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Why I Don’t Feel Sorry For The Google Glass ‘Victim’

A lady named Sarah in San Francisco claims she was attacked for wearing her Google Glass at a bar and was verbally and physically assaulted. Sounds awful, right? Wait til you read the facts, though.

Here’s the lowdown, courtesy of the LA Times:

Slocum said she was bar hopping with friends when they ended up at the bar in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. She was showing one curious bar patron Google Glass when two women started shielding their faces and rolling their eyes, she said. One of the women made an obscene gesture, Slocum said.

Feeling threatened, she said she told them she was going to record with Google Glass.

BACK. IT. UP.

HOLD. UP.

Let me get this straight. So when two women protested about your Google Glass, instead of just taking Glass off, assuring them you wouldn’t record, and/or moving to another area of the bar… this woman said… wait for it… ‘Oh, now I’m gonna record.’

Where I come from, you can’t be surprised if an ass-whoppin’ follows that kind of “I do what I want!” delinquent-kid-on-Montel-Williams-Show-in-need-of-discipline-bootcamp attitude. She is probably fortunate she escaped without one.

And, she “felt threatened”? Because someone flipped her the bird?

She also writes: “After being verbally accosted and flicked off by the Asian looking girl, I turned on the video, and after I told them I was doing so they got pissed off and came after me. Unfortunately, I had not extended the video so it cuts out after 10 seconds.”

P.S. “Asian looking girl”? You couldn’t just say “the brunette” or “the lady with bangs”? Click here for Gawker’s write-up, which includes the video.

Also: Can we stop using the term “physically assaulted” to include any physical contact, including, e.g., merely having a towel thrown at you or glasses knocked off? Stop it. Just stop it.

She even calls it a Google-Glass “hate crime.” Yes, “hate crime.” Girl, please.

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Are folks in San Francisco this self-absorbed and smug, lacking any self-awareness? Or is it confined to Google-Glass wearers in San Francisco? I don’t know but this isn’t good PR for Google. Sergei, revoke her sample Glass, STAT!

For my March 2013 Daily Caller article regarding my privacy concerns about Google Glass, click here.

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