I mentioned the following story, posted in Bytes in August 2014, to a friend yesterday and said that I would repost it. The story was first published on reddit and was then picked up by newspapers . . .
ACTIONS can speak louder than words.
A man was in a queue at a Burger King fast food restaurant in the US, when a mother and child lined up behind him.
“I hadn’t had the greatest of days and I had a headache coming on. It was a very long line and I was at the end of it, waiting patiently, when behind me comes this woman yapping on her cellphone with a little monster of a child. This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a Gameboy whenever something didn’t go right in the game,” the man posted on reddit.
The mother allegedly did not pay the boy any attention as his tantrum got worse, yelling out: “I want a fucking pie”.
“After about 5 minutes of the line with these people behind me, I had gone from a headache to a full on migraine, but nothing was going to stop me from getting those burgers. I calmly turn and ask her nicely if she can please calm or quiet her child down. Immediately she gets up in my face telling me I can’t tell her nothing about raising her child and to mind my own business,” the man continued.
With his head pounding the man decided he could tell the woman something about raising her child and teach them a lesson.
“I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers,” the man continued.
“Turned out to be 23 pies in total, I take my order and walk towards the exit.
Moments later I hear the woman yelling "What do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all?”
The man concludes: “I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare. I stand there and pull out a pie and slowly start eating as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can’t get to me because of other line-ups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away.”