One Indiana hairdresser has quickly become one of the new year’s most despised individuals after an absolutely heartless Facebook rant. Holly Jones of Indianapolis’ Serenity Salon witnessed a nearby patron of Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill suffering from cardiac arrest and subsequently receiving treatment from paramedics. Instead of sympathizing, Jones apparently believed someone was suffering a drug overdose, and she was incredulous that the establishment’s staff rushed to her aid.
Worse yet, she seems to have posted all about it in an epically tasteless Facebook rant (though Jones improbably claims hackers were responsible for the post).
“I will never go back to this location for New Year’s Eve!!!” the post reads. “After the way we were treated when we spent $700+ and having our meal ruined by watching a dead person being wheeled out from an overdose my night has been ruined!!!”
As it turns out, the heart attack victim was successfully treated and is expected to survive despite remaining in the critical care ICU at IU Methodist Hospital, according to the Daily Mail. But why let a few life-and-death details get in the way of Jones’ unbelievable tirade?
“The manager also told us someone dying was more important then (sic) us being there making us feel like our business didn’t matter,” the post continued, “But I guess allowing a Junkie in the building to overdose on your property is more important then (sic) paying customers who are spending a lot of money!!”
It remains unclear why Jones believed the 57-year-old woman was suffering from a drug overdose.
Kilroy’s manager Chris Burton responded to Jones’ outburst and has garnered international support.
“We love feedback, whether it be positive or negative,” Burton wrote. “I especially like feedback like this so others can see the disgusting people that we have to deal with sometimes.”
After filling Jones in on what had actually taken place, he concluded by supporting her decision to avoid his restaurant in the future.
“But honestly, I’m glad to hear you won’t be coming back to Kilroy’s because we wouldn’t want anyone as cold hearted and nasty as you returning,” he added. “I appreciate anyone who chooses to spend their money at Kilroy’s until they act like you. You can take your money anywhere else after that, and I won’t lose a second of sleep over it. Happy New Year!”
Jones has at least temporarily deleted her Facebook profile and reportedly complained directly to Burton, maintaining the conspiratorial claim that someone else took the time to hijack her account and post the rant in her stead. She has, however, apparently conceded that she was put off by that evening’s events, requesting an apology from the bar on account of the fact that she was dining with firefighters and veterans—and thereby deserving of more respect.
According to Burton, though, someone in Jones’ party actually called Kilroy’s to apologize for behavior. Someone with Jones had also quietly given the staff an additional tip to make amends.
For its part, Serenity Salon has given $500 to a GoFundMe page supporting the woman’s medical treatment, and it posted a Facebook statement of its own in response to growing criticism.
“Serenity Salon is aware of the most recent negative publicity surrounding one of our Booth Rent Stylists,” the statement reads, via the Daily Mail. “The posting to Kilroy’s Facebook page, allegedly by one of our Booth Rent Stylists, in no way represents the views of Serenity Salon or any of our staff. We are saddened by the events that took place that evening and will continue to pray for the woman who suffered a heart attack at this establishment on New Year’s Eve. This was not a company event and no other persons from Serenity Salon were present.”
If Jones is indeed responsible for the Facebook post, she is almost certainly in dire need of some rather serious New Year’s resolutions.