Tip: If you realize you were just an a-hole and groped someone, tip apologetically well.
When they write the history of public shamings, this may be remembered as the crowning achievement in the artform.
Attended Hold-her-ass Prep. *high five*
The Internet has done many things, but one of its many benefits is how many more options it provides to relatively powerless service workers who are treated horribly by entitled customers. And there's nowhere in the country with more entitled customers than New York City and its burgeoning population of hedge fund sociopaths. Laura Ramadi tends bar at Lucky Strike in SoHo to support her acting career, and it must have taken a lot of acting to be civil to Brian Lederman of Swiss Performance Management after he immediately grabbed her ass and ordered her "to go." When the sullen finance bro left her a crappy tip after this display, it was the straw that "broke this tied-ass camel's back," leading to the amazing public shaming you see below.
What's truly makes this amazing is how he responded after she wrote this (hint - it involves calling her the c-word in a newspaper):
(Here's a link to the post on Facebook.)
So, if I was that guy, I'd probably go into damage-control mode and apologize, but I'm sure Brian Lederman would tell me that's why I don't make more money. Brian Lederman has bolder strategies, and when he was contacted by the NY Post for an interview, he chose a different tact: "I've grabbed plenty of girl's asses in my life, but I've never grabbed hers." Excellent defense, Brian. Really well done.
He did, however, admit to making lewd comments, and in fact his recollection is even grosser than hers. Although she accused him of asking for her to go, he wanted to make sure everyone knew his hilarious line was actually "I'll have you to go with nothing on it." Nice.
As far as his opinion about her public Facebook letter? Well, as he told the Post, "That f–king c–t, for her to do something like that is pretty ridiculous. I will make sure she doesn’t get another job in New York City. I know everybody. The bar owners, the club owners — that’s a terrible thing to write about somebody.”
Yeah, not like threatening to ruin someone's life because they called you an a-hole. That's Master of the Universe material right there.
(by Johnny McNulty)