"Glasshole." Apropos, given this story.
Man, you guys should've just gone straight to the top
and started a Change.org petition.
First off, as someone who has been the victim of this kind of Boo-Hoo, Entitled Hissy-Shitfit stuff at his own "mom-n-pop / I Deal With People For A Living" job in the past: get over yourselves (that's the polite version).
You guys are the definition of "First-World-Problems" and "Entitled". And if I had to guess based off of what I've read? You've probably never worked a service job in your entire lives.
You know how I know this? Because nobody who has ever had to wash dishes and scrub floors for a living would ever pull this sort of privileged Little Lord
bullshit on somebody else, because they didn't get their way.
That's the code, for anyone who ever busted ass: you don't throw others like you under the bus.
This post is written in a celebratory manner, and you're acting like this is some big Civil Rights Sit-In
"win"; when really, you've just set Glass back to the Virtual Boy age, in terms of what sort of aroma it gives off to the average human being. And for what? So you can be awkward at lunches?"I'm sorry Margot, I'm far too busy awkwardly swiping through retweets and making weird head gestures to enjoy this escargot."
You're fucking bullies. Plain and simple. And anyone outside of your "Klout" sphere will see it this way.
And yeah, maybe it's dumb to "ban Glass"; and yeah, there probably are
people - people with disabilities, people who don't speak the language of the city - who could legitimately benefit from Glass. And that's fucking awesome!
Guess what? That's not you guys. And you're doing a shit job explaining that totally awesome sales pitch
I've just given you.
You're not "enacting" anything (aside from your own hubris), nor are you "educating people on Glass." And you're certainly not making anything better for anyone who could
potentially benefit from your $1,500 toy. Instead, you're simply bullying a small business by gaming a review system that people quickly eyeball when deciding whether or not it's worth spending money at a business. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that you all violated the Google Maps / G+ Reviews TOS as well. I'm pretty sure it goes against the terms to submit erroneous ratings and reviews as a method of harassment.
You know what I do, when I run into a business that doesn't support my ideals? I stop fucking going there and give my money to another business, like a grown-ass adult, and that's that.
If the service and products were subpar, then the bad reviews come. And I've done that; who hasn't? That's fair.
When I learned, long, long ago, that WalMart and Chick-Fil-A were exploitative and discriminatory, respectively, I just made sure I didn't buy anything from them. I didn't form a virtual mob and start a #War
over anything. If friends ever asked, I just explained: "Yeah, I think they're kind of asshole companies. Here's why."
Going forward, you should
realize: Yes, people lose their jobs over this shit. Sometimes, paychecks are tied to stupid shit like "Yelp Ratings". And yes, low ratings means less people will go there; which means less income for the store; which means higher operating costs; which means less need for workers; which means: someone could actually get fired over your $1,500 luxury toy tantrum.What kind of fucking hubris does one require to assume that the entire populace researching this place is going to comb through your reviews?
Being asked to remove a device that some people are uncomfortable with, and then, organizing an online harassment campaign - and having it "work" - is probably why I hate the internet a bit more, each day.
So, thanks for that, Glassholes.