This is Framingham firefighter and veteran Andrew Nardini.
Two weeks ago probably a dozen or so people sent me this Facebook post he made, claiming that the Stop & Shop in Hudson discriminated against him.
My bullshit radar immediately went up for a number of reasons.
- Even in these times, I cannot imagine a grocery store in Hudson of all places kicking a guy out for wearing a mask with the flag on it.
- They waited until after he was done buying his food to say something? If it was so offensive why wouldn’t they say something while he was shopping?
- I don’t believe or a second that customers behind him witnessed this and then abandoned their carts in disgrace.
He was in the self check out line. That’s 15 items or less. Who uses a cart for that?
This is the age of COVID where going to the grocery store is a whole Goddamn production. I literally dread the grocery store now. You’re telling me that these people took time in their day to drive down there, go through the screening process of getting into these places, walked up and down one way aisles, filled up their carts with food, and then decided to abandon all of it and go home empty handed in order to show solidarity with a complete stranger whose conversation they were all eavesdropping on? Stop & Shop could spit in this Jesus’ face and I’m still buying my groceries. I’d remind him that I had his back AFTER I left there with the food.
Fake hate crimes work both ways. Mostly they’re from liberals, but when you make victimization cool, and something that people should aspire to attain, people of all political persuasions will do it too. Even guys who fight for their country and run into fires want their 15 minutes. This guy was clearly going for the right wing outrage mob, and he got it.
Thots and shares. People will believe whatever confirms their bias. I told the dozen or so people who sent me this that I was skeptical. Normally I’d be on this guy’s side, but bullshit is still bullshit, and you gotta call out people on your own team when they do something like this.
I suspected it was a lie, and when he took the post down after getting his 15 minutes of pity, I commented on his page.
I felt for the guy at first because he’s a first responder and a veteran, but at this point he’s just a cocksucker and I vowed I wouldn’t forget this.
“Not a lie. Were you there. Oh that’s right you weren’t.”
That phonics abortion was followed by 3 middle finger emojis. And when you do that you’re telling me that you wanna dance with the devil, so let’s dance.
As it turns out I was right.
Andy Nardini has been suspended by the Framingham Fire Department and rightfully so. He intentionally lied about completely innocent people who have worked throughout the pandemic and don’t get paid that much money to do so. His goal was to create an outrage mob that made it even harder for them to do their job, and he succeeded.
Hey Andy, who’s “rite” now?
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