Deputy Stacy Talbert of the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia posted an emotional two-minute video to her Facebook account about the stress she has been feeling as a police officer while the nation has seen protests in every single state against the racist violence that has lead to the deaths of countless Black men and women. Has she been feeling as though this violence is wrong? Has she been reconsidering her career in state oppression? What is leading to this complete meltdown?
Her Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s took too long:
good morning everyone please watch this, i know it’s heartbreaking to see but it must be seen. lmaooooo jk it’s a dumb white cop crying about their mcmuffin being late have a good day everyone. pic.twitter.com/bFCm4B11HR
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 17, 2020
It seems like the deputy is convinced that people are going to mess with her eggs in retaliation for wearing a badge and carrying a gun into a McDonald’s drive-through.
“I’m waiting and I’m waiting and I’m waiting… and they ask me to pull up because my foods not ready,” she says. “I mean, I hadn’t eaten… in a while so I was kinda hungry, and I’m still waiting and I’m still waiting… and a girl comes out with my coffee and just the coffee.
“So I told her ‘don’t bother with the food because right now I’m too nervous to take it.’ It doesn’t matter how many hours I’ve been up. It doesn’t matter what I’ve done for anyone. Right now I’m too nervous to take a meal from McDonald’s because I can’t see it being made.”
From what I know about McDonald’s, probably none of us want to see anything in there getting made. It will put us off our appetites forever. But Officer Stacy wasn’t done.
“I’ve been in this for 15 years and I have never ever had such anxiety about waiting for McDonald’s drive-thru food,” she concluded. “So just have a heart. If you see an officer, just tell them ‘thank you’ because I don’t hear thank you enough anymore.”
Yeah, no one is gonna thank you for accusing them of being poisoners while crying in a parking lot. Cops like to think they’re tough, but no one in this state should have a weapon and the all-clear to use it. To be clear, this officer was never denied service, never received or ate anything that hurt her in any way, and all her fear of food being tampered with is coming from her head, not from any actions on the part of the employees. She waited an extra six minutes for her McMuffin. Pretty normal!
And maybe that’s the point: Officer Talbert wants to be treated like she’s way better than normal. Instead, she’s just getting mocked on Twitter:
so y’all can sympathize with a woman crying about having to wait for a mcmuffin but can’t sympathize with a woman who was murdered in her sleep???? america, explain. https://t.co/asT9kOFFFg
— baby jae BLM (@altfrknj) June 17, 2020
the mcmuffin cop video cannot be real. my mind cannot accept the premise that someone who has a total breakdown victim moment over the universal experience of a fast food place forgetting & screwing up their order, is also the same person who can kill me cause they were scared
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 17, 2020
The clitoris has more than 8000 nerve endings and it’s still not as sensitive as that cop that cried over a goddamn mcmuffin
— P I X I E☠️✊ (@Izzy_the_Fawkes) June 17, 2020
As hilarious as Cop McMuffin is, the larger trend of cops being paranoid about being poisoned at even fast food drive thrus reveals the extent to which cops view ALL of the public as enemy combatants. This is an attitude only an occupying military force can have.
— Your Friendly Butch Anarchist (@butchanarchy) June 17, 2020
Today a cop whined because it took her too long to get her food. It took 6 minutes and 13 seconds for her to get her tasty mcmuffin.
2 weeks ago George Floyd begged for his life because
a cop was murdering him. It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds before he died.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) June 17, 2020
Karen in law enforcement, who is supposed to have sound judgment and courage, cried because she had to wait 3 minutes for her McMuffin & then became paranoid for no reason and was sad people don’t thank her for not murdering them? They need to make that lil cop test harder.
— roxane gay (@rgay) June 17, 2020
The cop shed more tears over a fucking egg McMuffin taking too long than they’ve ever shed over a single black life they’ve taken.
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) June 17, 2020
the disproportionate volume being given to the mcmuffin cop karen vs the actual goddamn lynchings of FIVE Black Americans the past week around the nation, several of which local PD tried to rule as SUICIDES should be indicative a problem that you all need to address in yourselves
— Leah Williams (@mymonsterischic) June 17, 2020
officer karen cried harder over having to wait four minutes for a mcmuffin than literal children i’ve seen being tear gassed by cops for the crime of standing on a sidewalk. cops are fucking soft. we should bully them harder.
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) June 17, 2020
These tweets are a reaction to a female cop who started crying because her mcmuffin order took a while to get ready pic.twitter.com/wUmQoCQnz3
— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) June 17, 2020