Free To Complain, But Not To Get Free Food

, , , , | Right | March 13, 2019

Me: “Guest number 142!”

Guest #1: “I’m very upset. I don’t like being harassed while I’m in your store. I give these people a dollar every time they ask me at the bus station and now this man just asked me to buy him a burger.”

Me: “I’m sorry about that, ma’am, but unless we are told that someone is begging you for money, we don’t know it is going on. We don’t allow panhandling on our property.”

Guest #1: *interrupting me* “I just don’t understand why you can’t give him a burger. Why do I have to buy it?”

Me: “Ma’am, we’re a business, not—“

Guest #1: “You’re [Multi-Million-Dollar Restaurant Chain]; you have enough money to feed the homeless.”

Me: “Ma’am, I—“

Guest #2: “They’re a multi-million-dollar company because they charge people for burgers, not give them away. Now, get your crazy a** out the way. The rest of us want our food.”

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