By Nigel Boys
A father was filmed recently launching into a sexist tirade at a Post Office worker in Los Angeles, telling a female worker that he would put her in her place after claiming that she wasn’t treating him with respect, the Daily Mail reports.
“I gotta put you in your place because you’re a woman and I’m a man,” the unidentified man said. Stunned customers looked on as his six-year-old son, who has obviously heard all this before, hung his head in shame.
Gordon Cooper, another customer in the Post Office in Miracle Mile, pulled out his cell phone to record the embarrassing moment as the child attempted to hide from the camera amidst his father’s wild rant. The young child hid his face in his hat and was seen walking around the post office, obviously uncomfortable and wanting to leave.
“I got a six-year-old standing with me and you need to speak to his father with some respect,” the outraged father says. “I don’t care who you talked with today, you’re going to talk to me with some respect.”
“My son is standing right here. You want some respect you’re going to get some,” the man continues. “I tried to deal with you civilized [sic] but now I’m going to put you in your place because you’re a woman and I’m a man and I’m not going to let you talk to me any kind of way.”
Whether he’s trying to take attention away from his irate father or just too embarrassed to know what else to do, the young boy eventually starts pulling funny faces at the camera, before leaning his head into the small of his parents back.
“You do your Post Office job to the best of your abilities and learn how to talk to people or go get another career,” the angry father continues, apparently oblivious of the embarrassment he is causing his child or not concerned about it.
“’No you wait! I’m a taxpayer in this community and I don’t come here to get this kind of service,” the man continues as another male Post Officer worker attempts to intervene.
“No ‘sir’ nothing, you can’t serve me because she should’ve done it right the first time,” the man says, adding “Call the police, I didn’t do nothing, I didn’t make any threats.”
As the female member of staff starts to walk away from the counter, the man points at her stating, “That lady needs a reality check and some Lipton Ice Tea because that is not acceptable.”
As the young child apparently gives up on trying to get his father’s attention and get him away from the counter, the man launches into another tirade insulting the woman’s intelligence. He boasted that while he is a university graduate, the woman probably has only a high school diploma.
As the boy starts moving toward the exit by himself, his father continues his tirade by telling the other members of staff, “You just keep talking to people. I will make a crusade to come up here and make this my business.”
“See what you’re doing is messing with the wrong people in this community,” the man concludes. “I’m a taxpayer here, trust me, don’t make a crusade you don’t want to start.”
Cooper, the user who uploaded the footage to YouTube, said the Post Office staff did eventually call the police to respond, but the man was long gone by the time they arrived.