Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently found herself in hot water after expressing grievances about a customer’s behavior while she was working in the food service industry.
The controversy unfolded when a user on the new social media platform Threads, directed a question at Ocasio-Cortez, prompting her to share her best and worst experiences. Ocasio-Cortez, an active user, eagerly responded to the query, incorporating terms like “mansplaining” and accusing a customer of attempting to demean the server.
She recounted an encounter with a wealthy individual who would frequent the establishment once a year, displaying a penchant for mansplaining and belittling servers. In her response, she wrote, “You could just really tell he got satisfaction from it. He’d love to say ‘ask me a question’ and include all these little asides to belittle the server and uplift himself.”
She went on to reveal that if one entertained his indulgences, he would tip generously, ranging from $200 to $300 daily, only to disappear until the following year. Unsurprisingly, Ocasio-Cortez’s comments drew sharp criticism.
Twitter users quickly lambasted her for her complaints, with one user sarcastically remarking, “I’m so sorry you had to go through that ordeal. Hopefully, the $300 tip helped towards your recovery.”
Geoffrey Ingersoll, editor-in-chief at the Daily Caller, took a compassionate stance, highlighting the possibility that the customer might have been a lonely individual seeking human interaction and validation.
AOC didn’t want the tip https://t.co/aqgym3CWgE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 7, 2023
Another Twitter user shared their envy, writing, “$1200-$1500 from one week to listen to a guy tell stories while I worked. Guy sounds awesome! I wish I had him visit my establishment when I was younger. Would have been incredible to have such a great week in tips!”
Reflecting on Ocasio-Cortez’s perspective, it becomes evident that her worldview distorts an otherwise generous act into an act of chauvinism and belittlement. It raises questions about her understanding of human interactions and casts a bleak shadow on her outlook. Just last year she was under fire for complaining about her congressional salary of $174,000 per year.
Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect example about how misinterpreting intentions behind actions leads to unnecessary discord. In this case, a customer’s genuine desire for conversation and connection turned into a subject of ridicule and contempt.