Ah, Facebook, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Each day, it becomes more and more of a cesspool of complaints as people who have a problem with a restaurant vomit out their feelings on various Facebook pages. I look at it as my duty to point out these injustices and leap to the defense of a restaurant falsely cast into a negative light.
What we have here today is a clear case of “he said/she said” and I love it. A bar called Copperstill Bourbon Bar (here is their Facebook page) in Neenah, Wisconsin was recently reviewed on Facebook by a woman named Michelle Doule who claims to work for the state health department. She says that the bar is “sub-par as far as cleanliness” and goes on to claim that she witnessed an employee leave the the restroom without washing his hands and then proceed to make a pizza. It appears that Michelle was not there as a state worker, but just a regular person wanting a drink and she felt a responsibility to address the situation on Facebook rather than go through a formal inspection.
Now enter the owner of the bar who wants to defend its reputation and respond to the review. (This is where it gets good.) The bar says that the review is a complete fabrication and the only reason Michelle wrote the review was retaliation because she was kicked out the night before for reaching over the bar and pouring herself another glass of bourbon. The bar also says that they are shocked by her behavior; first that she would illegally pour herself another drink and secondly that she would publicly denounce the cleanliness of their establishment which would be a clear violation of a health inspector’s responsibility. They are threatening legal action against Michelle and the health department.
This, if Michelle actually works for the state health department, because at least one person claims she really works at Kohl’s.
Who’s right and who’s wrong? Who cares, really because this has Internet drama written all over it. I have again decided to leave Michelle’s full name visible since she posted her review on a public page and she obviously believes it is her right and responsibility to share her opinion. I want to help her share her opinion because I am a giver. Copperstill has asked her to remove the egregious review but she has refused to do so. Maybe me writing about her will give her the incentive to do the right thing and take her ass back to Kohl’s to sell some marked down pantsuits.
Good luck, Copperstill. I believe you and I bet that everyone who reads this blog post will too. If she does work for the state health department, then I’m sure her superiors would want to know how she is abusing her power. If she doesn’t work for the state health department, then I bet she will come to her senses as soon as we share the fuck out of this blog post.
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