Bears. Beets. Blowers.
You know him as Dwight Schrute from “The Office,” but his real name is Rainn Wilson. And he’s in a bit of tiff with multi-zillionaire Elon Musk.
Last Friday, Wilson tweeted at Musk: “can u make a quiet electric leaf blower?” He has, after all, made a flame-thrower and sent a car into space, so it seemed like a reasonable idea.
.@elonmusk can u make a quiet electric leaf blower?
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) April 19, 2019
Musk didn’t reply, but an hour later he wrote: “Back to work…”
Then on Tuesday, Musk tweeted: “Tesla is going to develop a quiet, electric leafblower.”
Tesla is going to develop a quiet, electric leafblower
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2019
One Twitterer noticed the connection and pointed it out to Wilson and called out Musk.
C'mon Musk, give me some credit. @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/dAMXd97qiH
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) April 24, 2019
Musk denied he stole the idea. “It’s been suggested by many, externally & internally,” Musk wrote.
Then Wilson wrote to the billionaire inventor of Tesla automobiles, “C’mon Musk, give me some credit.”
“Nope,” Musk wrote back, adding a winking face emoji.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 24, 2019
Guess that’s how you get to be a billionaire.