Setting A Denny’s Christmas Tree Aflame Won’t Make Your Check Come Any Quicker

Much like the lady who huffs and puffs in exasperation behind you in the pharmacy line, setting fire to a Christmas tree at Denny’s in frustration won’t make your check come any quicker. A man who cops say lit up the tree because he was apparently annoyed at having to wait too long for his check to be delivered will likely have to pay up for more than just his meal.

Police in San Antonio tell WOAI News that they’re looking for the man, who was apparently so peeved that he hadn’t received his check that he set the Christmas tree next to the register aflame.

KVUE News adds that police have surveillance footage that show the man lighting up the holiday decoration around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt. Cops are looking for the man as his tab is now a lot more than just a Grand Slam Breakfast — damages total about $150,000 as a result of the blaze.

If you find yourself angry about waiting for anything, stop, breathe and think about your actions before you start something that involves stopping, dropping and rolling.

Or  if you’re the aforementioned woman who’s had to wait exactly two minutes in line, just sigh loudly in exasperation until the customer in front of you is prompted to take an extraordinarily long time picking up her prescription at the pharmacy counter. At least nothing’s on fire.

Customer sets Christmas tree on fire at Denny’s [WOAI News 4]
Man burned by wait sets Denny’s Christmas tree on fire [KVUE News]