Emmanuel Cafferty received a pink slip after a confusing encounter with another driver. While on the clock for San Diego G&E, Cafferty had his hand hanging casually out his window. At a traffic light, another driver became enraged and began to honk and shout expletives at Cafferty.
After a brief exchange over a couple of lights, Cafferty mimicked an “A-OK” hand gesture in hopes of placating the enraged road warrior. Apparently, though, that further triggered this Ken who reported the incident to Cafferty’s supervisor.
The result? Cafferty’s supervisor immediately suspended Cafferty without pay. And eventually he lost his job completely. “It was the first time in my life where I wasn’t living check to check,” Emmanuel told an Atlanta reporter.
One responsible employee/person of color, one triggered Ken with a Twitter account and one scared utility company afraid of being labeled “racist.” And the hypocrisy within cancel culture is exposed.