After last week’s pooping on an airplane story, the internet has come up with another earth-shattering news event. Wait for it now: A Man Without Kids got Annoyed at Someone Else’s Kid at a Burger King”. Not enough new for you? OK- how about this: He bought out all the restaurant’s pies, just so he could ruin the family’s day!!!! EGAD! Tell you more? OK!!
The account was allegedly posted on Reddit recently, and seems to have gone viral. I have reprinted the account below.
BUT as you read it, I want you to ask yourself two questions: 1. is it true? and 2. do I care? Now. Read on. You might as well. It will come across your facebook feed in a few hours anyway.
“So a while ago I had decided to treat myself and go to Burger King. 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 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, 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. 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. Things immediately go back to the [way] they were and I wait another 5 minutes before getting to the front of the line. It turns out it was so slow because they had 1 trainee on cash during the lunch hour rush. 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 [it] 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.”
Popsugar, a Mummy network to which I subsribe, confidently states “While his actions may have been a bit childish, we have to give this customer credit for serving this boy his just desserts. Maybe now the tot will learn to behave”, and gets a resulting 400-odd comments from the post. (Popsugar, BTW, is becoming my least favourite Mummy group, because of the vacuous stuff they post).
Happy Place, a site I have never heard of before, posted the story, calling the man “spiteful” and got over 650 thousand shares.
The Huffington Post however, gets my vote for the best reaction to this non-story story, with their headline:
And, when you read the article, you will agree. The “I bought all the pies” post is probably not true and it’s definitely not useful- it’s just silly internet nonsense.
What? You still want my opinion on the pie story? OK. For the record, the pie guy, if he really exists, is a total dick.