Preventing A Scream Over Ice-Cream

| Right | May 27, 2016

(My parents, my sister, and I are going to a chain ice cream shop. We’re sitting down enjoying our food, when suddenly a man gets a little picky about his ice-cream:)

Man: *he begins to immediately talk loud to get the young cashier’s attention* “I am not going to eat this! The waitress wasn’t being nice.”

(At this point the whole restaurant was silent and staring at this greedy man.)

Man: “This waitress delivered my food in a horrible attitude. I demand to see the manager!”

(After a few minutes, the manager, a small sweet Asian lady walks out.)

Manager: *in a sweet voice* “What seems to be the problem?”

Man: “This waitress was extremely rude when she delivered my ice cream. I don’t appreciate her attitude towards me.”

(The waitress, who is no less than 16 is trembling a few feet away.)

Manager: “What would you like me to do? Would you like a free ice cream? It will be on us.”

Man: “I want her name. Give me her name.”

(At this point my dad decided to intervene.)

Dad: “Why do you need her name?”

Man: “Shut the f*** up. This isn’t your problem.”

(Sitting around him is a whole family, including a few young kids.)

Dad: “It isn’t, but she is sixteen years old. Why would you need her name?”

(An old man with the group flips off my dad.)

Dad: “Would you like to take this outside? I am more than happy to.”

Old Man: “No…”

(My mom decides to jump in.)

Mom: “For all we know, you could use her name to track her down. There is no real reason to get her name; there is no real problem here.”

(There is a small moment of silence, when suddenly the manager speaks up:)

Manager: “Will a free ice cream be okay?”

Man: *glances at my family then at the Manager* “Yes…”

Dad: *stands up and addresses restaurant* “I’m sorry I snapped.”

Customer: “Don’t be. You said what we all wanted to say.”

(After that the man shut up and sat in peace. The whole restaurant practically cheered for my parents when it was over.)

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