Bar worker receives ‘shocking’ torrent of abuse from manager after handing in her notice at pub
The assistant manager clearly wasn’t happy with her resignation…
A bar worker received a shockingly abusive text message from a fellow member of staff after she handed in her notice.
Kiara Claire, eighteen, had been working at The King’s Ransom pub in Sale since May after being furloughed from her old job.
Last week, however, Kiara landed herself a new job, so she sent the pub’s assistant manager a polite text message informing him that she would be leaving.
She wrote: “The trial shift has gone amazingly today and they want me to start whenever I can. I will be handing in my notice tomorrow when I come in.
“I can’t thank you and the rest of the team more than enough for giving me a job.”
However, this message didn’t sit too well with her manager, known only as John, who swiftly sent back a lengthy reply.
The message read: “Kiara. My love. It’s my wedding day. I don’t give a toss if you’re employed or not.
“And whilst we’re doing this, as you have had the level of disrespect to message me, with this meaningful nonsense. ON MY WEDDING DAY. I would like to give you some home truths.”
He went on to slam Kiara for having ‘no initiative’, called her a ‘vacuous poser’, said that she is ‘too focused on how you look and not what you do’, and slammed her for being a ‘useless employee.’
He added: “You would rather text than do your job. You should be embarrassed about this. But hear my words. Because they will do you a favour. Nobody is interested in YOU.
“Your work ethics are the only thing matter. Focus on the job and stop focusing on yourself. Beauty will fade. Dumb b**** is forever.”
Of course, Kiara couldn’t believe that the text message could be genuine, and even thought it was a joke. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, she explained: “When he messaged me, I thought it was a joke because that’s just my personality, I try not to take things too seriously.
“It was only until the next morning when I reread it that I started to get upset about it because the way it had been set out looked like he was being quite serious about it.”
Kiara admitted that the message was upsetting to read: “I suffer from anxiety and it was quite shocking and upsetting to read. It did make me feel worse, it knocked my confidence.”
She eventually told her mum, Joanne, who swiftly rang the manager to confront him – but he denied having ever sent the message.
Regardless of John insisting that his friends had taken his phone, Kiara’s mum posted screenshots of the message exchange onto social media, where it has since been widely circulated online.
The general manager of The Kings Ransom, known only as Tracy, has since addressed the incident, saying that she is aware and is investigating.
She wrote on Facebook: “As the General Manager of The Kings Ransom, I would like to assure you we take matters like this very serious and the matter is currently being investigated as a matter of urgency.
“I would like to apologise on behalf of The Kings Ransom for any distress caused.”
Dad accidentally buys 60 pairs of reading glasses
‘He thought the packaging was a little excessive’
A dad accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses after misreading an order.
The dad has gone viral on Twitter for his massive order of reading spectacles. He was left baffled as to why the parcel was so full when it arrived at his address on Sunday March 26th, leaving his son in stitches.
Tom Arnold, 61, from Perranporth in Cornwall, thought he’d only ordered one pack to share with his wife — not a whole shop’s worth. Radio and podcast host, Chris Arnold could not stop laughing as he witnessed his dad open the parcel with a bewildered look on his face.
The viral tweet read: “My Dad has accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses off the internet after misreading the quantity of his order.”
Speaking about the mishap, Chris said: “I just found it hilarious, he said he thought the packaging was excessive, then he opened it up and the box was full.
“He seemed confused as to what had happened. We looked at the order and he had ordered 12 packs instead of one, as they were for him and my mum, plus spares. The order came to over £100 but he’s managed to get a refund!”
He described the incident as ‘very funny indeed’, saying it ‘cheered up’ him and his family. As the tweet went viral and accumulated thousands of likes, Specsavers jumped in on the banter as they tweeted: “Do we even need to say it?”
Chris joked in reply: “At this point guys, I don’t think you do. P.S. Are you interested in buying 59 pairs of reading glasses off my dad?”
They hilariously replied: “If you can’t shift them you might want to consider adding an extra 118 eyes to your dad’s face.”
Specsavers tweeted an update on the situation: “The glasses have been safely returned, but Chris’ dad deserves a bit of good luck. How about a free eye test and a brand-new pair of glasses for good measure?
“You really should’ve gone to Specsavers.”
Aldi is selling wearable sleeping bags for ultimate comfort
Suitable for festival season!
Aldi is now selling wearable sleeping bags for ultimate comfort — they even have arm and leg sections.
If you love to go to budget supermarket Aldi and have a wander over to the middle aisle, you’ll know you can find all sorts of handy and unusual things to buy.
Aldi shopper and TikTok user Paris de Jager sharedwith her followers how she picked up a wearable sleeping bag ‘onesie’, that even has leg and arm sections.
The social media user upload a video to her TikTok account @parisdejager showing her modelling the bright pink seasonal must have.
She wrote in a caption: “The sleeping bag one-z you never knew you needed until now.”
She ‘catwalked’ in her home as she showed off her incredible new bag suit by Adventuridge, looking ‘snug as a bug’.
Her video has racked up over 137k likes and many people were amazed at her incredible Aldi find.
Her followers flocked to comment and rave about the hot pink cosy number.
One said: “might just have to purchase for DofE.” Another added: “need for weekends.”
And a third joked: “Glastonbudget.” A fourth chimed in : “My reading outfit sorted.”
Aldi launched a similar wearable sleeping bag last year, and it weren’t long before the cosy suit sold out online.
You can purchase a wearable sleeping bag in time for festival season here.
Grandma, 85, from Greater Manchester chosen as face of new Adidas advert
Well done, Barbara!
A ‘fit as a fiddle’ charity runner, 85, from Greater Manchester has been chosen to be one of the faces of a new Adidas advert.
Barbara Thackray, a grandmother from Altrincham, runs 10k twice a week to keep fit. She has been chosen — alongside the likes of Liverpool footballer, Mo Salah, Qatari hurdler Mariam Farid and Egyptian runner Khadija Hegazy in the new TV and YouTube advert — as one of the faces of to feature in it.
The retired college lecturer took up running eight years ago, aged 77, to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green, Stockport.
She has been raising money for the hospice since her sister died there in the 1990s.
She said she watched the new advert ‘on a little screen’ and it was ‘fine’, adding: “So long as they were prepared to make a significant donation to St Ann’s Hospice, I felt ok about it.”
Ms Thackray has raised over £20,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in just a few short years, having been a champion of the organisation for over 10 years — including during her sister’s illness and eventual passing.
She’s not planning on stopping running any time soon.