Last week I talked about South Carolina being progressive and I knew it would be a hot minute before we took a step back in the Dark Ages of idiocy and hate. And here we are …
Ken Shupe owns Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, and one day he received a call from someone who was stranded and needed her car towed. And because Ken Shupe, like most of us, works because he needs to money to live, he jumped in his tow truck and sped off to help this woman.
Trouble was, when he arrived on the scene he discovered the woman had a bumpersticker on her car … a Bernie Sanders bumpersticker … and so he left her stranded because … wait for it, it’s good … God:
“Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and He just said get in the truck and leave. And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”
And with that Ken Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, left Cassy McWade sitting beside the road in her disabled car. Oh, and lest I forget, Cassie McWade is disabled herself; she suffers from psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and early-stage Crohns. She is legally disabled, and, when Ken Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, came upon her there was a handicapped placard hanging on her mirror.
But hey, Ken Shupe heard God’s voice say leave the disabled woman because she’s a Bernie supporter and go home because that’s how God rolls in Ken Shupe’s world. Except maybe God spoke to him again, because now Ken Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, is now saying he left this woman stranded because it was about business and not politics.
Wait. What? Didn't you say God say walk away because of a Bernie sticker? What happened to God, Ken Shupe? I thought you said God told you not to help Cassy McWade, and now you’re saying it’s business?
Yes, Ken Shupe says he’s tried to help other Bernie Sanders supporters before, but they caused problems over paying the bill. So, in Ken Shupe's ignorant addled brain — the one filled with voices he assumes are God … or Donald Trump — Sanders supporters don’t pay their bills. Perhaps he should tell that to the tow truck driver who did show up to help Cassie McWade because she paid him for helping her, for doing his job.
“I personally don’t believe that you have to agree on anything — just to be kind to one another. I was like, what did I do to you?” — Cassie McWade
But, Ken Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, disagrees and says he’s happy as can be that he left a disabled woman stranded on the side of the road:
“I stand by my decision, and I would do it again today if the opportunity presented itself.”
So, you own a business to help stranded motorists but then you decide not to help stranded motorists, first, because you say God came into you and spoke to you and told you to refuse to help; then you say it was business because some other schmuck stiffed you on a bill and you think Cassie McWade would do the same thing?
Oh, Ken Shupe, of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, it wasn’t God you heard in your head that day; it was a little something I’d call mental illness. And if that’s how you do your job, I hope more and more people hear about what you’ve done and run you out of business.
Bless your heart.