As someone who has worked in customer service, I can safely say that it's one of the most infuriating, tiring, and dull jobs you can do. Stressed out managers, unreasonable customers, and standing on your feet all day, can all contribute to making customer service the most draining of professions.
When you think about it, then, it comes as no surprise that every now and then, people working face to face with rude customers need a little revenge in their lives. And as the following story from Reddit user COTAnerd reveals, revenge is a best served cold. Ice (cream) cold.
As COTAnerd explained:
"About 8 years back, when I was only 16 or so and working at McDonald's for my first job, I had an irate customer come storming through the door. They screamed at me about part of their order being messed up and it being cold after they'd driven 10 minutes to get home. After verbally degrading me and treating me like less than human, they demanded I replace the order (fine) and give them a free soft serve in a cone for all their trouble (not fine).
"I do as he says, but I'm totally pissed about a 30 odd year old man enjoying a power trip over someone half their age when I hadn't been the one who messed up their order and his food wouldn't have been cold if he'd eaten it right away like you're supposed to."
What followed is the best example of the phrase sticky fingers I think I've ever heard. And no, it's not what you're thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! Anyway, COTAnerd continued his terrific tale:
"So I replace his food and grab his ice-cream. But when I turn my back to fill up the cone, I crush it ever so slightly so that the bottom part of the cone loses almost all its structural integrity, but it holds its shape. I also choose not to include any napkins in his bag. I handed him his food and ice-cream and watched as he turned away.
"He wasn't even out the door before I heard the cone smush fully in his hand and his noise of disgust as he quickly tries to stop the leaking ice-cream getting all over him. But it gets everywhere. As he left, I saw him toss his ice-cream in the bin and shake off the excess ice-cream. Since he thought it was his own fault, he couldn't come back in and whinge at me. Hope you enjoyed your sticky fingers, arse wipe. I certainly did."
Now, if you were the victim of this sticky fingers incident, I wouldn't be surprised if you'd never want to step foot inside a McDonald's ever again. There are some people, however, that are so desperate to get their hands on some McD action, that they'll happily risk their lives in the process. These guys are a prime example.