A North Dakota woman’s Facebook post went viral after she described a maddening scene in a cookie shop where she was due to meet her police officer boyfriend for a quick bite.
Elizabeth Nelson was waiting inside the cookie shop when her boyfriend pulled up in his squad car. That’s when the entitled teenage employee behind her said, “oooh the little piggies are here.”
Nelson, outraged by this, quickly told the girl that that’s who she was waiting for, and from now on they will be taking their business elsewhere. What’s more, Nelson sent several email’s to the store’s manager and corporate team, describing the incident.
“Shame on you Insomnia Cookies. That employee deserves to be fired. Is she going to insult or make fun of a special needs person in front of customers next? I just can’t believe it. You insulted the person who will help you no matter what you do or say. He’ll always be there. You insulted and degraded my loved one because he chose a life of service. Shame on you!”
The post quickly went viral, prompting Nelson to post an update to her page after people began complaining.“Thank you to the store manager at Insomnia. They apologized and I’m grateful for a local representative contacting me. He gave me permission to post and make public. I’ve also talked with him privately. Let the great cookie debacle of 2017 rest. I feel positive it’s in earnest and I’m willing to give them a second chance. Also, if you shared the other posts please share this one as well,” she wrote above a response from the store manager.
In the response, the manager told Nelson that he had taken action in regard to the employee who insulted her boyfriend.
Hello Elizabeth. I am the store manager of Insomnia Cookies in Fargo. I want to deeply apologize about what happened on Wednesday evening with you and your boyfriend. What that employee said was not acceptable, and I have taken the correct action with that employee. As for the company, and myself, we respect law enforcement 100%. If you would like to talk to me more directly about this situation, please let me know and I will give you my phone number and we can chat more about this. Again, I do sincerely apologize.