Everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being stuck in line behind less than considerate fellow patrons at a fast food restaurant, and this Burger King story shared by a Reddit user
is, at the very least, one that illustrates the “l’esprit d’escalier” we all feel after becoming truly irritated by unpleasant folk in public.
The Reddit thread in which the allegedly quite clever Burger King customer admits his quietly vengeful quickly went viral after an initial post on Reddit titled “Am I a bad person for this?” The poster set a scene of noisy childhood misbehavior, and claimed to have witnessed a poorly-mannered little cretin demanding an apple pie while waiting in line at Burger King. He or she explained:
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 they way were and I wait another
I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. Turned out to be
The Reddit user who shared the tale of a badly behaving boy in Burger King and his apple pie revenge scheme has since been gifted “Reddit Gold” (on-site currency awarded for well-liked posts and comments) more than once for his story of cleverly spiting the allegedly errant child and his purportedly disinterested parent-on-duty, but the account’s veracity was dubious because the very same story had previously been reported as a