Working retail has to be one of the most miserable tasks humans go through on a day-to-day basis, I know this firsthand. The amount of people you’re forced to deal with on a daily basis means that the odds are stacked against you, and you’re going to deal with a disproportionate amount of assholes.
On the flip side of that is we the people. Statistically, somewhere among us are the assholes who make life for retail workers miserable. I’ve probably been guilty of it myself at some points, but as many of you have learned over time, I am in fact an asshole. But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, excuses the behavior. If you act like an asshole you better expect to get dealt with like an asshole. It’s that whole nagging ‘balance of life’ thing in action. Which brings us to this video.
Here we see a couple, they’re possibly pilled out, possibly drunk, possibly one of those two mixed with meth, whatever it is I think we can all agree from watching this footage that they are the opposite of sober. But what they are is a nagging parasite who’ve decided to latch onto the good graces of these 7-11 night shift workers (I didn’t even mention how incredibly fucking miserable a night shift can be).
It starts with the woman harassing the workers, then destroying property, then getting kicked out…and this is where things take a turn for the worse. Her companion (drug buddy?) doesn’t think that the elderly workers handled her removal from the store appropriately, so he storms back in and tries to fight, then gets dealt with like a bitch, and then she attacks and gets tossed back…but the entire time this drugged out couple is trying to make it look like it’s a nasty group of men attacking an innocent woman. She’s so blissfully unaware that the entire escapade is caught on film. So without further ado, here’s the ‘Showdown in Little 7-11’
So, was this an appropriate use of force? Will anyone, anywhere argue that it wasn’t?