We live in a world where people are constantly judged for their appearances. This is especially true when it comes to the retail industry. People who wear designer clothes are much less likely to buy from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. It’s just a fact of life.
A good example of this is celebrities. When they want to be inconspicuous, they will dress down to look more like us Average Joes.
Ultimately, a person’s appearance is not a reflection of their worth as an individual, and, while it can be a reflection of their wealth, that’s not necessarily always the case, something which 23-year-old YouTube billionaire Coby Persin recently proved.
To shed light on how prejudiced people can be about appearances, he dressed like a homeless man. In a now viral video, he attempted to get a table at a restaurant and was immediately refused because of what he looked like.
“Hey, how are you? I wanna get a table for me and my friend Ronaldo,” Coby said, as he approached a waiter at the restaurant.
“I’m sorry. We’re not going to be able to do it, sir,” the waiter immediately replied. “This place is a little too expensive for you.”
“I have money,” the YouTube star said after the waiter refuses to show him a menu. “I have a lot of money.”
Unwilling to believe him based on his appearance, the waiter said, “Can you please get away. Go eat at McDonald’s.”
Check out the shocking exchange for yourself below:
Coby then took out his cellphone and called his friend, Ronaldo. While making the call, the waiter repeatedly asked him to leave the property.
Ronaldo then pulled up to the restaurant in a Rolls Royce which had a suitcase full of cash in its trunk. Coby then asked for the suitcase and showed it to the waiter, proving that he does, indeed, have a lot of money.
“What’s crazy is the way you judged people just by their appearance,” Coby said. “I might buy this spot just so I can fire you – you’re lucky”
While many commenters are arguing if the video was staged or not, it’s hard to deny that it makes an important point about how we judge other people.