We’ve all had those experiences when we’re out in public and that one unruly kid just won’t stop screaming. The child will be whining, yelling and complaining, and their parent seems to have no interest in getting them in order.
One man had the unpleasant experience of dealing with a situation like this while suffering from a splitting headache. But unlike many of us, he decided to do something hilarious about it.
The man, who posted his story to reddit, was in a long line at Burger King when a mom and her child stepped in line behind him. From the second they arrived, the kid was acting up.
“This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a gameboy whenever something didn’t go right in the game,” reddit user thr111 writes. “The mother didn’t seem to pay any attention to him and his continued yelling of ‘I want a PIE’. After about 5 minutes of the line with these people behind me, I had gone from a headache to a full on migraine…”
The man says he asked the mother to get her child in line, but his request didn’t go over well.
“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. I nod and turn around, she’s still yelling at the back of my head when the child cries out again how he wants a pie, the mother consoles him, calling him sweety and ensuring they’ll get pies for lunch because she loves him so much.”
The yelling and complaining continued. When the man finally got to the front of the line, he decided he couldn’t let the obnoxious mother-son duo off the hook unscathed. Since the kid wouldn’t stop whining about how badly he wanted a pie, he made sure that wouldn’t happen.
Here’s how it went down:
“All I can think of is how the people behind me ruined my splurge and gave me this headache. I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. 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? 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 eat as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can’t get to me because of other lineups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away.”
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