Being a parent is hard. Period. Obviously it’s also rewarding and wonderful, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard.
Different parents also have different parenting styles, and sometimes parents fail to reprimand their children when they probably should.
One Reddit user shared a story about a mother and child he encountered while in line at Burger King. He simply wanted to get some burgers, but the line took a really long time. He didn’t know what was taking so long while he was in line, but when he got to the register, he finally found out. He wrote, “It turns out it was so slow because they had 1 trainee on cash during the lunch hour rush.”
While waiting in line longer than you expect is not ideal, what was even worse for this man was when a mother and child walked inside and got in line right behind him. He wrote, “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 Fucking PIE’.”
At one point, the man even turned around to ask the mother to “please calm or quiet her child down.” The mother did not respond well to his unwanted parenting advice. He wrote, “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.”
The man realized that he was going to be stuck in line with this mother and child until after he got his order, so he didn’t talk to them again. Instead, he came up with a way to get back at both of them.
Meanwhile, he explained that the mother comforted her child “calling him sweety and ensuring they’ll get pies for lunch because she loves him so much.”
After the man ordered and left with his meal, he listened in as the mother tried to place her order at the register. She wanted to get her son pie, but they were all out. He heard her yell, “What do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all?”
The man had bought every single pie at Burger King just because he knew that’s what her child wanted for lunch. It turned out to be 23 pies, and when the mother looked back at him walking out the door, he pulled “out a pie and slowly start eating eat.”
Some Reddit users thought the man lied about the situation and that he wouldn’t have actually bought all the pies or wouldn’t have dared to actually take a bite of one of the pies in front of the mother. Other Reddit users believe this story is completely true and that they have wanted to do the same thing at times but couldn’t afford to waste so much money on pie.
Do you think this story is true? Have you ever wanted to buy all of something at a fast food place to get back at someone else? Do you think what the man in this story did was wrong? If you were the mom in this story, would you have done anything differently?