Today I went to Taco Bell to pick something up for a co-worker. Some lady in front of me had some problems with her order (wrong items, missing items, etc) and she started freaking out and shouting “YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF ME FIRST! I WAS HERE FIRST! IT’S ONLY RIGHT!!!!!!”
The workers were running around trying to figure things out and the lady kept crying “My son has a doctors appointment and I’m going to be late! They’ll charge me!!!!!!!!! I cannot be late!!! They’ll make me pay!!!!” (Because I’m a mean person, I kept thinking “if it’s really so important to be on time, maybe you could have waited for your gordita until after the appointment? Yes?”)
There were three teenage boys there also (who, I might vouch, were very polite and nice to the elderly cashier who had just told them she could only take cash and one of them quickly volunteered to pay for all of the order since the other two only had credit cards) and as they were filling up their drinks, they started laughing (I was standing right nexxt to them and I didn’t catch anything they said) and the lady turned around and snarled “Do you think this is FUNNY?! Young people today have no respect! And YOU! Tell that other boy who just walked out that he’s a . . . . ” A charmer, really, that woman was.
And then, when the poor Taco Bell girl put in some free orders of cinnamon twists as an apology, the lady jumped all over her saying “I didn’t order these! These aren’t mine!” before the girl could even explain that they were free.
Really, whenever I see someone behave like this in public I wonder where they get the idea it’s okay to behave like a total child when things go a bit awry (as they are bound to do in some circumstances) and yell at innocent bystanders and even mistake-making minimum wage earners. You can’t even be angry when you watch these sort of things, but just disgusted by it.
If you act like that, please, stop it now.