Dude Manville owns and runs a skateboard and streetwear company called DJ Skate. His business launched in July of 2018 and already Manville has learned a lot about his demographic audience. One such lesson was not a ton of fun, though.
Any time you market a product to the public you're bound to get hopefuls wanting some free merchandise, but typically... people are pretty relaxed about whether or not they receive something. However, today's kids are becoming more entitled than ever before and for one 8-year-old kid... he really couldn't have handled his expectations worse if he tried. Although, once his parents got invovled I guess it's not hard to see how he ended up being such a giant turd.
You can't blame an 8-year old kid for trying, right?
It devolved quickly into an absolute sh*t fest.
Manville was officially checking out of the conversation at this point.
The kid... well, he did was entitled brats do best: threw a tantrum!
That's when Manville decided to handle things from a completely different approach.
Did Manville send the best of the best? Heck no. What he did was even better:
Can't forget about the sweet hat, right?
The kid, in all his mighty wisdom, managed to look even more like a little turd at this point.
Manville enjoyed playing along.
He even checked in to see if the goods had been delivered, like a good business man! Wink-Wink!
And then the quiet before the storm ended and the kid got his package. His much deserved package. He didn't quite see it that way, though, and went absolutely off the deep end in an e-mail to the company.
Clearly, Manville had a great (and much deserved) chuckle from the e-mail, and politely reminded the kid that he could always purchase the board he wanted at regular price!
The kid's parents stepped in, seemingly too offer peace and a resolution! But by the end of the e-mail, it was clear that everyone involved except for Manville thought the kid still deserved a free skateboard.
Manville responded casually.
The parent let Manville know where he could refresh his memory and added, "he's a good kid." Clearly, an upstanding citizen.
How Manville didn't erupt with laughter is beyond us, but we do appreciate the polite response he offered instead.
It got even better... or worse.
Honestly, I'm not completely convinced a full-grown adult wrote this e-mail.
Manville held on firm to his, "no." Raising a good point, he added that the child's behavior simply could not be rewarded.
Cue the next tantrum in the lengthy exchange between DJ Skate and one child's family:
Manville was unbothered.
Well, it's clear the apple didn't fall far from the tree, if the original messenger wasn't faking being a parent to begin with. Either way, Manville and DJ Skate definitely earned a pat on the back. Manville shared his experience with awe and a heaping dose of humor to Reddit.
You can purchase your own board (or hat) and rub it in this kid's nose by checking out their website DJ Skate.