there had appeared and came over to us and pretty much forced us out of the door! She said « This shop is famous, and it’s on TV, so groups have priority! »
So let me get this straight – either me and my friends are not « good » enough to be in this famous TV shop (which none of us had heard of before despite one of our group being born and bred in Belgium), OR, this was a racial incident as both the ladies who worked there and kicked us out rudely were east Asian just like the group who had walked in.
We received no apology. If they had come over and said « Excuse me, I’m terribly sorry but this group have booked the shop for the next half an hour, could you please return later? » we would have completely understood and been FINE. But to be shouted and screamed at and literally shooed out of a shop like a fly or a rat was degrading and upsetting.
Do not go here!
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