A couple of years ago, there was a story about a flight attendant who quit his job by grabbing the tannoy, telling the passengers what colossal d*cks they’d been, stealing a six pack of beer out of the plane’s fridge, opening the emergency door and jumping down the slide to freedom.
(This was after the plane had landed, by the way.)
He left his job in a blaze of glory, the likes of which no departing employee has been able to emulate. That is, until now.
One Twitter employee decided to mark their last day at the company by deleting Donald Trump’s account. It was down for 11 whole minutes before anyone noticed, meaning that those who tried to check out the President’s tweets were met with a triumphant, “sorry, that page doesn’t exist.”
So Donald Trump’s twitter account was shut down. Those 11 minutes was like when Andy played the opera on the Shawshank PA system… pic.twitter.com/2S9Y1TiqWr
— Roger Sterling 🍸 (@NYRogerSterling) November 3, 2017
People were very excited:
We’ll all remember where we were during the 10 minutes of peace while Donald Trump’s Twitter account was down.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 2, 2017
For the briefest of moments, Donald Trump’s twitter was deactivated. And there was rejoicing. Then it was reactivated, and we despaired.
— Rob M. | Tokkan (@tokkanram) November 2, 2017
Just gonna say it, the employee at Twitter who shut off Trump’s account for 11 mins could become a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) November 3, 2017
I haven’t been able to think about anything except my love for the ex Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump’s Twitter account for hours.
— Katrina Bleckley (@katrinableckley) November 3, 2017
And obviously there’s been an abundance of jokes:
New Twitter employee mistakenly deactivates Donald Trump’s Twitter account pic.twitter.com/gZ50xWC2bo
— Alex Marr (@Alexmarr98) November 3, 2017
A “rogue” employee deleted Donald Trump’s Twitter. I think we all know who that was… pic.twitter.com/SpI32AqJKZ
— Jake Page (@JakePage17) November 3, 2017
Can someone find out who that twitter employee who deactivated trump’s account was so I can erect a statue of them in my garden
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) November 3, 2017
Twitter employee whose last day at work was spent deleting Trump’s Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/0qqMMCrJN7
— MzFightDiva40 (@MzFightDiva40) November 3, 2017
Twitter have declined to name the (now ex) employee responsible, and have said in a statement that they’re conducting a full internal review.
“Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day. We are conducting a full internal review.”
(It’s not like they can fire them…)
They’ll probably now put into a place a procedure by which only the founding fathers of Twitter have the ability to delete Trump’s account. Sad!
Someone out there is about to put “deleted Donald Trump’s twitter account” on their resume…
— Krysti Wilkinson (@krystiwithakay) November 3, 2017
Not all heroes wear capes.
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