“I’m a five foot girl that weights 100 pounds. I’m getting really belligerent right now.”
As of Thursday, online custom retailer Zazzle was selling t-shirts with this exact phrase in men’s or women’s sizes.
Anjali Ramkissoon, second-year neurology resident, acting like the kind of spoiled, entitled brat that we always hear about when the media talks about the horrific decadence of the Millennial generation, but never seem to meet. Now we have.
The Internet is doing a collective SMH as a video starring this exemplary young citizen of humanity tries to steal someone else’s Uber ride, then having a complete meltdown when the driver wisely refuses.
Now, most of us, in this situation, would probably back down, no matter how drunk we were. Getting into a loud, obnoxious confrontation with someone in the middle of a public street isn’t smart, at least for those of us with careers and reputations we’d like to hang onto. But these days, even the threat of public shaming isn’t enough to get some people to behave.
Then she gets in the car, refuses to get out, and when the driver continues to yell at her from the street, starts throwing all his paperwork, scissors, phone and other belongings out the window, creating the equivalent of a ticker-tape parade all over the street.
“I’m attacking you!” she yells at the driver sarcastically as she gets up in his grill.
According to the original YouTube page where the video was posted, it only got wilder after the video cuts out. Observe:
“Eventually the driver gets out and says he’s calling the cops to get her out of the car. After a couple of minutes of the driver pretending to talk to the cops (I’m assuming he was pretending because they never showed up at first), the girl decides to reach into the front seat, grab his keys, and start walking away with his keys in her hands…. That’s where the video starts…”
The police finally showed up after this video ends. The girl was in a taxi cab about to leave when they showed up and had to stand in front of the taxi and tell him to stop. The girl eventually got up from the area where the cops had told her to sit and wait, and tried to walk away from the scene.
Once in handcuffs, she then tried kicking some of the police officers on the scene. It was only when they put her in the police car that she started crying, apologizing, and claiming that she would lose her medical license (she claimed to be a neurologist) if she got arrested.
The Uber driver was too good of a person and decided to take a cash settlement instead of pressing charges. In his words, “…she was crying (and) said (she) was sorry for everything.” It remains unknown how much the driver was paid, but it was reportedly only enough to cover his cellphone bill and perhaps his cable bill.
It just goes to show that if you’re a rich, spoiled lady doctor, all it takes is a few tears and a cute, innocent look–and a wad of cash–to get out of any real responsibility for your actions. As women, we know this; we’ve probably all been guilty of pulling this card a few times. That doesn’t make it right, and it doesn’t mean we should abuse it.
Now we have proof that she was a neurologist, and since this video, her name and photo are whipping their way across the Internet as more and more people get flabbergasted by her outrageous behavior, will anyone want to hire her to operate on their brain?
Well, probably. Good neurosurgeons are hard to find. But how good can she be? How did she get into medical school with an inclination to behave like this?
Um, her parents? The same reason anybody, with few exceptions, achieves anything?
Before we check out of this sordid tale, or if there’s someone out there who’s thinking “eh, so what?” If it was some scruffy-looking male down-and-outer who tried to hijack an Uber, you can bet he’d be sleeping it off in the drunk tank right about now, then pleading his case in front of a judge.
Anjali Ramkissoon is at home wearing a cozy sweater and clutching a mug of tea with both hands (probably). Does that sound right to you?