Aug 25, 2009

Creepy Pervert Fired For Sexual Harassment. Blames Seinfeld.

image from Entertainment Weekly

According to the Des Moines Register, a man, let's call him Newman, working for the Brain Injury Association of Iowa was fired from his place of employment for sexual harassment, for 'merely playing off a joke from Seinfeld that everyone else was using as well'. To be specific, it was the old "saying 'You are so good looking!' in an atheistic response to a sneeze" gag. But the woman, let's call her Elaine, did not take kindly to this. So if everyone was alluding to Seinfeld in a trendy joke fad, why was Newman singled out?

It was because the firing had nothing to do with the Seinfeld joke. It was the subsequent series of emails going on in excess that Elaine was good looking. So I think everyone could see how this would be a little uncomfortable, and maybe understand why Elaine complained to management, which from here-on will be known as Jerry, who then warned Newman. Maybe even seems like a simple misunderstanding with Newman actually believing Elaine had an interest in him. But the story doesn't end there.

Newman's response "Alright, I can take a little Jerry if it gets me a whole lot of Elaine." Newman ignored Jerry's warning, and the fact that he made a fool out of himself, by giving the stereotypical creepy guy-unwanted hallway shoulder massage. Jerry warns Newman again that he's being a creep, and I may be reading between the lines here, but things may have sunk in for Newman, so he 'confronts' Elaine in a work related event. And when Newman gets fired, he cries 'Seinfeld!'.

This is worse than blaming violent media for real life vicious assaults and murders. And if I was in the woman's shoes, and that ogre pulled that with me,

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