We're seeing so many stories of people who are feeling free to let their bigot flag fly in the aftermath of the election. Nobody should be treated badly, but I find people who demean service workers particularly offensive, so I'm just going pile on this abusive creep.
CORAL GABLES, FLA. David Sanguesa said he was having a bad day.
But it seems Sanguesa has had many bad days. Wednesday was just the latest. That was the day he was captured on video angrily yelling “Trump!” and “I voted for Trump!” at a barista at a Coral Gables Starbucks when he felt he didn’t get his tall vanilla latte quickly enough because he is white. Then he demanded his money back, calling her “trash” and “garbage.”
Previous bad days: the one in 2008 when he was arrested on a DUI charge. The one a week later when he was again charged with DUI. And the day in 2014 in when he was charged with domestic violence, which was later dropped. And there were all those days, going back years, when he emailed the Miami Herald with rants against Cubans, women, immigrants, gays and lesbians, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Sanguesa, 53, was identified Thursday after the video went viral. He told the Miami Herald he had apologized to Starbucks — then did a quick turnaround threatening to sue the company for discrimination and causing him to lose business.
“I had a bad day. I was wrong for screaming at her. I have since apologized,” Sanguesa said Thursday morning.
Yes, but then he took it back. He said he has a mental illness. He's still an a**h*le. He says he's going to sue Starbucks. Good luck with that. I hope the Barista is enjoying a little schadenfreude.