The 'It's above me' meme is going viral after a man dragged a racist woman
4 June 2019, 15:28 | Updated: 4 June 2019, 15:30
Everyone's talking about the new "It's above me" meme.
The internet has the power to turn just about anything into a hilarious meme. Just take a look at the International SpongeBob memes and Love Island memes that exploded online this week. And now, a Holiday Inn Express worker has become a meme after he recorded himself calmly telling a woman she couldn't stay at the hotel after she racially abused him.
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The vile guest called Craig Brooks a "fucking nigger" on the phone while trying to book a room at the hotel in in Austin, Texas. Craig explained to her that the hotel had an automated reservation line, but she called back twice and demanded help with the booking.
However, after booking the room for her, the "hostile" woman racially abused him, which lead him to call management and ask how to handle the situation. Because of their zero tolerance policy for racism, Craig was told he could refuse to let her stay at the hotel.
So, when she arrived at the hotel front desk, she was shocked that Craig wouldn't let her stay because it was "above him" now.
The woman pleaded and pleaded with Craig, telling him she was sorry and upset because her *checks notes* mother had died? Even when her daughter, who was staying at the hotel with the rest of their family, tried to reason with him, Craig remained firm yet still polite.
"I'm sorry but it's above me. The Best Western is next door," he said. Craig then shared the recording to Twitter and his iconic line quickly went viral.
Soon, a meme was born.
"Please, I've had a horrible day. Sir, my grandmother just died"— Eddy (@edd180) June 3, 2019
"And I understand that but, it's above me now" pic.twitter.com/ovsCY6hPdB
Our Queen already knew.
“the Best Western is next door” - queen elizabeth https://t.co/sL2GbPNDTy— jeremy bearimy (@crissles) June 3, 2019
Let your professor know!
Professor: I will not raise any grades, so do not ask me— T (@thismantbates) June 3, 2019
*Course Evaluation Time
Professor: I would really appreciate if you guys took the time to do the course evaluations
Me 1 point away from passing: It’s above me now pic.twitter.com/btuA7HmoZd
Sorry, I don't have time today.
*Listens to sob story*— Nicole 🖖🏾 (@alamanecer) June 3, 2019
"It's above me" 💁🏾 pic.twitter.com/FCoBeis61x
Paying loans? That's above me now.
Sallie Mae: You still owe $67,000 in student loans.— April (@ReignOfApril) June 3, 2019
Me: It’s above me now. pic.twitter.com/S5YzALz8cx
Why is it always broken!?
*At McDonalds*— TAS Animations (@TASanimations) June 3, 2019
Customer : yes , i'd like an ice cream cone.
MD: the ice cream machine is down
C : it's the middle of a summer day will y..
MD : it's above me now..
C : it's really hot out here can you j..
MD : The Dairy Queen is Next Door.#ItsAboveMe #ItsAboveMeNow pic.twitter.com/nSB73y3OCw
Sometimes you've just got to tell them straight.
When frat come in town and assume they’re staying at your crib— Tam Tam (@Tamberlands) June 3, 2019
Me: The best western is next door pic.twitter.com/7kNR5LQGMp
The perfect comeback.
Me all week when somebody come at me sideways its above me now and The Best Western is next Door😭😭 pic.twitter.com/cpY4FRUgFU— DKT (@darleneturner53) June 3, 2019
Him: “It’s above me now.”— ✖ TJ Targaryen 🏳️🌈 ✖ (@TJtheXDroid) June 3, 2019
Her: “Sir, my grandmother just died”
Him: “I’m sorry, it’s above me. The Best Western is next door.”
Let the church say Amen.
“It’s above me now.” (Psalm 46:10) pic.twitter.com/EXN6xLQlda— CiCi Adams🌸 (@CiCiAdams_) June 3, 2019
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