Business Insider- San Francisco Chronicle's Kristen Brown says she was startled to find a startup founder in her office lobby, handing her a vibrator. His "gift" also included K-Y jelly, raw oysters, and tequila. As she stood there, mouth agape, he pitched her his Q&A startup.
Whatever happened to 'it's the thought that counts'? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth? If you don't like a gift you smile and shut the fuck up. That's the social contract. You don't criticize it and make things weird. Ever been in a situation where someone does that? Unbelievably awkward. I have always prescribed to the school of thought that if it is free, it is for me. I can make any gift work. Give me a non-refundable shirt that is two sizes too big? I'll turn it into pajamas or a dishrag. Everything has a use.
Look at this women pretending she is above sex toys, tequila and oysters. In my eyes this was a great gift. Unless you're not a big fan of seafood, this gift basket was a home run. Let's be real. A majority of women can find a use for a vibrator and some Jose Cuervo. I did the studies in college. I can only imagine the percentages have gone up since then. You're not always going to satisfy everybody, no pun intended, but I would imagine this gift basket came pretty damn close.
The only reason this is an issue at all is because it is a male run tech company sending it to a female reporter. It probably wasn't the most socially acceptable gift basket, but I stand by it's rationale. Now we are going to get mad at tech people for not knowing how to act around women? Good Lord, if the tech guys knew how to get laid then the internet wouldn't exist and the rest of us would be virgins. Why don't you try living inside the box that is the computer screen lady?
P.S. Love how this guy was completely flabbergasted that anyone could find this offensive. Totally detached from reality. Total 'sorry I'm not sorry' attitude.