They honestly believed that they could act cheap with the delivery guy and get away with it. Not only were they cheap, but they also treated him horribly. They pretended as if the delivery guy owed them money rather than the other way around.
However, they did not realize that he had something concealed in his back pocket. And the very thing he kept hidden would cause them to regret their rude and demeaning behavior.
The event transpired in Massachusetts recently. Two main parties dominated an emotional tale of humiliation and revenge.
F&R Auto Sales employees and Jarrid Tansey, a delivery man with Palace Pizza, are the involved parties. They would be drawn into a dispute which millions have already seen and taken sides in.
Jarrid Tansey was no stranger to working hard. He needed to work long hours to make sure that he made enough tips to feed his family. Pizza delivery wasn’t the most pleasant work, but it covered the bills.
While he had previously dealt with rude customers, nothing had prepared him for this. Jarrid was caught in the middle of a crazy power trip when he delivered pizza that night.
Not a lot of people would have stuck it out as Jarrid did. However, Jarrid wasn’t given the luxury of choice. His wife had recently given birth to their beautiful child, and he needed to work harder until she returned to work.
Jarrid and his family relied heavily on his second income. Therefore, he knew he needed to keep going, and his father’s advice is what kept him going through the hard times.
Jarrid knew one thing for sure: nothing in life was free. His father taught him this lesson early on. Consequently, when his daughter was born, he took on a second job to help support their family.
The demanding hours were planned, but the thought of being belittled and tormented by strangers was not anticipated. How had it come to this?
Jarrid Tansey has dealt with challenging clientele before, but none like the car salespeople. As a result, an open conflict erupted, which was unpleasant to witness.
In the end, the employees of F&R Auto Sales would regret their actions towards what they thought was a harmless pizza delivery driver.
Jarrid got a call from his manager one evening, which was nothing out of the ordinary. He told him that a local car dealership had ordered pizza and drinks.
He piled their order onto his motorcycle and sped away to make it on time. Following the city’s congested streets and trying to avoid traffic, he opted to take a shortcut. Maybe he’ll make a better tip if he arrives earlier than expected…
Jarrid arrived at F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts, carefully lifted the pizza boxes from the storage container, and placed the receipt on top.
Overall, it amounted to $43. When he arrived at the office, he presented the hot pizza to the person who was clearly expecting him. In no way did he expect that this delivery would be different from all the others…
A man at the front desk handed Jarrid a $50 bill, after which he took the drinks and pizzas without saying a word.
It was understandable that Jarid might have believed that the exchange was over, so he thanked him and went on. This was only the beginning, however. The employees of F&R Auto Sales weren’t done with Jarrid yet.
The next time Jarrid returned to Palace Pizza, he assumed he would not hear from the F&R Auto Sales people for quite some time. Or at least until they placed their next order.
That was not the case at all. Immediately upon his arrival, his manager wanted to speak with him— a customer from the dealership called with some complaints.
Apparently, the spare $7 wasn’t meant to be a tip. So they were demanding that Jarrid drive back to the car dealership and give them that change back.
Jarrid was appalled by this. Were they really being that petty about $7? Were they really so cheap that they weren’t willing to tip at all? But there was not much else he could do about it. At least for now.
So he got on his bike and drove back to the car dealership; of course, with the $7 that they were demanding back. He still had a hard time believing that he had to get through all this.
Little did he know that things were about to get worse. But fortunately for him, in the end, he would be the one to get the last laugh.
Despite Jarrid’s protests, his manager ordered him to get back on his bike and return the $7. The customer was always right, he argued, and Jarrid had better make sure that he returned the stolen cash.
And he didn’t care if Jarrid had to use his own gas to make the trip. Jarrid, fearing for his job, complied. But what was waiting for him at the dealership wouldn’t be worth all the money in the world.
Jarrid arrived at the car dealership with the $7 in question. The whole staff was waiting for him, and Jarrid felt threatened. But still, he felt like he had to say something.
He gave them back to one of the workers and then voiced his frustration. And that would be the cause that led to a heated dispute.
“It just doesn’t make sense why you’d hand me a bill that you were just gonna have me drive back here to give you back anyway,” he complained. “I’m not mad; I just had to waste my resources coming back here.”
“So listen,” said one member of the staff. “The manager apologized once to you. Do you want him to apologize again?” That was rude. But it didn’t end there.
Suddenly, a woman appeared out of nowhere. She began to get aggressive with Jarrid. Emboldened by their coworker’s move, the other people in the office began to swear at him, too.
What was wrong with these people? He hadn’t stolen their money! Jarrid thought carefully about how best to defuse the situation. He took a deep breath before saying what was on his mind.
By now, Jarrid was seeing red. “Look, I didn’t steal your money!” He yelled. “I gave your $7 back. The world is better now,” he sniped. Big mistake.
Obviously, he was feeling annoyed and insulted, he thought that maybe, if he tried to reason with these people, they’d understand. Unfortunately, some people can’t be reasoned with.
The rude woman paused for a few seconds. What he’d said had only enraged her further. She looked at her coworkers — as if trying to score points with them. Then, she looked Jarrid straight in the eyes and made a threat.
She screamed at him to get “Out the door, before I put my foot in your a**.” All the staff laughed.
Jarrid felt like he wanted the earth to open and swallow him whole. Now was the time to leave. But he wasn’t fast enough.
He turned to leave, but then the director yelled: “Get the owner and the manager on the phone. I want him done. I want him fired!” Little did they know that the delivery man wasn’t done with them. He had something in his pocket.
He had been hiding his phone in his back pocket for the whole conversation, and he recorded it all on audio. When he arrived back at the pizza parlor, he showed his manager what had happened.
His manager had received a call from the car dealership, and he was considering disciplining Jarrid. But when he listened to the recorded conversation, he changed his mind. Still, things wouldn’t end there.
He soon received a call. It was someone who was there at the car dealership when the disagreement took place. But he wasn’t a member of the staff in the strict sense.
He was a contractor that handled the computer services of that particular dealership. And he had something in his hands that he thought might be interesting for Jarrid.
He had video footage of the whole incident. He was in charge of the security cameras of the car dealership, but he wasn’t an employee there; so he immediately took sides with Jarrid.
Jarrid added his recorded audio to the video that the man had sent him and shared it on the Internet. And soon enough, it went viral, and he started getting thousands of messages.
The interaction between Jarrid and the employees at the car dealership was all caught on camera. The video clearly showed the “big shots” at the dealership bullying the pizza delivery guy.
And it wasn’t long before the footage was leaked to millions of internet users. The video quickly went viral and, in a surprise turn of events, netizens didn’t like what they were seeing.
Everyone who saw the video couldn’t understand how someone could be so petty and mean-spirited about a $7 tip. Netizens were outraged!
They quickly rallied together and identified the car dealership Then, they set out to get sweet justice. They took to Yelp and other review sites, but their quest for revenge didn’t end there.
A former waitress named Amanda Marie Rogers was especially appalled by the video and upset by how the pizza delivery man had been treated.
She now had a mission: “For them to call him back over the money he should’ve received anyway. I decided to take it one step further,” she told CNN. Then, she called Pizza Palace and got Jarrid’s name.
Amanda set up a GoFundMe account for Jarrid, and posted the video on the page. “I believe Jarrid should be rewarded for dealing with such crappy people. Please watch the video and donate,” she wrote.
“Even if it is $1, it will make up (maybe a little) for him having to deal with idiots like this.” Meanwhile, Jarrid had no idea that his GoFundMe account was even live.
Tens of thousands of donations began to pour in — in $7 increments. People felt so strongly about what Jarrid had gone through that they wanted to make sure he never had to deliver pizza to those bullies again. And it wasn’t long before the GoFundMe page had accumulated over $36,000 for Jarrid and his family!
But that wasn’t all the internet did for him.
“This is because of how awesome you were and handled yourself so well dealing with such cruel people,” wrote Carol Wentz along with her donation. “I am outraged by the cruelty demonstrated by employees of a business who rely on commissions to pay their bills,” wrote another.
People were not taking kindly to the way the employees at the car dealership treated Jarrid. But F&R Auto Sales was also about to receive a healthy dose of karma.
The car dealership’s website received hundreds of bad reviews from strangers who felt for Jarrid. It didn’t take long for their website to reach 0/5 stars!
The threatening comments got so bad that the manager called the police. Now, the manager of the dealership was forced to address the behavior of his employees. F&R Auto Sales issued a public apology, and the woman who had harassed Jarrid was promptly fired.
Jarrid, who had no idea that the internet was rallying behind him, burst into tears when he found out about how much money had been raised for him.
He plans to set the money aside to pay off his mortgage and open a college fund for his daughter. Let that be a lesson for anyone who bullies and belittles anyone in the service industry!