So here's a happy and kinda strange ending.
Remember that guy who patiently withstood Taylor Chapman's tirade a few weeks ago? Well, he just made $11,000. Thanks to an Indiegogo campaign launched by someone called Carl J Speed II -- colloquially described as the "enlister of good deeds" -- this bamboozled 18-year-old Dunkin' Donuts employee named Abid Adar just pocketed $10,539 in donations.
Yes, reader. Nearly $11,000. For eight minutes of abuse.
Some quick and dirty calculations: That's $1,375 per minute. Or, to be more precise, $23 per second. And if you want to get really nitty-gritty: This sum equals roughly one-fourth of an average American's annual salary.
This brings us back to Scott Prouty. He was the bartender who clandestinely shot Mitt Romney making his ill-conceived 47percent comments -- and, surprise. For his efforts, which may get him sued because surreptitiously recording someone is, technically speaking, against the law, he received only $18,000 for a "legal defense fund."
Yup, just a few thousand more dollars for the guy who only SAVED AMERICA.
Says Carl J Speed II, who set up the site for Abid:
I read that Abid is 18, recently graduated, and has aspirations of being a doctor. I wanted to counteract this swarm of negativity that happened to these two by giving them a foot-up in the pursuit of their education and careers.
Disclaimer: I don't know either of these two. I haven't left Texas in years, but I saw a chance to [remedy] some really nasty, bitter lemons into lemonade, and I'm hoping that enough people will support this endeavor.
It's unclear, how, exactly, Abid will receive the money -- but Carl assures his contributors that he'll have "nearby local FL friend of mine go by and notify them." The initial goal was to amass $10,000 by July 11, but America's heart for Abid was too large.
There's something very postmodern about this entire sequence of happenings. A woman with mental issues records her own racist rant, then -- because what else would one do in such a situation? -- puts it up on Facebook. Then that video goes all sorts of intranets bonkers. THEN, we give the the Dunkin' Donuts guy lots of money because he has vague aspirations of becoming a doctor. But it's not specified how that money will get to him.
Didn't we make this same mistake with Haiti?
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