Unfiltered Story #162102

, , | Unfiltered | September 11, 2019

(I work as the cashier at a grocery store. One of our regulars is a young boy bringing his disabled mother through our store. The mother isn’t physically or mentally disabled in any way, but her tongue was bitten off in an accident, and she can barely talk. Her son has learned to understand her, and does all the talking for her. Both are known to be kind and polite. One day, this happened.)

Boy and Mother: *puts items on conveyor belt*
Boy: “Mom will pay with cash this time, Miss!”
Me: “Sure thing, [Boy’s Name].” *scans items* “Your total is [Total].”
Mother: *hands over cash*
(As I am counting, a customer later in the line talks loudly to his friend.)
Customer: “Wow, what a helpless retarded b***h. Too lazy to f***ing speak.”
Boy: “Please don’t be mean to my mom, Sir. She can’t talk.”
Mother: *turns beet red and gestures for me to hurry*
Customer: “Pfft, yeah right. She is a looker though. I wouldn’t mind having a piece of that s**t in my bed.” *smirks and wiggles eyebrows*
Mother: *glares at him and whispers to her son*
Boy: (to me) “Miss, can we have the mean man escorted out? He’s upsetting my mother.”
Me: “Of course.” (to man) “Sir, I’m afraid I will have to ask you to leave. You’re harassing this poor woman.”
Customer: “B***h, did I talk to you? Yeah, I didn’t think so, w***e. Shut the f**k up. If you’re a good girl, I’ll let you [string of sexual profanities I will NOT repeat]”
(I am stunned as is the rest of the line. The mother has put her hands over her son’s ears as soon as the rude customer started talking.)
Me: “Well, my boyfriend, this nice security guard, certainly won’t consent.”
(He was hauled away, kicking and screaming, and the mother and son were showered with coupons and gift vouchers.)