All the 2 seaters in front were taken but there was no one at all in the back. I took my lunch to the back and sat down at the table that was for 4 people, in a chair on the inside closest to the sunny window.
I had maybe 2 bites left of my lunch when suddenly from the front, I hear this loud female voice bellowing. "THESE TABLES ARE TOO SMALL FOR ANYONE TO SIT AT!
And before I know what has happened, this overweight girl comes up from behind me and grabs ahold of the table next to me and makes a huge show of jerking it across the floor to make a 4 seater out of another table. Then she grabs the chair that has my jacket and purse on it and pulls that off too! She stops when she sees my stuff in the chair and says (with her face all contorted and screwed up) "Is someone actually SITTING HERE or is this YOUR jacket?"
I reached out and took my stuff off the chair, and said in my calmest voice possible, because what I really wanted to do was get up and punch her out...
"You can have the table and chair, and yes that is my jacket, but I must say, you are just about the most obnoxious and rude person I have ever encountered. If you needed the extra room, there are 3 other tables and many other chairs back here you could have taken, instead of this particular one. But since you are so socially bereft of manners, go on and have at it."
Her face turned really red and she said, at the top of her voice, "Its ever MORE RUDE for one person to sit at a table meant for FOUR!"
I had seen this girl come in. She was pushing a baby stroller and had a guy with her that looked like he was, at best, 16 or 17 years old. He had remained in the front during this exchange, but, this shop is so small, everyone in the place heard everything and most of the other diners were just staring at this chick like she was from Mars.
So I finish my last bite of lunch and walk up to the front, where I stop to chat with this pig's boyfriend, husband or whatever. He was so embarrassed he could not look me in the eye. I said to him, in a calm and conversational voice loud enough that everyone in the place could hear me
"You know, you need to learn how to control your wife. One of these days, she is going to do something like that to the wrong person, and they are not going to say a word. They are going to either haul off and knock the holy crap out of her, or pull out a gun and shoot her."
He mumbled something under his breath that sounded like "Please don't do that!" and kept getting napkins.
What would you have done? Have you ever had anyone be so rude? I mean, all she had to do was say, "Is anyone sitting there, can we have that table and chair?" and of course I would have said, "Why no please help yourself!"
Why are people so frigging RUDE?
Edited by metalfan, 20 February 2009 - 11:54 AM.