A woman had the perfect response after a Jiffy Lube employee sent her an inappropriate text message
A creepy text message led to a teachable moment, thanks to one incredibly fierce and eloquent woman. Twitter user @LoveableandKind posted an exchange between her sister and a Jiffy Lube employee who reached out via text message to hit on her. Get ready to give all the snaps and applause for her brilliant response.
It all began when the employee texted the words: “You’re gorgeous.” The woman asked who it was and the man responded it was “[her] favorite oil change guy.” He said that he couldn’t help but let her know that he found her attractive. Excuse us while we gag.
My sister got creeped on and sexually harassed by a jiffy lube guy via text from his personal phone and…. pic.twitter.com/ugKajMCvCK
— Unproblematic and nice account (@LovableAndKind) January 15, 2019
The woman responded with a truly epic text message that detailed exactly why it was inappropriate that he had reached out and all the possible ramifications for his actions.
“While I know you were wanting to give me a compliment, it was completely unnecessary and unsolicited,” she wrote. “I am a customer, you are a service provider, and there should be no communication between us outside of that unless I, the customer, express interest.”
She went on to explain that he had caused her panic by tracking down her phone number because that meant he actually went into her file and pulled her personal information. “Now that I know that you are the type of person to go back to someone’s file to find their personal information, what is to keep you from going back and getting my address,” she wrote. “There are men who stalk, rape, and murder women by getting their information this way.”
The woman concluded that she was in a quandary. She could ignore this extremely unprofessional behavior and continue to go to Jiffy Lube or she could report him to HR. Mostly, she wanted to hear that he would never violate another woman’s privacy again. He quickly apologized.
Oh yeah, and then she added that he didn’t give her correct information about her tire pressure so, no, he doesn’t even crack the top five of her favorite oil change guys. BOOM.
This tweet pulled in more than 87,000 likes, around 15,000 retweets, and hundreds of comments. Unsurprisingly, there were some men bemoaning the fact that they can never even talk to women without them getting upset. To that we say…it’s honestly pretty simple. Don’t creepily locate a number and text message someone you’re in a professional relationship with and compliment them on their looks. That should really, really just be common sense.
Others applauded the woman for her incredible response and sent her lots of internet love.
Your sister is amazing and I hope she finds a twenty in the pocket of her favorite jacket that she hasn't worn in a while.— [COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE] (@HoaxMakesMusic) January 16, 2019
sister text-to-speeching this whole manifesto like pic.twitter.com/PoOyblnbWG— 'GEORGIA' (@troughofluxury) January 15, 2019
Not even in my top five oil change guys pic.twitter.com/NZaiQUEdor— A G H A S T (@Kathryn_CC) January 17, 2019
Glad he got the message but OOF she killed him with that last message— Tiffany aka StarKid (@5tar_kid) January 16, 2019
Hopefully this guy learned his lesson. And now we all have an A+ template for the next time some guy does something gross and inappropriate.