A black family fired an independent contractor they had hired for a job after he drove to their home with a giant Confederate flag affixed to his truck.
Allison and Zeke Brown of Atlanta, Georgia hire
d the man, whose name is Michael, to replace the brakes on their golf cart. When he arrived at their home on Saturday, an enormous rebel flag was attached to his truck.
“Hi, you know what, I do apologize, I know you’ve come from a very long way, but we’re going to use someone else,” Allison, 40, a radiation therapist, tells Michael, as captured in a video on her Ring app.
“She’s upset with the flag,” explains Zeke, 48.
“No, I’m beyond upset with the flag,” corrects Allison.
Michael offers to remove the flag, but Allison says, “No, you don’t need to take it down. You can continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. But no, I cannot pay you for your services. Thank you, have a good day.”
It sounds like the couple handled the situation in a mature and calm as well as respectful way towards the contractor. This is the calm and reasonable way that disputes should be handled. Though I myself would recommend that the given contractor rethink having such a flag on the given vehicle chosen for his line of work, as he might alienate potential customers and cause harm to his bottom line.