Last week a story hit the internet about a man who bought every last pie at Burger King in order to ruin the day of a mother and her unruly child who wanted “some f***ing pie.” Most readers cheered the man for what he did, and for some people who know me and think I’m a kid hater this might come as a surprise but I think the man is an asshole. There are doubts as to the authenticity of the story, which in my opinion only makes him an even bigger asshole for making up the story.
Why does this man’s bad day take priority over the mother and child’s bad day? What gives this man the right to ruin someone else’s day (a child’s at that) simply because he’s unable to cope with his own bad day? Kudos to the mother for being stronger, this man couldn’t manage what 5-10 minutes of the child behavior, the mother lives with it 24/7. How do we know if the child is a spoiled brat, or has special needs? Or is just having a bad day? Does it really matter? And dammit if a simple piece of pie would make him feel better or calm him down. And some ADULT decides to be an asshole and buy all the pie. As adults do we not seek things to soothe ourselves, a pint of ice cream, an alcoholic beverage? Or yes even some Burger King pie! I myself prefer the Hershey Pie from Burger King even better if it’s still frozen.
If true, all this man did was teach this kid it’s ok to be an asshole when you’re having a bad day. Imagine if a little empathy was shown and instead of telling the mother to control her child he attempted to engage the child in conversation.
“I want some pie too, what is your favorite pie?”
“What game are you playing? Oh, yeah that’s a tough one for me too.”
Imagine actually buying the kid a piece of pie and making his day verses ruining it?
Or even simply ignoring it…why go out of his way, spend $35 to purposing ruin a child’s day?