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The Social Media Person for Red Hen in D.C. Is Today's Patient, Good-Natured Hero

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | June 25, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | June 25, 2018 |


All right, we all know the deal about Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. But did you know that there were other Red Hen restaurants and they’re neither a franchise, nor in any way affiliated with each other? They just happen to have the same name. It’s a weirdly popular name for a restaurant, in fact. There’s a Red Hen in Connecticut, for instance, and if you go to their webpage right now, you get hit with this message:

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There’s also a Red Hen restaurant in D.C. It has no affiliation to the one that Sarah Huckabee Sanders visited. However, you’d be hard-pressed to convince others of that, as the social media manager for the D.C. establishment has hilariously been attempting to do since Saturday.

Saying that their restaurant was unaffiliated wasn’t enough. People on Twitter demanded that the DC restaurant — which again, has nothing to do with the Virginia establishment — take a stand.

But the D.C. Red Hen is prohibited from taking a stand based on politics.

So, that should be the end of that, right?

God no. Have you met people? Do you know how dumb people are? The poor social media manager has been running around in goddamn circles for the last two days. Let’s take a quick peek at the dumb with which she has had to deal.

A whole lot of people needed to have the term “unaffiliated” explained to them.

Reading comprehension is not a skill that everyone has.

After tweeting the same messages to about 40 people, the social media person tried a different approach.

By now, this guy speaks for all of us.

Oh look: I know this guy!

The social media person is now losing her head.

To be sure, they’re dumb on both sides of the political spectrum.

This guy finally thinks he’s nailed Red Hen! “Here’s the proof!”

This, however, is my favorite response:

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.