Monday, March 09, 2009

You Are What You Type

Invariably, cream rises to the top. However, if you've ever made homemade chicken soup -- or even roasted a chicken -- you know that the scum also reaches the top...eventually.

With respect to this particular story, I'm not sure which -- if just one -- of the aforementioned descriptions applies more appropriately.

Enter the tale of Dan Leone, a former west gate chief for the Philadelphia Eagles. Apparently, Mr. Leone was disappointed the Eagles didn't re-sign Brian Dawkins, one of their former players, and indicated such in his Facebook status thusly: "Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver ... Dam Eagles R Retarted!!"

A few days later, he got a call from the Philadelphia Eagles organization and was fired over the phone.

Had it been me who had to make a decision whether to retain Mr. Leone or to dismiss him, I think I probably would have done the same as the Eagles. It's simply not enough that he was -- and likely will remain -- a big Eagles fan. It's not enough that he was an Eagles employee for six years, nor was it enough that he didn't receive the news in person.

But gosh-darn it, if only he'd managed to spell "retarded" correctly, maybe he would have been allowed to keep his job.

What a lame organization.

However, on the other side of the coin, I don't blame the Eagles for firing this dude. Mr. Leone broke the cardinal sin of internet insults: if you can't spell it, don't attempt it, moron.

Here's a personal to whomever fired Mr. Leone: your effin' retarted.

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