Monday, August 19, 2013

TWEETING WRONGLY


An aspiring young mechanic from the Toronto area has hit a speed bump in his career after he posted a request for marijuana on Twitter. Sadly, the Twitter faux pas caught the attention of Mr. Baheerathan's boss. He's fired now.


The young man, posting under the user name Sunith Baheerathan, was apparently at work on Tuesday when he wrote, "Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20sac chop? Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr. Lube, need a spliff or two to help me last this open to close."
As you can see above, the police were more than excited by the open invitation and replied: "Awesome! Can we come too?"

The police also brought the young man's tweet to the attention of his employer, the auto-maintenance franchise Mr. Lube.

By Tuesday evening, Mr. Lube tweeted, "Thank you to the York Regional Police for your help and great work. The matter has now been handled."


Sunith Baheerathan also tweeted: "Just got the call of termination."

As the story brought attention from media outlets and social-networking peers, the Sunith Baheerathan account and several of its followers on Twitter expressed frustration over what they saw as a trifle that had been blown far out of proportion.

"Never knew weed smokers are more wanted in society than shooters & rapists. Big smh [shake my head] to all of y'all," the aspiring mechanic posted. "All I'm saying is, people take tweets way too serious lol. I'm in [expletive] tears. I just caused a whole controversy over one a tweet."

By this morning, the account's Twitter profile was changed from "aspiring mechanic" to "my tweets are NOT serious by any means."

Then this afternoon, the account was changed from public to private, with only confirmed followers able to see the tweets.