Wassabi is not the only restaurant raising questions of impropriety.
A reader sent me this yesterday: “And you thought Wassabi’s plastic urinal splash guard of a woman’s mouth might be considered by some to be in poor taste? Now we have a local watering hole pimping booze and hot wings under the guise of relief for thousands of Haiti’s dead and wounded.”
I can’t tell you if that urinal’s red lips are made of plastic — and I have no desire to get close enough to check.
But I can show you this:
We at Beehive central are cringing over this one.
That flier makes me think of stumbling party-goers double-fisting their drinks and yelling, “Yeah, this one’s for Haiti!”
Don’t get me wrong. It’s great that businesses want to help earthquake victims. The more resources for Red Cross efforts, the better.
But seriously, Standard, your flier needs a more subdued tone. You don’t want people to think you’re partying because of Haiti’s disaster.
Here’s a tip: Instead of going “Stir Crazy for Haiti,” let people know that Karen Chisum of American Red Cross Central Valley will be there 7-10 p.m.
She’ll talk to guests about the relief work in Haiti and accept contributions directly — so customers don’t have to down 30 drinks if they want to make a bigger donation.