No I think it's a good lesson to teach adults, it's something they'll remember since they hadn't been taught before that their actions have damn consequences
I admit I thought it might be mean at first, which is how a lot of "moral" people justify it, but if you look in the long run it'll improve their lives drastically. You're making a huge difference to them.
People who can't make someone feel bad will be walked over all their life. You need to look after No. 1 and you can't let other people walk over you. Being all nice and easy doesn't work all the time.
@Tentastic, I have a way of getting around making people feel bad in order to stop them from walking all over me. I call it my superpower. I’ve managed to channel my ADHD into spoken form, by this I mean I can cause someone to be distracted by even the smallest thing if I’m speaking to them.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this is bad, I just like my way. Because when I worked the customers would forget why they came in and leave. Which is great to me, because I worked at a hardware store. These idiots would usually drive all the way home then all the way back just for like, two screws.
Don’t be a dick to people in customer service jobs, you never know what may happen.
@Tentastic, the only way to deal with Karens is to be just as rude back this story is a great example I mean 9/10 are still going to be pissy but in every story I that I have seen with them treated with respect 100% of the time it just escalates unless there’s the odd outside help but that doesn’t happen very often
@Tentastic, thank you, that last part was something I needed to hear recently and I think you're absolutely right.
@Kingsizedmidget, i had the same problem and didn't realize it till I got to college. Basically throughout K12 you're told to be nice, walk away from battles and whatever.
This is to protect the school from any hardships they might be blamed for.
Basically I was the nice guy (not like 'nice guy')and when people pick on me, I didn't know what to do and just walked away.
But you know, some situations you can't walk away from, and when people hear you not talking back, they lose respect for you.
At the same time, you need to avoid being too mean/possibly insulting others. Someone said "you look like a piece of sht" and I was about to snap back with "I'm surprised you can see so well for an asian" before realizing I was surrounded by asians. You need to place yourself above them and basically patronize them. "Is that the way you talk to your mom" "I'm sorry your parents treat you like that" "I've heard my ass come up with better sht than that"
No. You aren't the asshole. I used to work a grocery store where there was one situation with one dad fondling the nuts (you can scoop them into a baggie, cant use your hands though). Mutherfuker just went off on me and I GODDAMN WISHED I COULD TELL HIM TO FŰCK THE RIGHT OFF
but I couldn't because I needed money and was still living with my parents. OP did the right thing
@ptitty1231, Passive aggressiveness is kind of the key there.
when I used to work at a coffee shop (name not mentioned for reasons) We messed up this ladys order in the drive thru and I was trying to correct it and being as polite as I could cause it was our fault. while I was helping her the second car laid on the horn and started cussing. the lady at the window apologized and was super embarassed and I told her not to worry about car 2 and that It wasnt her fault.
Car 2 pulls up to the window and Im all ready done with their shït. I say Hi welcome to (coffee shop). SHE. LOST IT. "kay, so the first thing you need to do is apologize to me for my wait!" and I just said "So your total is 11.36" nothing ever came of it but I remember her husband in the passenger seat looking very embarrassed. I really felt bad for the guy.
@JoeJoestar, dont feel bad for him, he picked her and can change his circumstances anytime he wants
You are not the asshole. You are a hero among men.
While working at a pizza place, I experienced (more than once) people threatening over the phone to come kick my ass over things like "there wasn't enough bacon on my triple bacon pizza."
I would politely tell them "well, my name is *Anon* and I'll be here all day." For the record, I never had anyone actually come in after threatening me over the phone.
@Bad Betty, same experience. Worked at Dominos for a few years and people get mad over the dumbest shït. Make threats and never keep them lol
If they're getting butt hurt towards jerks, those friends probably take out their anger on workers as well.
People who think this is mean have never had the experience of being a 16 year old kid getting screamed at by a grown man because his nuggies weren’t hot enough.
@born2lose, am I the àsshole
Forget the lesson. That’s just funny
@Gallchobhair, 2 birbs, one boulder
Gotta tell customers to chill out when a solution is right around the corner