Pizza Patron, a pizza chain restaurants located near the US border with Mexico, just wanted to drum up business by posting a sign that it now accepts the pesos:
Many Pizza Patron customers have pesos “sitting in their sock drawers or in their wallets,” Gamm said. “We're talking small amounts, where it would be inconvenient to stop and exchange on the way back — maybe 10 or 20 dollars' worth of pesos.”
But it got more than it bargained for: death threats!
“This is the United States of America, not the United States of Mexico,” one e-mail read. “Quit catering to the damn illegal Mexicans,” demanded another. ...