Sonic Employee Berated By Trans Activist

Sonic Employee Berated By Trans Activist

Sonic Employee Berated By Trans Activist

Normally you think of Sonic Drive-Ins as places to get cheap burgers and those delicious cherry limeades. But in Houston, TX, a trans activist saw a local restaurant as a hunting ground for transphobic bigots. And internet clicks, of course.

This person, who goes by the name “Eden Torres,” claimed that he/she/whatever experienced transphobic discrimination after employees dared to address he/she/whatever by “sir.”

Now typically the word “sir” is an address of respect for a customer. But not to “Eden Torres” — oh, no, no! Whipping out the trusty cell phone, Torres filmed the discomfort of the poor manager trying to explain why his employee would have used that nasty word on a man who demands that everyone see him as female.

Turns out the employee saw a name on the credit card that was definitely not feminine. But Torres said that was a “dead name,” as if the poor employee or manager would even know what that is.

“Is the name on the credit card a feminine name?”


“Exactly! Then they’re not discriminating against you.”

The manager continued trying to diffuse the situation.

“What are you? So I can call you sir or ma’am.”

“What would you assume looking at me?”

“I assume that you’re a man.”

Torres also asked the Sonic manager what made him think that he was a man.

Oh, I dunno. The heavy jawline, the Adam’s apple, the shoulders, the faint beard under the makeup . . . .

sonic manager/trans activist


I know you’d like to see how this really went down, so here you go. Imagine being that poor Sonic manager, trying to understand just what it is this angry person wants.

“Aggressively transphobic?” On what planet? This poor guy was instead trying to please his customer.

But Torres wasn’t done — not by a long shot.

“Eden Torres,” however is thrilled at all the attention, but also pissed off at Sonic for not addressing the dire situation in a timely enough manner:

“1.1 million views and countless trans people commenting confirming this is discrimination and transphobia and NOT ONE WORD from @sonicdrivein. All I want is them to hire a trans led org to train every single employee on how to properly affirm us.”

Sonic, of course, folded like a cheap corporate suit, similar to others who fall for trans activists extortion schemes, and promised to do better:

“Eden, we have a strict anti-discrimination policy and take this very seriously. We launched an immediate investigation into the incident, and we have reached out to you via TikTok to gather more information needed to complete the investigation. Please feel free to DM us here.”

One person who will not give in to demands of radical activists like Eden Torres is Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. He took a stand against transgender antics in 2016, which he called “playing a game” in which there are no rules.

So that poor Sonic manager in Houston found himself caught up in a game of Transgender Calvinball, in which an activist made up rules which the manager was supposed to understand. And if he didn’t, he was “trans phobic.”

But isn’t that the goal, however? Get people fired, make corporations bend the knee, and force the rest of us to live in fear of offending trans activist tyrants who proselytize their despotic religion.


Featured image: Libs of TikTok/screenshot/twitter/cropped.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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  • Toni Williams says:

    Thanks for writing this Kim. I just let Sonic know my thoughts. I am steaming.


  • Robin H says:

    Oh man! I once got mail addressed to Mr. Robin H. I should have screamed and carried on and gotten some free attention! Oh, wait, I’m a normal human that can take these minor “microaggressions” and continue on with my life. If reactions like this don’t tell you that this is all mental illness, nothing will.

  • Hannah J says:

    So in your article you also choose to be disrespectful about her gender identity by referring to her as ‘he/she/whatever’? As a former manager of a fast food drive-thru, I can tell you that this manager handled this situation poorly. He should have 1) Listened carefully to the problem and recognised how upset she was. 2) De-escalated the situation 3) Resolved the problem. Perhaps Sonic are poor in their managerial and staff training program and this should be addressed.

    Eden was quite clear about what had upset her and at no point did the manager show any genuine understanding. Personally, had this happened at my store, I’d have apologised for the behaviour of my staff and promised to address it with them. There is nothing wrong with making a mistake, but there should be a willingness to improve and to make sure all of your customers have a positive experience at your store (no matter what their complaint – all customer feedback is valid feedback).

    This woman was having a positive experience at this store until they saw a masculine name on her credit card…then they purposely made a big deal out of calling her ‘sir’. Something very upsetting for someone who is finally being brave enough to transition after years of feeling trapped in the wrong body. Misgendering someone on purpose to make them feel bad is a horrible thing to do to someone. We all deserve to feel comfortable and safe in our everyday life and should be able to be who we want to be without judgement or harm. Your ‘article’ reads like you have a real problem with transgender people. If that’s the case, can I ask why? How does someone else’s gender identity affect you personally?

    • SFC D says:

      This is satire, right?

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      So in your article you also choose to be disrespectful about her gender identity by referring to her as ‘he/she/whatever’?

      I was disrespectful because this person acted like an asshole.

      . . .then they purposely made a big deal out of calling her ‘sir’.

      How do you know? Were you there? Got the receipts?

      Your ‘article’ reads like you have a real problem with transgender people. If that’s the case, can I ask why?

      You know nothing about me. As a matter of fact, there is a person in our family who is afflicted with gender dysphoria. When this person came out, no one in our immediate or extended family ridiculed this person. This person also has friends and acquaintances who accept them. Why? Because this person doesn’t make a big deal out of it. If this person gets mistaken for the opposite sex, they just move on. They don’t whip out their cell phone to film the “offender” in order to humiliate and threaten their livelihood.

      By the way, the manager of the Sonic had a Spanish accent. I have a Hispanic son-in-law, whom we dearly love. So perhaps you have problems with Hispanic people. If that’s the case, can I ask why?

    • Cameron says:

      Simmer down, Karen. Nobody cares.

    • Fred Carpenter says:

      Abraham Lincoln was once embroiled in a minor dispute with a colleague. Unable to get his opponent to see the error in his thinking Lincoln said, “Tell me, how many legs does a cow have?” “What?” responded the man, “why four of course.”

      “Now suppose,” continued the president, “that you call the cow’s tail a leg. Then how many legs does a cow have?” “Five,” replied the man.

      “No, it still has only four legs,” replied Lincoln. “Calling a cow’s tail a leg does not make it a leg.” And likewise, Mr. Torres is still A MAN. Calling him a woman to enable his mental illness is wrong, and an insult to sanity. And if the truth of all that offends you too … so what?

      Git along, little dogie.

  • Cameron says:

    I’m old enough to remember when mental illness was something to be treated instead of celebrated.

  • Lloyd says:

    Hmmm….The FREAKS (yes, they are) want Sonic employees to be trained to affirm them. File this under “You gotta be kidding me!” Loonies living in their land of make believe want us to celebrate their idiocy! Not me!

  • Joe R. says:

    @zzhole with a stolen credit card gets no burger.

  • Cameron says:

    Dude does NOT look like a lady or even act like one.

  • GWB says:

    But Torres said that was a “dead name,”
    If it’s not a valid name on the credit card, then you’re attempting fraud, at a minimum. Perhaps I should call the police instead of calling you “Sir”?

    Look, I do have a problem with “transgender” people. They are mentally ill, typically. It doesn’t mean I treat them like crap. I treat them as they wish to be treated, unless… they either are being ridiculous (a bearded man wearing a dress) or insisting that I endorse their illness as normal. Sorry, but I won’t do that. Tolerance is only a virtue in moderation, and it’s never really a virtue when the mentally ill are insisting that you treat their illness as not an illness.

  • Angela Shipp says:

    What a bunch of insensitive and bigoted people. Transgender people have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness just like anyone else in the U.S. Gender dysphoria is a medical disorder, not a mental disorder. Respect people and treat them like you’d want to be treated, Everyone everywhere has something that’s different about them–accent, language, religion, gender orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity. Let’s be nice to people–ALL people. The only mistake the lady made is she should have her credit card say her correct female name and not her dead name.

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