A guy rage-tweets a train company over a ‘man in a dress’, their response absolutely made our day [TWEETS]

Tracy Keeling

A train passenger who complained about a man sitting opposite him wearing a dress was just seriously schooled by the company he alerted to the ‘problem’.

On 4 August, Twitter user Gary J Cocker contacted TransPennine Express (TPE) via the social media platform:

The customer assistance team promptly replied:

The initial tweet, and the cutting response from TPE, didn’t go unnoticed by other Twitter users:

Cocker pleaded innocence, claiming he had merely made a “light comment”. He insisted it was “just a joke”, and seemingly continued to think it was ‘funny’ to refer to respondents as “bender boy” and “belboy”.

But those who bore witness to the event didn’t seem to share his humour. The idea that ridiculing someone because they didn’t sit with this individual’s idea of what was a “guy” was well and truly rejected.

As a lesson in tolerance this is, quite simply, fabulous.

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