Listen to this Tap Crap!

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Lefty1881, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. pghlee

    pghlee Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2006 Georgia

    Should have given her the money up front. its tough giving up beer to people that didn't prepay when you return from a buying trip.
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  2. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,498) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    #1 was my guess as well JulianB.

    I go out West fairly often, and bring back stuff to trade or sell to friends all the time. However, we all know that sometimes unforseen events occur, and I always make it clear that I'll do my best to bring the beer back, but can't make any guarantees. I also tend to stay in touch via BA or email whenever I'm out there, just to let them know what the story is (sometimes a beer I thought I could get isn't available, or sometimes it costs more than I expected and I want to verify that the recipient is still interested. Sometimes the recipient changes his mind as well. Also, everyone knows it's something of a pain to bring beer back on a plane, and I've never met anyone who was really bent out of shape if a deal falls through and I can't bring back a promised beer.).

    My point being, I find the behavior of both parties rather unusual in this case. I'm surprised "Laura" didn't get in touch with the OP while in Tampa to advise him she couldn't get his beer, and I'm surprised the OP is so outraged over this (at most she was doing him a favor; she didn't owe him anything). Also, she couldn't give him one of the beers she planned to cellar? Granted, she didn't owe him anything, but she did promise to bring back a beer.. under normal circustances, I would think she'd want to make good on her promise.

    I don't know... something about this story just doesn't add up. Why would "Laura" say what she said about the beers she brought back (that she got a better deal elsewhere)? That's a pretty douche-like thing to do. Why not simply say something along the lines of "sorry, I wasn't able to bring back the beer you wanted," and leave it at that?

    I agree JulianB... I think this is an elaborate gag.
  3. MikeMoriendi

    MikeMoriendi Aspirant (207) Jun 13, 2008 Florida

    I was keeping my opinions out of this post but as someone involved in the beer community down here, I assure you this is not a gag.
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  4. 305BEER

    305BEER Initiate (44) Jan 4, 2011 Florida
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    why would you make a gag that would possibly keep people out of the restaurant you work at?
  5. Lefty1881

    Lefty1881 Initiate (185) Dec 31, 2010 Florida
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    Good lord this is getting ridiculous.. Just when I thought this would end. Lauren texted me accusing me of putting her phone number online because she's getting threatening texts and said " I hope you're happy with what you brought on me." WOW! Sounds like a story a teenager would make up. 1, I'm pretty sure I didn't bring anything on her, I just stated what happened that night, and 2, anyone here see me put her number? I even erased it. I don't have her number. She is off her rocker- even went so far to block me from commenting on Tap's page. I was at Tap no more than an hour ago with a few buddies, had the Expedition stout on tap and wanted to say how amazing it was... But I can't, yet all my friends can comment. Just shoot me, this is too sad and funny at the same time. You wanna say your piece, go on Tap's page and put unblock AJ. Because this is just dumb - she's going to ruin my favorite place real fast.
  6. Lefty1881

    Lefty1881 Initiate (185) Dec 31, 2010 Florida
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    Here's the text she sent me:
    I want to let you know that the reason you were blocked on Facebook is because you slandered a member of our staff on a public forum. While from a business perspective we have every right to block whomever we choose, for whatever reason, I'm making the decision to unblock you because the drama is not worth it. If there is ever another incident with you slandering a member of our staff, you, as well as anyone else would, will be blocked again. It's my call and I want to let you know personally that I'm rising above your pettiness and unblocking you. As a business we value every customer, and I hope this will be a show of solidarity despite your very personal attacks on me as a person. I hope you can let bygones be bygones and honestly I really think that you owe me an apology for attacking me on a personal level on a public forum. But I don't expect it, I'm just letting you know I have the dignity enough to let go of this drama.

    And my reply:
    Dude, you already know the only thing I said about you online was the way you treated me - which was all facts and actual events, with witnesses. That was the last time we spoke. Which your boss and cigar city went out of their way and apologized for on your behalf. So no slander - but I have been made a local celebrity - everyone knows me as The Tap 42 Guy - even at Lokal Burger and Beer in Coral Gables. ( I live no where near there).
    Look, i know you're young- i just want to give you advice. Don't treat people like crap, and then blame it on them and act the victim. It doesn't go over well. You'll see when you're older.
  7. raverjames

    raverjames Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2003 Virginia
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    So she was sending you messages as a representative of the business, but the message was basically her defending herself. If I were that business owner, I would consider having a sit down talk with my employee. It isn't really the businesses concern what she does with her own life, but the minute she starts acting as a representative of the company, it is a big issue. I would send that on to the owner.
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  8. TheFunGuy

    TheFunGuy Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 Virginia

    I quoted your whole post, because I agree strongly, but also wanted to go one further.

    First sentence: I agree. Like a bad sit-com response.

    Second sentence: I would terminate her for the second strike.

    Third sentence: Agree

    Fourth sentence: Agree in strong terms. He needs to know what his marketing person is doing on his time and on his primary marketing space.
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  9. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    I think that she needs to learn what slander means. If she admited she did it, and that's all the negative talk you are posting, it's not slander. Even if you did, I think that's libel. Either way, not a asset to the company, that chick.
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  10. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 California

    Sort of like her post on the first page of this thread where she tried to defend herself using the name of the business in her handle. I don't see myself ever going to ft. Lauderdale, but if I do, I won't be patronizing a place where this person is employed, especially in some sort of management role.
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  11. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Wow and I thought my small town beer barn had drama !!!!
    I stand corrected.
  12. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (342) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Lauren suuuuuucks
  13. HopsJunkiedotcom

    HopsJunkiedotcom Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2010 Florida

    I called her out on the Facebook group "Florida beer" shortly after this and she and her friend just jumped on my back. She responded similarly and I just left it. Frankly, I don't think people who rationalize things like this as "slander" will ever understand.

    My realization as of late is this:

    Keep calm and drink excessively. Also, hoard guns.
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  14. 5YearWinter

    5YearWinter Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Florida

    She posted her own phone number on the same Facebook group just mentioned. It is still there and still visible to anyone that joins the group. So yeah there goes her accusation of that.
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