I look up and there's a middle aged woman glaring at me with a severely angry expression.
Woman: 'Excuse me, I said I need that table.’
Me: 'Uhh sorry?'
Woman: 'That table. I need it. Get up.'
At this point, I'm entirely confused and getting quite mad at this person interrupting my burger time.
Me: 'Look ma'am, I don't know what you think you're doing, but as you can see, I'm using this table right now.'
Woman: 'Mall employees have to give up their seats to paying customers.'
Firstly, there is absolutely no such rule. Secondly, I didn’t work there, and I had a bunch of shopping bags at my feet.
Me: ‘Walk on lady, I don't even work here.'
Woman: 'HOW DARE YOU TALK TO ME THAT WAY? I NEED THIS TABLE! WHERE IS YOUR MANAGER?'
At this, I actually burst into laughter at the comical nature of everything. I thought I was being pranked by some friends or something for a second.
Me: 'I'm not getting up for you and I'm not talking to you anymore. Go find somewhere else to sit.'
Woman: 'TELL ME WHERE YOU WORK NOW WHERE IS YOUR MANAGER.'
At this point I put my headphones back in and continued to laugh at her while she had this temper tantrum in the middle of the food court and people stared. When she noticed she wasn't going to get anywhere she stormed off in a huff. Her teenage daughter looked absolutely mortified throughout the whole encounter.
I mean honestly, what did she think was going happen? Even if I did work at a store in the shopping centre, I wouldn't have given up my seat for someone asking so rudely.
10. Faire is fair.
This happened on my wedding day.
My wife and I are huge geeks, so we decided to have a destination wedding, near her hometown, at a Renaissance Festival.
We got custom clothing made for the wedding, her dress was amazing, my Robin Hood-esque costume was exactly what I wanted it to be.
We had a wonderful ceremony, presided over by the King of this particular faire, on the biggest stage they had, with the faire band playing music for the ceremony.
Then, after we left the stage, a few of the other faire-goers stopped us to ask when the next performance was, since they missed the beginning of the show.
They were pretty confused when we explained it was a real wedding, that we didn't work there, and the next wedding was not happening any time soon. The lady in jeans and a t-shirt who then asked us where the bathroom was didn't seem to understand that we weren't performers.
Honestly, it was kind of flattering, and a huge compliment to the talented women we hired to make our costumes.
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