Hero Teaches Ill-Mannered Brat and His Mother a Delightful Lesson


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Redditor thr111 performed a great public service while he purchased lunch at a Burger King. Although he has deleted the text, much of it remains at Consumerist. He purchased every apple pie at the restaurant to punish a rude child who wanted one. Harken to his tale of justice:

“When behind me comes this woman yapping on her cellphone with a little monster of a child,” he writes. “This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a gameboy whenever something didn’t go right in the game.”

He says the mom paid more attention to her phone than to her kid, who was screaming about how much he wanted an apple pie.

The customer says his already bad headache got worse and so he asked the mother nicely to quiet her kid 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,” recalls the customer, who says the mom rubbed it in by calling her kid “sweety” and assuring him that he’d get his pie.

By the time the customer got to the front of the line, he says he could only think about how the loudmouthed brat and his mom had spoiled this little trip to BK.

“I then decide to ruin their day,” explains the customer who ordered all 23 pies the store had in stock.

“I take my order and walk towards the exit,” he recounts. “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.”

As the father of two young children, I have great sympathy for the parents of children who misbehave in public. But parents must act to either change the behavior or remove the children. That's the only way you get pie.

-via Iowahawk


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This is not noble and heroic, this is smug and assholic. A hero would have tried to politely intervene, let them go first, etc. He made a bad situation worse. Also, I seriously doubt this is real - it reads more like fantasy.
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I am sure they only had 23 cooked pies. There is a time limit they are allowed to keep the cooked pies, and it takes time to bake fresh ones. I am sure the kid could have had pie if the mother wanted to wait 20 minutes while Burger King cooked more.
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I call shenanigans. McDonalds stocks multiple extra cases of apple pies, they would not have "23 left in the store" That isn't even enough for one bus load of kids on a field trip.
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