Sid Miller is fond of making a spectacle of himself. He has done so again in a most interesting and unexpected — for him, apparently — manner.
The Texas agriculture commissioner came to Amarillo and had a meal at a well-known downtown restaurant, OHMS, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue on Tyler Street.
Someone else brought all this to my attention … also via social media. So, I took a look.
It seems that Miller didn’t like his meal. He said so. In no uncertain terms. He wrote a nasty note to the owner of OHMS, a fellow named Josh Fuller, who then put the note on Facebook. He’s sharing Miller’s boorishness with, well, the entire world.
“Terrible steak,” he wrote. He griped that it wasn’t a ribeye.
Why mention this? It just seems that the age of social media has this ability to embarrass public officials who ought to know better than to write their feelings down — enabling others to blast it around the planet on media platforms.
I’m unaware of anyone ever accusing Miller of being a man who adheres to proper decorum. Why not, for instance, just tell the server or perhaps the business owner that the meal didn’t his expectation? Oh, no! He had to write it down! This also is the guy who used a hideous profanity — on Twitter, no less — to describe Hillary Rodham Clinton. Allegedly.
I guess Miller has his fans.
Suffice to say, the owner of a prominent downtown Amarillo restaurant/bistro isn’t one of them.