Prospective Law Student Posts Vile Video Attacking Dunkin’ Donuts Employees

receipt12n-2-webabid2Taylor Chapman, 27, has been preparing for law school after graduating from Nova Southeastern University. That may not be the most promising career choice after Chapman posted a video (below) that has now gone viral showing her abusing workers at a Dunkin’ Donuts as she taunts them with racist and unhinged insults. Few law schools would welcome an application from such a person and even fewer bars would welcome such a person as a bar member. [Warning: both the video and the transcript below contains racist and profane language]

Chapman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing and has been preparing for law school applications. She took a detail however to the local Dunkin’ Donuts where she recorded herself abusing the workers over what she viewed as some type of oral contract for a free drink or meal. She is shown on video explaining “This girl was so f**king rude to me and said ‘OK well you can get your order free next time,’ So you know what I told her, I said ‘I want the whole fucking menu b**ch, twice.’” She then adds the legal point that “[a] guarantee is a guarantee and I’ve already called my lawyer and he is already on it.” She then descends into racist and profane insults, calling the woman who attended her “a complete cunt sand ni**er whore.”

She then proclaims that she will make this all public saying “Well, guess what? This shit’s about to go live, bitch. Right on Facebook . . . Cause I already posted what your dumb ass did last night. So I hope you’re happy with your little fucking sand ni**er self. Cause I’m about to nuke your whole fucking planet from Mars. You think ya’ll are tough big fat Arabs bombin’ the Trade Center? I’ll show you tough.”

It seems clear that there may be serious mental issues involved in this disgraceful scene. However, it raises an interesting issue. In my view, a law school should deny her application on this video alone as someone who is facially unsuited to serve as an attorney. This is not a free speech question. I am not questioning her right to use such language, but she is attacking individuals (who by the way show remarkable patience and restraint in the face of this tirade) in an unbalanced and abusive encounter. Even when a fellow customer objects to being recorded, she says “It’s your issue. I’ve got my own issues.”

Yes, Ms. Chapman, you have serious, serious issues.

51 thoughts on “Prospective Law Student Posts Vile Video Attacking Dunkin’ Donuts Employees”

  1. “You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.”

    Frank, please be aware that there is a world out here that is trying to explain to people who delusionally think they have a god to answer to, that they are obviously mistaken.

    Accepting someone’s refusal to keep their agreements (or social contracts) with no accountability on their part gains nothing for anyone, especially the perp. Christianity is based on scapegoating accountability for wrongdoing onto a mythical zombie who “died for their sins”. Until humans come to the realization that they are responsible for ALL their actions, and that there are no magic ‘trump cards”, Christians especially will just continue to do stuff like this ignorant nasty woman did.

    I wasn’t working at Dunkin Donuts, and I’M offended! To suggest that Taylor Chapman’s offense against civility might be my problem between ME and your god is additionally offensive.

  2. frankm, With all the negativity here I implore you to visit more often.

  3. Frank,

    The Wolf parable is one of my favorites and oh so very appropriate for this young woman to take to heart. The garbage truck I liked as well and am likely to reuse that in the future. Good to see you posting too. I hope all is well with you and yours.

  4. Sad truth is, many employers and law schools do not care at all if someone has ethics or morals.They like to hire aggressive jerks. If this woman is indeed a law student, the law school is probably cheering her on.

  5. My son-in-law, a police officer with some experience in this area, suggests that the simplest explanation for the utter stupidity of this young woman’s behavior is that she is high.

  6. Frank,

    Truly I am thankful for thr pearls of wisdom you have shared with us today…. Thank you…

  7. Mother Teresa

    People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.

  8. TWO WOLVES….Cherokee parable

    “An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice,”Let me tell you a story: I have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”

    He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
    But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”

    The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”

    The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.” ”

    ~ cherokee parable

  9. I just discovered the sad emoticon is the same as the smiley emoticon.
    hmmmm must be some existential word press thingy.

  10. Great story Frank. Somewhere in my life I began to realize I was responsible for my garbage. One of the most freeing and fulfilling benefits of working hard on myself and my garbage….. I realized I was not responsible for other peoples garbage…. I will be sharing this story.

    PS, just like the garbage men (persons) I have to work on it every day.
    …… being human I do take some days off, :o(….. then I have to work harder the next day! :o)

  11. Wow. You know, life is really too short for all this. Perhaps this little story will assist us in an understanding of life and it’s meaning:

    One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were
    driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a
    parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his
    brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches. The driver of
    the other car whipped his head around, started yelling at us, and
    flipped us the bird. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
    And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do
    that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital.”
    This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the
    Garbage Truck.’

    He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.
    They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and
    full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to
    dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally.
    Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage
    and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The
    bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take
    over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.

    Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.
    Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.

    Have a garbage-free day!!!

  12. She reveals the core of her personality in this video, and seems unaware of her impression on others given how she talked to the other customer, let alone that she thought this video made the store look bad rather than herself. Moreover, she appears to engage in “concrete, all or nothing thinking,” demonstrating a lack of the intellectual agility and flexibility I would think necessary for success at law school. I am not a lawyer, but I’ve verbally parried with many law students and lawyers and am always impressed with how they can argue multiple sides of even simple issues — I’m guessing this gal could not do that.

  13. Betty:

    “Don’t sweat the small stuff”

    Very true. It is small stuff (or stupid stuff) that seems to often blow up and get out of hand. It is usually better to just not let it become that way. Probably most of the issues that later are mentioned on this blog are of that nature.

  14. Attorney Chapman: Did you or did you not do that?

    Witness: (Silence)

    Attorney Chapman: Your Honor, make the #&%!@ witness answer the question!

    The Court: The Witness will answer the question.

    Witness: Yes.

    Attorney Chapman: Now that wasn’t so @#&%^!$ hard, was it? Opposing counsel, your @)*$% witness…

  15. She needs to give some serious thought to the effect her language has on how she is perceived. Also her sense of entitlement is really off-putting. I’d hate to see her in a position with ANY power. All this over the lack of a receipt? How about “don’t sweat the small stuff”.

  16. To say that she is “facially” unqualified is spot on. Just look at the face in the photo.

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