I saw this on Twitter:
Ocasio-Cortez claims she went to a nail salon and the woman who was working on her told her "your eyebrows are too big for your face" and told her that she has a "mustache" pic.twitter.com/vGQyjb7AI4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 13, 2019
Two things come to mind.
First: This explains why she is always talking about her money troubles as a bartender.
Second: we desperately need a Hanlon’s Razor for racism.
Hanlon’s razor is an aphorism that states: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
There needs to be a Razor that states: “Never attribute to racism that which is adequately explained by a misunderstanding.”
It was heavily implied here that the woman who was taking care of AOC was commenting on her (AOC’s) brows and moustache because she (AOC) is a Hispanic woman.
Let me tell you what this is. It’s upselling.
That woman probably makes minimum wage plus tips. If she can convince a well known Congresswoman (making $174,000 per year) to get a wax and eyebrow sculpt, she’s increased the size of her tip.
I know this. When I got a suit fitted, the sales guy making commission tried to get me to buy a new shirt, then reminded me that if I bought two, I got one free, and also probably needed a new tie to go with that suit.
I don’t blame him, he was doing his job. Trying to turn a $200 fitting into a $400 sale.
My question is, why didn’t AOC recondense this for what it is?
Didn’t she ever upsell? Try and convince a table to buy a bottle of wine when they just wanted a few glasses or a better bottle of wine than what they wanted? Did she ever make goo-goo eyes at one of those stock brokers after a day of trading and try and sell them on the Johnny Walker Blue Label at $60 a shot?
You can’t go into a Starbucks without them trying to get you on a pastry. You’d think a bartender in New York who claimed to have served Wall Street brokers would know a thing or two about using the cleavage to push the Dom Perignon on the stockbrokers having a celebration with the hope of getting a 20% tip on a $700 bottle.
If she truly doesn’t understand this, no wonder she had money problems.