The holidays are really tough for some people. Of course, that doesn't give them the right to make them tough for other people, like this woman who felt perfectly okay screaming at employees (and basically everyone else) in a Michael's craft store in Chicago. But all's well that ends well, because the woman who filmed the rant, Jessica Grady, set up a GoFundMe page for the calm and collected store manager who had to deal with this hot mess, asking for $400, and it has since reached over $22,000.
In Grady's video, the angry woman swears in front of kids in the store and yells at the employees, calling them liars and accusing them (black women) of discriminating against her (a white woman). Ohhh, right, they're the real racists, got it. She went on and on for at least 10 minutes, and even called the cops (several times, apparently).
In her tirade, this unidentified woman mentions that she was mad that the manager wouldn't reprimand an employee who the woman felt was yelling at her.
Things got worse when the screaming lady's items wouldn't fit into a regular store bag, and the cashier offered to sell her a reusable bag instead. Well, that did not sit well with this person, who started exclaiming, inexplicably, that she voted for Trump, and that now everyone was ganging up on her (which they clearly were not). Okay, yikes.
After Grady stopped recording the woman on her phone, she spoke to the store manager (who can be heard off-camera trying to calm the riled shopper down), and ended up setting up the GoFundMe for her. The page, which she called "Stand Strong Against Racism," has passed its original goal of $400 by over $21,000. Grady explained the reason she set started the fund, writing,
All proceeds from this gofundme will be given to this employee, who has three children, to try to make her busy holiday season brighter. In the current climate I believe it’s very important that we go out of our way to treat each other with dignity, kindness and politeness, and that we stand up for each other when we see people being mistreated.
It is true, we are all human, and this irate and unreasonable shopper doesn't get to decide that some of us are not.