Everyone has experienced an unruly child in a public place, but one man was so fed up by a child whining nearby that he simply made up his mind that he was not going to put up with it any longer.
The man, who shared his story on Reddit, said he was waiting in a long line at Burger King when a mother and child stepped in line behind him. He continued by saying how the child was misbehaving from the moment he entered the restaurant.
“This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a Game Boy whenever something didn’t go right in the game,” Redditor THR111 wrote. “The mother didn’t seem to pay any attention to him and his continued yelling of ‘I want a f*cking 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 explained that he tried to get the mother to take her child out of the line, but she didn’t respond 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 complaining persisted for several minutes until the man got to the front of the line. Realizing he couldn’t ignore the obnoxious child any longer, he did something that would ensure the unruly kid would learn his lesson.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”