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Burger King Customer Teaches Child a Lesson

Man Buys All of Burger King's Pies to Teach Bratty Child a Lesson

At Burger King, customers are told they have it their way, but one younger patron's attitude kept that from happening. Earlier this week, a Reddit user posted a supersize confession to the Off My Chest thread asking other users if his actions made him a bad person. The post read:

"So a while ago I had decided to treat myself and go to Burger King. I hadn't had the greatest of days and I had a headache coming on. 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 F*cking PIE'. 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 [way] they were and I wait another 5 minutes before getting to the front of the line. It turns out it was so slow because they had 1 trainee on cash during the lunch hour rush. All I can think of is how the people behind me ruined my splurge and gave me this headache. I then decide to ruin their day. I order every pie they have left in addition to my burgers. Turned out to be 23 pies in total, I take my order and walk towards the exit. Moments later I hear the woman yelling, what do you mean you don't have any pies left, who bought them all? I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare. I stand there and pull out a pie and slowly start eating [it] as I stare back at her. She starts running towards me but can't get to me because of other lineups in the food court. I turn and slowly walk away."

While his actions may have been a bit childish, we have to give this customer credit for serving this boy his just desserts. Maybe now the tot will learn to behave.

Source: Flickr user Nicholas Eckhart

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TealRose TealRose 3 years

Perhaps .. if teens were given gentle parenting lessons .. then adults wouldn't act this way .. ie virtually ignore the child ... but to be an active part of their lives. How foolish this man was .. I am sure the child learned nothing but that a grown man just HAD to get 'one over' on him as he would see it. What about stepping in and helping mum and child .. instead of acting like an idiot.

shawnnlively73341 shawnnlively73341 3 years

And, I'm fairly certain that you would explain to your child, calm him, and continue to help him understand the process, correct, Colleen?

Stop giving excuses for a parent who simply chose to completely ignore the situation

shawnnlively73341 shawnnlively73341 3 years

LMAO. How do you know he didn't have 22 grandkids coming to visit later in the day that all love BK pies?

Answer: You don't.

Purchasing multiple items is not behaving childishly. Purchasing multiple pies right before the entitled little brat and his inattentive mother wanted one? Well...LMAO...What that REALLY MEANT was that biotch woman and brat boy would have to wait (gasp) up to 5 minutes for a fresh one! And that would have given her MORE opportunity to be biotch woman by suing the restaurant for having food that burnt her baby's mouth

shawnnlively73341 shawnnlively73341 3 years

How in the world is purchasing food BULLYING A CHILD??

There is no abuse, there is no bullying. There IS, however, a lack of parenting on mom's part, to allow her child to throw a continuous unrestricted fit in public.

shawnnlively73341 shawnnlively73341 3 years

1) Taught the kid that, no matter WHAT mom says, he doesn't get his way every time.
2) Taught the kid that pissing people off gets you nowhere

Now, I know the KID didn't learn a damn thing, because the child's lazy assed MOTHER couldn't be bothered to parent in the first place.


So...You the mom in question? If so, why was your kid so friggin out of control? Why didn't you put down your damned cell phone and PARENT???

shawnnlively73341 shawnnlively73341 3 years

I'm so sorry, did you just use a disability as a potential excuse for horrible behaviour?

FYI, most kids that I know on the spectrum KNOW that type of behaviour is not allowed. Period. Don't excuse the poor parenting of the woman and try to claim the child is disabled. Most parents of disabled children will politely apologize for their behaviour, point out that at times it cannot be controlled, and then remove the child from the overstimulating environment. Since this woman obviously did none of those things, she's just, IMO, another lazy parent who'd rather give in and give their kids every piece of crap they demand in order to not have to actually PARENT!

JuvalaAshok JuvalaAshok 3 years

I don think the boy is at fault
If his mother doesn't correct him, he would never know his fault. Just b cos u love ur kid doesn't mean u can spoil him rotten.
I myself have a 3 yr boy and 3 month girl.i teach them values slowly yet steadily

AuntBonni AuntBonni 3 years

Child?????? It's the mother who needed the holy crap beat out of her!! If I had even though of using a word like that and was 'demanding' my mother do ANYTHING like this child did, I would have been backhanded out the door! I'm just sayin'......

ColleenBrown29111 ColleenBrown29111 3 years

As a mother of four children and 3 step children, I would not tolerate such behavior. First off, the man asked politely. Obviously the mother cared more about chatting on her phone then her kid. To appease her "bratty" child, she probably gives him whatever he wants and that will cause more problems in the future.

If my children EVER acted up, I would get in their face, speak to them sternly, but quietly, to keep their voices down and stopping behaving like that. If they continued, I would take them outside (and probably home) because they didn't listen to me, THEIR MOTHER!! No child should ever be rewarded for behaving badly. Not only is it rude to the people around you, they will do this for their entire life if not changed when they are young.

Kudos to the man who decided to prove a point the non-violent, non-confrontational way. :)

KayeFielding KayeFielding 3 years

Yay......should be more around like this guy...........The Mother was just as bratty as the Kid....

SimoneSeeley SimoneSeeley 3 years

And everyone here needs to get off their damn high horses about them being perfect parents.

SimoneSeeley SimoneSeeley 3 years

Was ok to let him run free and have no discipline. I was a depressed mess because I had no control over my son. When I no longer lived with her it took a good year to change his behaviour. So when someone wants to judge, seriously u know nothing of their situation and of their lives. Nobody wants their child to be acting that way but u don't know why they do.

SimoneSeeley SimoneSeeley 3 years

As a mum of a child who use to be very naughty, nobody should judge!!! I was a single mum living with my mum. I had no money and nowhere to go so I had to do as my mum wanted. She believed it Was ok to let him run free and have no discipline. I was a depressed mess because I had no control over my son. When I no longer lived with her it took a good year to change his behaviour. So when someone wants to judge, seriously u know nothing of their situation and of their lives. Nobody wants their child to be acting that way but u don't know why they do.

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