Five Tips for Former Tucson CFO on How to Make a Real Apology Video After You Bully a Chick-fil-A Drive-Thru Employee Who Makes a Fraction of Your Salary
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You Tube A not-so tearful Adam Smith.
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Seems like last Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, a planned event to support the company after its CEO, Dan Cathy, stated that his company opposes gay marriage, also turned the power on in a Tucson man's bat-shit factory.
Last week, Adam Smith, CFO of the Arizona-based medical device manufacturer Vante Inc., was canned from his cushy corporate gig after posting a You Tube video showing him bullying one of the restaurant's drive-thru workers on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. In the video, Smith is heard saying things like, "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here," and that he was ordering water because "Chick-fil-A is a hateful corporation."
Now, in an attempt to
justify his actions, continue to make an ass of himself, never stop talking, reach out to Rachel, the unfortunate Tucson drive-thru worker on the receiving end of the tongue-lashing, Smith has issued a seven-minute, 48-second "apology" video on YouTube.
And surprise, surprise, no one's buying it. Even the worldwide interweb ain't havin' it, judging by the comments and number of page dislikes.
Here are five tips for Smith on what would have made it better.
5.)"You should know that I never planned to say the things I said to you that day, and how I said them."
Tip: When you are actually apologizing to someone, they don't care about your sorry-ass "here's why" backstory. Save that drama for your mama and concentrate on what actually went down.
4.) "I couldn't believe the number of people who came out to support a corporation that associates themselves with anti-gay groups, like Exodus International and the American Family Association."
Tip: When you are actually apologizing to someone, don't use the time as another opportunity to attack your beratee's employer. She already knows her job sucks. After all, she works in fast food.