A Taco Bell customer in Sandy received a seven-year prison sentence for slashing the throat of a stranger who objected to her invective-laced rant about the restaurant’s service – all of which transpired as her two young children and boyfriend waited in their car, authorities said.
Caley Mason, 22, of Maryland pleaded guilty in Clackamas County last month to second-degree assault in the brutal knife attack that left Jason Luczkow, 48, with an 8-inch gash from ear to Adam’s apple.
Violence at Fast Food restaurants are no longer an unusual event. For some reason that escapes my comprehension, there is a segment of the population that believed that the old “The customer is always right” gives them unlimited powers to abuse workers and other customers. Is it as if somehow the act of spending $6 for tacos and a burrito makes them owners of the establishment. It has gotten so bad that if you go to YouTube, you will see “freakout” dedicated channels showing not just any confrontation but what they qualify as the best of.
The missus and yours truly no longer go inside fast food restaurants. If we (OK, if I) have the hankering for something, the drive-thru is used or we do without. And yes, I know the caveats of drive-thru and talked about them here, but the number of people going stupid inside vastly surpass troubles at the drive-thru.
I know that parents have to cater sometimes to the kids’ demand for fries, or pizza and toys from the munchkins (damned emotional blackmailers!) , so I understand why you will be forced to attend a restaurant they like, but at the same time you need to train them to the fact that if you say a key sentence, they have to drop what they are eating/playing with and go out with you without engaging in a “But Whyyyyyyy?” chant and drag their feet.
And please, leave at the first sign of trouble. Just because you overpaid for crappy cheese pizza does not mean you can put your kid and yourself in the path of a flying piece of furniture. Get out!