I've written about Rick before a couple of times right after the presidential election. This will be the first time I give him a name, and I hope also the last time I feel that I have to write about him. In my job with the public you also have to watch what you say.
In recap, Rick came in to our store right after the election and said soon we were going to "get our rightful president back." He gave the info and swore it was true coz he is ex-military and his son is military right now. Rick gave a date for Trump's return but he had to change it on a second visit. Our employees were quiet, but I said I disagreed with him fully. I could not discuss it, and my boss at the time does not want people discussing it, but I fully disagree. Since those visits we have a new boss.
Rick came in 2 days ago and asked me if I had figured out who my president was yet. I told him I thought so, and there was no question of it. I followed up by saying I studied American government in school and I know the secession of offices if certain leaders are absent. I also said that "presidential reinstatement" is not even in the Constitution, let alone a part of this. It simply is not happening.
This was when Rick claimed what he is really talking about is how Trump is our 19th president because of some happening in the 1870's when Congress did away with our government as we know it, and Trump is coming back soon as leader of a new and stronger Republic. At this point I simply had had it, and said the following almost word for word as our employees and others inside the store listened on.
"Rick, I do not care about it, do not want to hear about it, or know about it. Please stop. This is all plain f@@king QAnon bullshit. You know it and I know it. Almost every thinking person knows it, so why would I even discuss it? Do not ever talk to me about this bullshit again." Rick left the store angry claiming I would see someday for a fact and he also claimed I said he was full of shit.
I was afraid for the language I had used but came to work the next day hearing my new boss tell it all to my dispatcher who had left early. The new boss says he is afraid he is going to have to have a talk with Rick. The new boss heard it all that day.