This is Rick Pessin from Raynham.
He’s an up and coming Greg Bates of the South Shore. If you don’t remember Master Bates, click here to read the 7 part series we did on Beverly’s favorite glutton monkey deadbeat Dad who weaponized a Facebook group to extort money out of local restaurants so that he can eat for free for eternity.
Rick runs the Hockomock Swamp Supper Club and Desserts Emporium, a group closing in on 30,000 members that lets people share pictures and links to their favorite restaurants. And since it’s so popular Tricky Ricky decided to take a page out of the Great Bates handbook.
Oh fuck off you self important queef mongerer.
Newsflash – you’re not special because you started a Facebook group. You have no power, no authority, and are in no position to make demands from restaurant owners that they give your followers discounts. “We” don’t give anyone business. “We” don’t spread the word about restaurants. You just provide a neutral platform where people can come together and talk about food. The restaurants owe you absolutely NOTHING because people liked their food enough to talk about it with other foodies.
“It is THE time restaurants in our region show the 27K members of this group some love.”
Ya know who used to constantly throw around the number of people in his group in order to strong arm restaurants into giving him special deals?
Someone. I just can’t remember who.
“Every mention in our group means business.”
No it doesn’t. You’re not that special. You’re a Facebook group, not an advertising agency.
I’m not saying that Rick Pessin is a human waste pile secretly forcing local businesses to give him gift cards in order to avoid being badmouthed on his page and hide revenue from the IRS so he can avoid having his wages garnished for overdue child support. But there’s something about these self-important randos demanding that small businesses struggling to make ends meet stop what they’re doing and kiss the ring because they made a Facebook group with a bunch of people in it that just rubs me the wrong way.
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