I'm sure we've all found ourselves in situations, whether in a store, at a restaurant, or any other place that involves customer service, where we've been treated poorly. And I'm sure, for many of us, the fantasy of exacting some toll for that poor treatment stayed in our mind for a fair chunk of time after our experience. Miesha Tate, however, has decided to act upon that fantasy and is calling upon her fans to harass the object of her malice.
Ok I have to vent (That's what ***** is for right?) So I'm standing in line at the gas station to buy a spicy pickle and put the rest in the gas tank, when a fan of mine pops up and is like "oh my gosh Miesha how are you, great fight!!" I go on to thank him and its my turn at the register finally so I say clear as day to the lady, take to cost of the pickle out of the $60 and put the rest on pump 4 please" she looks at me annoyed brakes the money as th fan continues to ask if I will give him an autograph I smile politely and oblige. The lady goes on to help the next costume and I ask can I have my receipt please (which she should have given me in the first place but I didn't have the chance to ask between her rush I and being cordial with my fan) so she frustratingly prints a receipt after letting me know how much check trouble that is for her. I say thanks and go to pump my gas where it is hailing outside and there's no gas money on my pump... sooo I grab my receipt she gave me and its a receipt for cough drops... Im not amused so I walk back in through the hail again and flag her down to tell her this is the wrong receipt and she also did not put the gas money I gave her on pump #4. Should goes on to lecture me saying that I should wait to engage in conversation until after my transaction is complete. LOL!!! I said "where is your managers number I want to speak to him, you are very rude I am the customer I can do whatever I want and Im sorry that I am nice to my fans" Then she scoffed at me, gave me the run around for the phone number then finally gave me the store number where she is the only one working tonight, so I figured we could all give ****** a call an let her know how much we appreciate great customer service! ***-***-***
I know it feels like the fun thing to do in the moment, but inciting others publicly to harass someone who has no forum to defend themselves is not a good way to go. If she wanted to call and lodge a complaint, that's fine... I mean sure it sounds like her problem was fixed within minutes of it being noticed, and sure it sounds like she was holding up other customers and the time of some poorly paid wage slave to have a conversation, but calling on fans and friends to harass this person just feels petty and mean spirited.
Essentially, if you're reading this and thinking about tracking the post down to call in, please don't. Nobody making $9.00 an hour needs to be yelled at over the phone by 500 people for not giving the right change.
UPDATE: It appears that Tate's fans have indeed made someone's day miserable:
Good morning fans Im sorry for the trouble at circle k I'm the cashier today answering all calls ***** is not here so please stop calling. I'm off at one and would love a break away from answering calls. Thank u. So sorry for her rudeness...