Above is the Google Glass user in her natural habitat. You may notice a slightly smug expression. A bubble tea in a biodegradable cup. A person possibly smelling her own farts, and greatly enjoying them.
The woman is Sarah Slocum, a San Francisco-based social media consultant. She’s made Bay Area and national news after recently being “attacked” at Molotov’s, a “Lower Haight punk bar,” for wearing Google Glass. The dive bar patrons said she was recording their embarrassing behavior against their will, she says she wasn’t, and hey—how do we have this footage of the bar scene if Slocum wasn’t recording? This is a difficult question.
Anyway, Slocum took to MyNetwork affiliate KRON 4 to talk about what happened at Molotov’s, in a segment that reaches Peak Glasshole when Slocum says she will do good in the world through Google Glass—while a nurse walks behind her, pushing an elderly lady.
Slocum said she was robbed at the bar and has filed a police report; the San Francisco police say they’re unaware of any incident. But this hasn’t stopped her from augmenting her media offensive with writing on her Facebook page: “OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically asaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some wanker Google Glass haters, then some *bleeeeeeeeeep* tore them off my face and ran out with them then and when I ran out after him his *bleeeeeeep* friends stole my purse, cellphone walet and everything.”
And Slocum, in a now-deleted status, also said she was the victim of a hate crime, which was pretty fucking rich: “I lived on Page Street when I was younger and went to first grade there and have grown up in the Bay Area my whole life. And what makes this story special is that no one has experienced a hate crime or been targeted for a hate crime, which is what it was, for wearing Google Glass.”