Have you ever encountered someone in public that had no home training? A terrible attitude makes for a terrible experience no matter the situation. These people, just couldn’t resist putting a stop to their selfish behavior. Read more to see what happened next.
All stories have been edited for clarity.
You’re The Problem!
“A couple of years ago, I was on a flight that was running thirty minutes late. I was already thinking to myself that the connection was going to be tight, most likely involving running or a brisk walk for a mile or so thru ATL.
I was one of the last to board the plane and had to check my bag because there was no more room. The 4 or 5 people behind me ended up doing the same.
I was working my way down the aisle when a guy there started asking people to shift bags around and move stuff that won’t move. I realized that he was trying to get his oversized bag to fit but there was no room. Frustrated, the man called for the flight attendant who then walked up and said, ‘Sir, I’m sorry but we are out of room. You will have to check your bag.’
This immediately set the guy off. He shouted, ‘This airline sucks! I’m a million-mile member! I want your employee number and name, right now!’
I felt horrible for the flight attendant who was just doing her job. The guy spent 5 minutes making an ass out of himself all while burning up time that we could have been in the air. Other passengers were gawking. Some looked away and cringed as the man shouted and cursed out the flight attendant.
After several more minutes go by of him berating the flight attendant, I snapped.
‘SHUT UP. SHUT THE HELL UP!’ I was trembling as I shouted. ‘Take your bag to the front of the plane, check it, and stop it already! You are what is wrong with air travel. Your sense of entitlement makes me want to puke. If you are a million-mile flyer you know the rules. Why punish everyone on this flight?’
The man looked like he was about to say something but I cut him off.
‘You have made everyone on this plane uncomfortable with your little ‘show’ and I’m now another five minutes late for my connection. I want you to shut up and sit down.’
The man started spluttering and looked flustered but didn’t say a single word.
Somebody at the back of the plane started clapping. Soon the entire plane was applauding me. I just sat down and waited while everyone clapped. Then the guy took a long walk of shame to the front of the plane. The flight attendant thanked me and so did everyone else. I didn’t mean to do it, but I just can’t stand people like that.
The best part, I had free drinks for the flight, the FA gave me a stack of ‘free drink’ cards for my next couple of flights and one of the passengers gave me a voucher for free wifi that he had won. It was very satisfying.”
“Sorry You’re A Crappy Person”
“I was at the grocery store on my lunch break. This older woman was approaching the checkout line with a bowl of salad from the deli. When she reached down and grabbed her salad, it somehow opened and went everywhere.
The woman was so distraught that she started crying and told the cashier she couldn’t afford to buy another salad and apologized for the mess. The cashier and I went over and start helping her. It became clear that the woman was having some sort of mental health crisis. The cashier tried soothing the woman and told her it happened all the time. She then assured the woman they wouldn’t charge her, but the woman was still visibly upset and wouldn’t stop apologizing and crying.
Then I overheard the sound of someone laughing. I whipped around and saw two middle-aged women giggling so hard they were out of breath. Both of them had their hair done with long acrylic nails and wore expensive clothes. Each time the older woman said something, their laughs grew louder. I was appalled but ignored them as I finished helping the old woman.
To my amazement, the other women then start openly mocking her, loud enough so we all could hear, and flat-out laughed at her.
At this moment, I stood up, grabbed my basket, walked over and quietly said, ‘Come on, quit it.’
They both stop laughing and get beet red with anger.
One of them then said, ‘Excuse me? Who the heck are you?’
I replied, ‘She’s obviously upset. Everyone can hear you over there, and it’s embarrassing, for you and her.’
That was when they both lost it. They both started cussing me out and said, ‘Who do you think you are? Don’t ever talk to me like that!’
Finally, I said, ‘Listen, I know you’re both really unhappy because you married a man for money and now he’s cheating on you with a much younger woman and your kids probably don’t respect you because you’re obviously a crappy person. Still, you don’t have to be mean to strangers. If you want to laugh, whatever, but don’t start mocking people. Try to act like the adults you never had to become.’
Both of the women stood there in stunned silence.
Finally, one said, ‘We’re not paying for this,’ and just walked out, leaving their food behind. The checkout clerk started laughing and the guy behind me went, ‘Hell yeah.’
I kind of think I did a bit of an overkill, but I was really shocked at how mean they were.”
“I worked at Walmart years ago. When it was slow, cashiers were sent out to the floor to tidy up the aisles to help out the employees working in different departments. One day I was helping out a friend of mine in the children’s department when a mother and her two kids walked into our section. One child was still an infant, but her daughter looked to be around 4 or 5.
The mother was looking around, completely ignoring her daughter who kept trying to tell her that she had to go to the restroom. The little girl kept crying and tugging at her mother’s shirt. ‘Mom, I really have to go!’
But the mother kept dismissing her and absentmindedly telling the little girl to hold it. Finally, the little girl says, ‘Mom! I! Have! To! GO! NOW!’ Her yelling woke up the infant in the cart. As soon as the baby started crying, the mother’s face turned red.
Finally, the mother addressed her daughter by yelling at the top of her lungs, ‘You are such a pain in the ass!”
My friend and I were listening in absolute disgust. The mother’s yelling could be heard a mile away.
Then the woman screamed, ‘Will you just shut up!? I wish you had never been born!’
I was stunned. I couldn’t believe anyone would say that to their child. My coworker literally dropped what she was doing and said, ‘What did you just say? What’s wrong with you?’
The mother rolled her eyes at my coworker before she said, ‘Mind your own business.’
The mother was about to say something else, but my coworker cut her off by launching into one of the most frightening displays of righteous anger I’ve ever seen. She tore into this woman, telling her that it was obvious that the little girl needed to go to the bathroom because it was all she had been saying for the past five minutes.
‘I don’t care how frustrated you are. Don’t ever say something like that to a child. You are the worst!’ My coworker said.
The scumbag woman had nothing to say. She knew she was wrong.
My coworker ended her rant by saying, ‘You’re the reason birth control should be mandatory. Take your kid to the bathroom.’
I could have clapped. It was so perfect. The mother put her head down as she walked away with the little girl. Seeing her look back broke my heart. If the mother was treating her like that in person, I could only imagine what she went through at home.
My coworker ended up getting a call to go to our manager’s office shortly after. The mother took it upon herself to complain. I accompanied my coworker when she explained how she was completely justified in what she did and would do it again.
The manager told her that he agreed with her, gave her a warning, and told her ‘good job.’
I still think about that little girl.”
Stop Acting Like A Child!
“One time I went to Subway to get one of their delicious five-dollar footlongs.
Upon arrival, I saw three girls that looked to be in their late teens. The first two ordered their sandwich and walked to the end of the counter to pay. When the server asked the last girl what toppings she wanted, the girl didn’t respond. She was on her phone obviously texting or scrolling social media.
After less than a minute, the server asked her again. She wasn’t being impatient or rude, but there was a line forming and the girl still hadn’t answered.
The third time the server asked the girl to finish her order, the girl snapped, ‘Can’t you see I’m on the PHONE here? God, you are so RUDE. Just wait until I’m done.’
I was so offended and embarrassed for the server. I just had to say something. I turned to the girl and said, ‘That was extremely rude. You came here to get a sub so don’t yell at her for providing the service you asked for. Just get off your phone, order your toppings, and stop acting like a child.’
The girl looked at me with contempt and anger. She looked like she was about to say something but thought better. After she finished her order and left, the server thanked me.”