One employee’s kind gesture in Texas has evoked a twitter storm. Conservatives across the land were outraged by the unjust reprimand received by a Zachary Randolph, who simply showed kindness to a law enforcement official.
Working his shift last week at the Great American Cookie Company in Katy Mills Mall, the teenage son of Tami Kurtz Randolph decided to offer generosity to a policeman. While standing in line, the boy noticed the officer’s badge. Using his own money as a thank you, Randolph paid for the small order.
However, that was apparently unacceptable to the family next in line. When they approached the counter, the couple demanded that they receive their order for free too. When the boy explained that he had paid for the previous order because of the badge, that statement ignited an unholy explosion.
The couple immediately began verbally abusing the employee, calling him racist and threatening him with physical violence. In Randolph’s mom’s Facebook post, she explained that apparently the man set his child down and attempted to vault himself over the counter to attack her son.
The woman customer said she should “slap” him for buying the cop’s brownie. Fortunately, another employee intervened with the psychotic couple and diffused the situation at the store.
Over the last eight years, the racial divide in the United States has become more pronounced. The development of terrorist groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) has exasperated the situation. BLM is nothing but an excuse to rape, murder, and pillage, but it is treated like a legitimate protest organization.
Last year, then-President Obama said that the movement shouldn’t be judged by the few non-peaceful “protesters.” After days of looting, rioting, burning and the senseless killing of 10 law enforcement officials, the White House refused to classify the gang of riotous murderers as a terror group. Instead, the Obama administration said it was a “difficult time” for the country.
Because of such slack policies during the his term, Obama helped perpetuate the racial divide in the country. If the attackers at the Great American Cookie Company had been white supremacists, imagine the outcry there would have been. However, since Zachary Randolph was attacked by ignorant people who are fueled by liberal rhetoric, only the instance has been reported.
After being viciously confronted on the job for his solitary act of kindness, Zachary Randolph faced even more problems. The attacking customer said, “I will get you fired,” and almost succeeded.
The following Monday, Zachary was told to report to work on Tuesday with “all his stuff.” He had previously been given a raise and enrolled in management training. When he arrived at work, he was told that “upper management” wanted to fire him.
His own manager disagreed, but had to issue a formal write-up. The reprimand said that if Randolph bought a cookie for a police officer again, he would be terminated. He was also placed on a one-week suspension. That action created a backlash from right-thinking Americans..
When Randolph’s mom reached out on social media, the tables turned. Her story went viral gaining over 4,000 comments and 6,000 shares. Threatening to boycott the Cookie Company, when hearing about the punishment, conservatives have been tweeting like crazy.
Time to stop buying from Great American Cookie Company. Proud of this young man. Disgusted with upper management. https://t.co/tpTfkKfbXB
— Jim Carpenter (@sportsfan_james) July 8, 2017
Will NEVER buy a cookie from the great American cookie company. And to the family that caused the commotion a big FU!
— Stephanie Brienza (@sabrienza) July 8, 2017
Boycott the great american cookie company! https://t.co/FaAkeh3YZG
— T-Roy(Swamp People) (@broussard_troy) July 8, 2017
Boycot Great American Cookie company. Management is a joke. Get this kid a better job with a better company.
— Enrico Polazo (@Honestadamg) July 8, 2017
Apparently, the company knows where their demographics exist. They issued a formal apology to both Randolph and his mother.
“On behalf of Great American Cookies Katy Mills, we owe the employee an apology. It was never an issue that he purchased a brownie for a police officer, but rather the events that unfolded with another customer in line at the time. However, after further review, we realize that the employee was in fact in the right and we continue to reach out to him and his mom to issue an apology. The corrective action and suspension was reversed immediately and we hope to connect with him today,” the store’s owner, Biju George, wrote.
The executive vice president of the chain, David Kaiser, also issued a statement about the incident.
“Great American Cookies proudly supports Law Enforcement, First Responders and all who serve our country,” he wrote. “Though our stores are independently managed and operated, when the situation first arose, we reached out to the franchisee to ensure that the situation was addressed and handled appropriately.”
Considering that many teenagers today suffer from an entitlement attitude, it’s doubly heinous that Randolph should have been written up for a generous act of kindness. In fact, it highlights the conciliation tactics which have emboldened racist attackers like the couple at the store.
The names of the violent people haven’t been disclosed, but they need to understand that an opinion doesn’t justify physical violence. Their actions confirm that they are the racists, but their ignorance probably won’t allow that self-realization to occur.
In the meanwhile, Randolph is a refreshing example of generosity and a true work ethic in a generation that seems to have lost those virtues. His victory over the injustice is heartwarming, and he says that he’ll continue to honor American law officers as he should.