Ya know, it’s such a cathartic moment.
Whenever something peeves you, irks you, rubs you the wrong way, you briskly pull out your phone and draft the tweet. The 140-character bombshell that’s going to make the whole world stop right in its tracks and join you in your disapproval. Ok, maybe not, but at least you get the thought out of your system thanks to Twitter.
And for tech cofounder Mike Krupit, Twitter is the ideal channel for those times when customer service goes to hell in a handbasket. But it’s also a space Krupit uses to air grievances on things like the weather at the shore, public transit or The Dairy Lobby (which is apparently a very real thing).
“I spend far less time on Twitter (and am on Facebook more), usually while commuting (hence the perception of a bias against SEPTA),” Krupit told Technical.ly. “I find that it’s best used for my brain farts, knowing that far fewer people will ever see what I share. Personally and professionally, it lets people get to know me a bit more authentically.”
Krupit, the founder of coaching startup Trajectify, has been candid before on somewhat awkward topics like failure. And since he took this article on good spirits, here’s a roundup of our favorite Twitter complaints by Mike Krupit:
The one with The Dairy Lobby
Trader Joe's succumbs to the dairy lobby? It's Almond Milk. pic.twitter.com/sNbbzqM7nc
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) May 10, 2017
The one with the loud coworking space
"Co-working." I get "Co" part but struggle with "working." Why can I hear conversation four offices down? Just want a private, quiet office.
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) April 26, 2017
The one with the kids on the train
Worst part is many students sitting, they should get up. Do I set example and miss getting client work done? Or maybe tell kids to get up? https://t.co/Ikbj3BpRsn
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) May 24, 2017
The one with the SEPTA ticket
Why does SEPTA continue to collect afternoon tickets in the station, not on the train? No one knows where you're going vs. what you've paid.
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) April 7, 2017
The one with the accurate Gotye prediction
Ugh. Daughter just put on Gotye. One hit wonder, I predict. Their music lacks any soul.
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) May 19, 2012
The one with the long rental car agreement
Does anyone ever read the car rental agreements? All I was looking for is the address to return the car. Not there. pic.twitter.com/jexHAgdlwW
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) July 30, 2015
The one with Twitter’s verification process
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) September 28, 2016
(Reporter’s note: cosign.)
The one with the vegan tuna (Toona)
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) September 8, 2016
The one with the Pokemon Go! servers
Was hoping to find Pokemon at the Farmers Market, but it looks like all I'm getting is artisanal fermented veggies. pic.twitter.com/jxaOtHaihW
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) July 16, 2016
The one with Forbes articles
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) December 4, 2015
Bonus: while you may think it’s all complaints, Krupit — an ardent vegan — also delights followers with his vegetable intake. Here are some of our faves:
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) November 1, 2016
Earlier this morning, harvested the sweet potatoes. Better crop than last year. pic.twitter.com/Dml3Xfo2oT
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) September 28, 2015
Bumper crop of tomatoes this year. All varieties doing nicely. Just harvested first momataros. Yum. pic.twitter.com/THdjtFanHQ
— Mike Krupit (@mkrupit) August 9, 2015
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