Me vs. Cranky Old Man  

bigandtallreturn 37M
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1/9/2006 8:32 pm

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Me vs. Cranky Old Man


Well, I just HAD to tell this incident that happened just a few hours ago at Burger King: I enter the store, and get in line. Fine and dandy, but then this old man (and trust me, he had to be at least 80 years old), just walks up and cuts in front of me. Now, I'm all for letting my elders go first and all, but only if I offer it. I sure don't appreciate it when they take it upon themselves to cut in line. Of course, the man can't make up his mind, and it's a solid 3 minutes before he barks "I need a minute!" Then, he turns around to me, and this charming exchange occured:

Old Man: "What are you looking at?"
Me: "Just waiting for you to order, sir."
Old Man: "What are you, some kind of punk? Show respect to your elders, God dammit!"
Me (getting increasingly pissed): "Sir, no offense, but you cut in front of me."
Old Man (raises hand): "Don't make me slap the shit out of you!"

Yes, I actually got threatened to be slapped by an old man. You should have seen the counter lady's face; shocked doesn't do it justice. Finally, the man orders a Coke, and walks away, but not before giving me a nasty look.

Gotta love the elderly.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


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