Although awkward conversations may seem difficult, they can be good opportunities to practice making small talk and handling conflict—especially if you live with social anxiety disorder. You can learn to cope with awkward conversations by planning ahead, brushing up on your social skills, and knowing when to use a bit of humor. One store employee was caught in a very awkward.
Earlier this week, woman walked into store with her face smeared in dark makeup. The woman, later identified as Ersila, was captured on video which was obtained by TMZ. In the video, the woman can be heard saying to an employee who confronted her about the offensive face paint: “Lester Holt did ‘whiteface’ and nobody said s–t.” I don’t shop at Target, BUT, I do love terr0rizing the workers and shoppers there…’
Per reports, journalist Holt, who is black, reportedly dressed up as British singer Susan Boyle for an episode of the ‘Today’ show over 10 years ago. The woman also demanded to see the store’s Pride section, only to become frustrated when startled workers told her that Pride Month ended in June. ‘Oh, I thought they were celebrating this and they took our flag forever, no?’ Ersila retorted, presumably referring to LGBTQIA+ Pride’s signature rainbow flag. She then claimed the LGBT community had taken over the American flag forever before walking out. ‘I don’t shop at Target,’ she grumbled as she strutted out of the store.
Ersila then asked the person recording to post the video on her Facebook page and claimed her friends ‘love it’ before the clip ended. Later that day, Ersila posted a selfie video from a local Starbucks, where she was still in blackface and had Donald Trump campaign stickers on her Mickey Mouse shirt. ‘Hey Facebook, I’m looking for a job today,’ she says. ‘I am at Starbucks, I never treat myself to Starbucks since the post office got rid of me. ‘I barely treated myself to Starbucks when I was working there, I couldn’t afford it.’ ‘Got rid of because…???’ ‘Trump is coming … I’m showing my t–ies,’ our collective hero joked, leaning back to show off the two stickers.