Friday, August 3, 2012

Hell Freezes Over!

Fox News and I agree on something.

A young lady working the drive-through window at a Chick-Fil-A on the so-called "Support Chick-Fil-A Day" was harrassed and belittled by a customer who drove up for the free water and a captive audience.

She kept her cool.  Rachel - no word on her last name and maybe she'd like to keep it that way - never raised her voice, kept her cool and let the guy have his little rant.  No harsh language, even when he became insulting.

Fox News got hold of the video before the original was deleted and ran with it.  Big mistake, posting video of yourself being a jerk to people.  Sometimes you get caught before you realize how big a jerk you were and try to hide it.  So Fox News' commentators hang the guy out to dry, and he richly deserves it.  It isn't about who's gay or straight, who's married or not, who's working where or for what reason...

NEWS FLASH: the guy who shot the video?  Yeah, he's fired.  His boss won't tolerate that kind of thing.  Nasty turnaround, when your intolerance gets you intolerated.  That's a hot, juicy slice of irony right there.'s about personal behavior and rights.  The lady has the right to work there if they'll employ her.  The company itself never issued a statement regarding anything, it is the company's principals who did that.  And being a jerk to a random stranger who has no power over any of that is just plain hateful.

And THAT's what it's all about.  Accusing someone of hating and intolerance is a risky business when you think about it.  Too often, the finger you point should be pointed at yourself.

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