Jerk Or Genius: Burger King Customer Buys 23 Apple Pies Just So Loudmouthed Kid Can’t Get One

bkpieWe’ve all had to stand in line next to some insufferable brat of a child who won’t stop shouting out his desires for the entire world to hear. But most of us don’t have the gall to do what one Burger King customer claims to have done.

In a post on Reddit (cue the disclaimer that his entire story may be B.S., but it’s worth discussing anyway), a man claims that he was just trying to end his bad day on a good note by treating himself to some BK.

“When behind me comes this woman yapping on her cellphone with a little monster of a child,” he writes. “This kid was out of control, screaming, punching his mother throwing around a gameboy whenever something didn’t go right in the game.”

He says the mom paid more attention to her phone than to her kid, who was screaming about how much he wanted an apple pie.

The customer says his already bad headache got worse and so he asked the mother nicely to quiet her kid down.

“Immediately she gets up in my face telling me I can’t tell her nothing about raising her child and to mind my own business,” recalls the customer, who says the mom rubbed it in by calling her kid “sweety” and assuring him that he’d get his pie.

By the time the customer got to the front of the line, he says he could only think about how the loudmouthed brat and his mom had spoiled this little trip to BK.

“I then decide to ruin their day,” explains the customer who ordered all 23 pies the store had in stock.

“I take my order and walk towards the exit,” he recounts. “Moments later I hear the woman yelling, ‘What do you mean you don’t have any pies left, who bought them all?’ I turn around and see the cashier pointing me out with the woman shooting me a death glare.”

It’s one of those scenes that, were it in a movie (and it may be from a movie for all we know), you’d probably laugh and think the guy was an evil genius. But does the same hold true in real life?

Go ahead and vote on whether this man deserves a pat on the back or a kick in the rear:

[via Eater]

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  1. Pacer says:

    I call B.S. It just doesn’t ring true.

    And it’s not worth discussing at all.

    • GnRJosh says:

      I have to agree. You can’t hide 23 boxes of pie like it’s nothing. If she really yelled at him like she did, she wouldn’t have gone back to being completely oblivious to his doings. She would have been watching him like a hawk. Either that or furiously typing a status update about some a**hole telling her how to raise her kids. But regardless, she would have heard “give me all your pies” and then seen them stuff a couple bags with them (I know it takes at least 2 because I’ve purchased 18 Hershey’s Chocolate Pies from BK back in my stoner days and they had to put them in 2 bags). Nope, sounds like a revenge fantasy.

  2. C0Y0TY says:

    He may have deprived the brat of a pie, but he also ruined the day for 22 other people who did him no wrong and didn’t deserve his punishment.

  3. oomingmak says:

    I agree with Pacer. This reads more like somebody’s fantasy of what they should have done in a situation rather than a real consumer story.

  4. mentok says:

    I wonder how many pie boxes you can fit into one of burger kings largest bags?

    I would have shared my pies with everyone in and around the Burger King but I also would give them explicit instructions to not give the pie to the mother or the kid in question.

  5. Alecto67 says:

    It’s fake. The pies take ~5 minutes to cook, so like any other rush situation, the staff behind the counter wouldn’t tell people they are out of them, but that it will take a few minutes. And honestly, most times they don’t even bother to do that. They take your order and have you step to the side while they help the next person.

  6. CzarChasm says:

    The way it’s written certainly makes it sound pretty implausible.