Nebraska Wide Receiver, Brandon Reilly, Stiffed A Waiter For Bashing His Team Then Posted the Check On Twitter
I actually don't have a problem with Brandon Reilly stiffing a waiter for openly trashing his team. As a college athlete he should probably have a thicker skin, but that's not even the point. If you're sitting in a restaurant and a waiter is having an overly opinionated conversation that is loud enough for you to listen then he probably isn't doing his job all that well. Not to mention, if he's bashing Nebraska while unknowingly serving one of their wide receivers then clearly he isn't all that much of a college football aficionado either. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is worse than than an uneducated sports fan.
Hey Trey, maybe want to catch a game or two before you go spewing negativity to anyone that will listen about the local University? I mean, Brandon Reilly isn't exactly the last guy off the bench. He's kind of responsible for the most publicized play of Nebraska's entire season. You should probably know what he looks like without a helmet on if you have enough football knowledge to be discussing Nebraska's deficiencies in detail. Maybe less talky, more servy? Especially when that talky is pretty evidently uninformed. I bet Brandon Reilly was just sitting there watching his cheeseburger get cold in the window while listening to this guy babble on about about the team he devotes countless hours towards. If you're going to be a subpar server than maybe it's best to keep the conversation light and positive when you are focusing on being personable instead of making sure the food comes to the table hot. Awareness is part of the job too, and a lack of it likely just cost you $5.
Some will say that Brandon Reilly could have made his point without posting it on social media. Sure, I suppose he could have. And in about 12 hours when Trey put together the implication from Reilly's note, along with the fairly clear signature on the bottom of the check, he would have been getting crucified for it on Twitter anyway. Get the story out there and tell your side of it before someone else does and you start out on the defensive. That's just 'Public Relations 101'.
P.S. Probably only cost him $3.50. These are college students after all.