Arizona resident Adam Smith thought he was doing good by taking a video of himself confronting a Chick-fil-A employee in the drive-thru lane Wednesday.
“Chick-fil-A is a hateful company,” Smith said to the employee in the video, which is still up on YouTube under multiple accounts.
|Don't be a h8ter.|
But his employer, Tucson medical equipment manufacturer Vante, saw it differently. Vante has announced that Smith, formerly the chief financial officer and treasurer, no longer works there.The problem, as I see it, is that Mr. Smith did not just make his disapproval known politely and leave it at that. He was...and I know this seems impossible, kittens, because Mr. Smith is obviously enlightened and progressive...intolerant of opposing views. Surprising.
I suspect he's going to feel somewhat less good and purposeful standing in the unemployment line in Obama's economy. It would be ironic if the only company hiring was Chick-fil-A. They did just have a record-breaking day in sales. They may need more people...“I don’t know how you stand it,” Smith said to the employee. “This is a horrible corporation with horrible values.”After the employee wished Smith a nice day, he responded, “I will. I just did something really good. I feel purposeful.”
And just because it amuses me...That sudden and unsolicited confession of his amazing, awesome straightness at the end of the video seemed completely weird. Does anyone else get the feeling that saying "there's not a gay in me" was maybe a Freudian slip? His righteous outrage may be more personal than righteous.