A US police chief bought a Starbucks coffee for his dispatchers on Thanksgiving Day and he was baffled to see they had printed word ‘Pig’ on it.
Johnny O’Mara, from Oklahoma, shared the photo of a coffee cup on Facebook after his officers told him about the unpleasant incident.
He wrote: “What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town.”
Chief O’Mara called the staff to report the incident and the staff said that they would replace the coffee with a correct label but the chief was not happy with their response.
He continued: “The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind.
“This cup of coffee for a ‘pig’ is just another little flag. It’s another tiny symptom and a nearly indiscernible shout from a contemptuous, roaring and riotous segment of a misanthropic society that vilifies those who stand for what’s right and glorifies the very people who would usher in the destruction of the social fabric.”
Starbucks released a statement saying: “We are deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this. We have also apologized directly to him and connected with the Chief of the Kiefer Police Department as well to express our remorse.”
“The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy.”
“This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe.”
After knowing that the employee has been fired from their duty, he asked Starbucks to reconsider.
Speaking to Fox News, O’Mara said: “I just recently learned that the employee was terminated, and this may be a bit surprising, but I would like Starbucks to reconsider. I’m asking for civility.”
“We are hoping that we can take this moment where a mistake was made and turn it into something that highlights the ability to be civil with one another, that’s something that’s missing in a lot of society right now is the ability to just be civil.”
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