Target Employee Gets A Free Vacation After Customer Goes Viral For Bullying Her


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Twitter: @David_Leavitt

This entire endeavor began with David Leavitt. He’s listed as a verified journalist on Twitter. He shared this post to try and rally Twitter behind him against Target.

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The issue that David had was with this toothbrush. Yep, that’s right. It’s quite the nice Oral-B model. For the most part, this would be rather expensive but it was priced at a single penny at Target.

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Along with his tweet, David shared this photo of the Target employee who wasn’t honoring the price. She rightly declared that the price tag was simply a placeholder.

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Along with all of this, David posted this message. He believed that this was justification for what he was saying. What he did next was completely unthinkable.

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Twitter: @David_Leavitt

Using the previous information, David opted to call the authorities. That’s right. The man contacted the police because Target wouldn’t sell him a toothbrush for a penny.

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Twitter: @David_Leavitt

Began immediately began to question this decision, saying the cops had more important things to worry about. David responded by saying he called the proper line for this kind of thing.

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Twitter: @David_Leavitt

According to David, the police were on his side. They verified the price and he claimed they suggested he sue Target. Again, this was all for a toothbrush with a placeholder tag.

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Twitter: @David_Leavitt

Furthermore, David continued to preach about corporations like Target and said the officer would testify if needed. He also claimed he couldn’t afford dental care for years, so this was important.

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Twitter: @JoeySalads

David’s over the top reaction and desire to play the victim had the opposite effect he hoped for. Twitter had turned on him for his actions and most sided with Tori, the Target manager.

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Twitter: daniellampke

This particular response broke down exactly why David was wrong. Considering this post, it’s doubtful that his phone call had any real impact on Target.

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Twitter: @I_GotYourNumber

Another reply put the focus on the idea that this guy should’ve only been entitled to the plastic on the display. That’s what the display label ultimately meant.

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Twitter: @mtracey

There were also the people who simply thought that this was a gross overreaction. There was no reason to cause this much of a fuss over a toothbrush.

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Twitter: @that_guy5531

A lot of the comments also fell into this category. How can someone be considered a journalist when he clearly isn’t paying attention or doing the research required?

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Twitter: @finnykia

This whole situation started up a case of people looking to help Tori. They wanted to support her and it started by finding her store. That led to something special happening.

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Twitter: @CarpeDonktum

One Twitter user went as far as to start a GoFundMe for Target Tori. The plan was to raise money to send her on vacation. She, like most of us, needs a break from terrible customers.

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Twitter: @RoraPickles

This was the rare case when one awful customer caused people from all backgrounds to band together. We’ve all had to deal with someone like David in the past.

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Twitter: @ErrenMichaels

As this person pointed out, you really have to try extra hard to get people this upset at you. Others are literally putting in money to support the worker you were rude to.

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Twitter: @CarpeDonktum

Everyone who contributed was overjoyed to discover that the GoFundMe found its way to Tori. She even took these pictures to thank everyone and the account was moved over to her.

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The original goal for the GoFundMe was to raise about $5,000 for #TargetTori and her vacation. They’ve far surpassed it, having raised just under $30,000 for her.

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Twitter: @RealTargetTori

Tori’s official account posted this to thank everyone for their kind offers. One look at David’s Twitter shows he thinks this whole thing is ridiculous. Either way, Tori has certainly won this one.


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