The following post is from Mashable & goes to show how uh, dumbass some folks can be on social media, but also how the appropriate response can use humour & panache to get the point across.
This should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Don’t ask for a drug dealer to deliver marijuana to your office on Twitter.
A 20-year-old in Canada chose to disregard this advice this week, leading to a a termination from work and a hilarious response from local police.
Sunith Baheerathan, an “aspiring mechanic” living in Vaughn, Ontario, posted this tweet on Tuesday, per The Daily Dot. He later deleted his Twitter account.
Baheerathan then fired off a string of tweets claiming the original tweet was a joke and that people “really gotta stop taking tweets serious lmao.”
The backtracking appears to have come too late, however. The manager at Mr. Lube, where Baheerathan worked — Shivanand Ramsawak — told CBC News on Wednesday that Baheerathan had been relieved of his duties “but would not confirm the reason or any other details.”
The official Mr. Lube account also posted this on Twitter, in response to the York Regional Police’s reply to Baheerathan’s original tweet.
@YRP Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled.
— Mr. Lube (@mrlube) August 14, 2013
While police have not announced any investigation of Baheerathan, this is the latest reminder that some things don’t need to be shared online.