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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:10 PM

An angry customer threw his drink at a fast-food worker. The next customer responded

An angry customer threw his drink at a fast-food worker. The next customer responded in the most amazing way

Atlanta (CNN)Feroza Syed couldn't believe what she saw happen in front of her: a man threw a large drink directly at the woman working in the drive-thru window at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Atlanta.

Apparently, he didn't want ice in his drink.
When Syed pulled up, the woman, Bryanna, was soaked and crying. She was also six months pregnant.
Syed gave her a $20 tip, expressed her outrage at the man's behavior and offered to contact the police. Hours later -- and still fuming -- Syed posted about the incident earlier this month on her Facebook page and got a huge response.

That gave her an idea. She asked her thousands of Facebook friends and followers if they'd be interested in sending "$5 or (whatever)" to her Venmo or Cash App and she'd figure out a way to get the money to Bryanna.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/18/us/customers-help-fast-food-worker-after-attack-trnd/index.html


What the article doesn’t say is that this amazing woman is a Democratic Party volunteer and a Trans rights activist extraordinaire. She is one of absolute my hero’s

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Reply An angry customer threw his drink at a fast-food worker. The next customer responded (Original post)
ismnotwasm Dec 2020 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2020 #1
William769 Dec 2020 #2
samnsara Dec 2020 #3
Grins Dec 2020 #14
RVN VET71 Dec 2020 #17
getagrip_already Dec 2020 #19
Blue Owl Dec 2020 #4
empedocles Dec 2020 #5
niyad Dec 2020 #6
demmiblue Dec 2020 #7
SWBTATTReg Dec 2020 #8
smirkymonkey Dec 2020 #21
Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 2020 #34
liberalmuse Dec 2020 #9
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #11
cwydro Dec 2020 #20
ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #23
11 Bravo Dec 2020 #25
cwydro Dec 2020 #29
cwydro Dec 2020 #27
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #37
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #36
cwydro Dec 2020 #41
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #46
cwydro Dec 2020 #47
11 Bravo Dec 2020 #49
oldsoftie Dec 2020 #50
cwydro Dec 2020 #51
11 Bravo Dec 2020 #52
GusBob Dec 2020 #10
AmericanCanuck Dec 2020 #12
cannabis_flower Dec 2020 #42
AmericanCanuck Dec 2020 #44
cannabis_flower Dec 2020 #45
coti Dec 2020 #43
tiredtoo Dec 2020 #13
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #15
bobnicewander Dec 2020 #16
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2020 #18
Roc2020 Dec 2020 #22
zentrum Dec 2020 #24
Cha Dec 2020 #26
Catherine Vincent Dec 2020 #28
cwydro Dec 2020 #30
brer cat Dec 2020 #31
Indykatie Dec 2020 #32
Snarkoleptic Dec 2020 #33
BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #35
Md.franko Dec 2020 #38
cannabis_flower Dec 2020 #39
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:12 PM

1. K & R!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:12 PM

2. Awesome story & awesome person!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:15 PM

3. i would have laid on the horn until the idiot drove away...

..and got his license number, called the cops and reported an assault. I have no patience for idiots.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:03 PM

14. Better...

Take a photo of his car license plate! Then give that to the police.

(A reason you need to have your phone close to you and make that your first action. Couple years ago I got rear-ended coming out of parking lot onto highway. Guy behind me was looking at traffic instead of who was in front of him. Bumped me just enough to cause trunk to open.

I pull to shoulder, he comes around and parked in front of me. I get out to see damage. That’s when he used that time to leave the scene. If I had that photo...!)

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Response to Grins (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:36 PM

17. Hoping she had the presence of mind to do so.

But when you see something so shockingly and disturbingly hateful, you mind might focus on the victim while the douche-nozzle drives away.

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Response to Grins (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:46 PM

19. drive thru chains are routinely capturing video and license plate info....

It's pretty much sop in the age of drive up holdups. They likely have it all on tape. Just takes a police request to get it as long as too much time hasn't passed.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:24 PM

4. Say it with me: MEAN PEOPLE SUCK

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:37 PM

5. I say photo the plates and cars, evidence, and photo into police and local news

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:58 PM

6. Thank you so much for posting this. And many blessings to Ms. Syed, a true shero.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:06 PM

7. What a wonderful story.

I hope Bryanna has an uncomplicated birth experience, and welcomes a healthy wee one into the world (scary in the time of COVID, as well as due to the inequities that Black mothers face).

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:07 PM

8. This is assault, plain and simple. Nail the idiot that did this, and ban the idiot from ever go to

another drive in ever.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:52 PM

21. +1000

I agree!

Some people can be so horrible (the man in the first car) and some can be so wonderful (Ms. Syed). I hope Brianna will be ok and have a safe delivery when it's time.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 08:40 AM

34. +1 Did the cops follow up at all?

Violent, aggressive idiots like this will keep repeating their criminal behaviors unless they face penalties for engaging in them.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:18 PM

9. Beautiful!

The best way to counteract nastiness is to do so with kindness. Feroza Syed is an inspiration for us to choose to be the best of humanity whenever we come across someone choosing to be the worst of humanity.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:24 PM

11. For The Tool Who Threw The Drink, However...

...a serious beating seems in order.
Kindness is undeserved in his case.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:50 PM

20. A beating?

Really? A fan of violence, are you?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 05:11 PM

23. On Occasion, Yes

Can I still post here?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:29 PM

25. As am I, in certain instances (like THIS one), Prof. Will we be chastised?

Oh, I hope not!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:36 PM

29. Thank goodness there are people like the woman who helped the fast food worker.

Internet tough guys really don’t do a lot of good, do they?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:34 PM

27. I don't care where you post.

Anyway, internet tough guys can post anywhere they want, right?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

37. Hey, i'm still here!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

36. For people like that, sometimes its the only way to get through to them.

Bullies need their ass whipped; or public shaming.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 03:25 PM

41. Tell me how this would work. You're the one who pulls up in the drive-thru and finds the worker cry-

ing and soaked.

So, you then burn rubber out of the lot in pursuit of the drink thrower? Assuming you find him, you do what? Run him off the road, pull him out of the car and proceed to “asswhip” him?

Then perhaps he shoots you? Or “asswhips” you? Or someone calls police to report that someone is being “asswhipped” on the side of the road, and police respond?

Your explanation for beating someone up will be what? You’re a hero?

Please tell me how said “asswhipping” unfolds in these narratives? Genuinely curious.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:13 PM

46. Oh lord. I'm speaking generally. No, you dont chase the guy down

You chase the guy down and do anything YOU probably get arrested.
Dont you think if someone had whipped Trumps ass when he was a bit younger it might have affected his bullying? If someone had cracked Martin Shkrelli's head after being scammed out of a couple million he MIGHT think twice before starting another short selling scam?
Usually the ONLY thing that gets thru to people like this is someone hurting them either physically or by humiliating them in public.
The person who threw the drink has done shit like this before. Probably worse. And they'll change when someone puts them in their place. I didnt say "By God if I would've been there, I would've beat his ass!!" No, I, personally, likely wouldnt; i'm in my 60s!

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #46)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:12 PM

47. Thank you!

And yes, I agree with you that a good ass kicking would have done both those guys a world of good!

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Response to cwydro (Reply #47)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:51 PM

49. Really? A fan of violence, are you?

FFS, no one on this thread threatened that they were going to kick the guy's ass, only that said ass needs kicking.

You saw that as an opportunity to trot out the tried and true "internet tough guy" ad hominem bullshit.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:10 PM

50. "said ass needs kicking". I love that.

I like that we can discuss punishing the fool and at the same time be grammatically correct!!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #49)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:22 PM

51. Ah, ok.



Hit a nerve, eh?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 07:57 PM

52. Clearly one of us did.

But you keep on being you.

(Love the smilie, by the way. It adds much gravitas to your reply.)

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:24 PM

10. Our country would be better off if there were mandatory retail service

In Isreal they have mandatory military duty

here, upon reaching 18 years of age, every person spend 6 months working the OTHER side of the counter

we would be a much more polite society

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:28 PM

12. It is assault with a deadly weapon

 

She should have jotted down the license plate number ... but I suppose that's what security cameras are for.

I'm surprised the culprit hasn't been apprehended yet

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Response to AmericanCanuck (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 08:57 PM

42. It is assault but

I don’t think anywhere would consider a cup of coke with ice a deadly weapon.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 09:36 PM

44. cup of coke full of ice can cause severe cerebral contusions

 

if it has enough velocity and hits the forehead of the target.

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Response to AmericanCanuck (Reply #44)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:33 AM

45. Come on

A cup of Coke with ice is a slush and I’m sure that guy wasn’t Babe Ruth.

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Response to AmericanCanuck (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 09:01 PM

43. LOL- yeah, this incident might be getting exaggerated just a tad in this thread.

But, hey, it's the Internet.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 03:54 PM

13. Glad to read this

Shows we still have enough good people in this world to overcome the assholes.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:29 PM

15. i like stories with a ending like this .

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:29 PM

16. Great story for my heart.

You practiced your love for humankind.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:44 PM

18. Bravo!!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:52 PM

22. simply give the drink back and say 'no ice'

arrogant and wicked. the reaping is lurking for them.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:23 PM

24. How Beautiful.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 06:53 PM

26. KR! TY!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:36 PM

28. This happened to my 16 yr old niece years ago

An angry customer threw her drink at my niece. Unfortunately, she was fired because my niece retaliated and threw fries at the customer.🙂

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:42 PM

30. A truly good person.

Very impressed and so happy there are people like this still.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2020, 08:43 PM

31. Wonderful story.

Warms my heart.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 08:24 AM

32. Cool Story But Why Didn't She Set Up a Go Fund Me Account for Donations?

I can imagine some people would be reluctant to send money to someone with that kind of lack of transparency. I frequently contribute to GFM campaigns. I'm not even familiar with Venmo and Cash App for donations or payments.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 08:31 AM

33. The response to this incident restores my faith in humanity.

Kindness is everything, particularly in these difficult times.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 11:57 AM

35. What a terrific human being, and what a terrific idea - her whole response, in fact.

The only thing that would make it better is a phone shot of his license plate and an assault charge. That would complete the picture.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:12 PM

38. Some people are just a disgrace

Some people just don’t get the concept of being “decent”

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 12:16 PM

39. A bit embarrassed to admit....

In my younger days I once threw a hamburger and drink at the manager of a Sonic. But she did sort of ask for it.

The meal was $2.99 and being someone who is good at math I knew it should come to $3.24 with tax and I had exactly $3.24.

So I ordered and when the girl brought it out she said it was $3.49. So I told he that the price was calculated wrong and it should be $3.24 and that was all I had. And she took the money and left the food.

Well a few minutes later after I’d already take a few sips out of the drink and a few bites out of the hamburger, the manager comes out and says “The price is $3.49. Either give me the rest of the money or give back the food.” So to her shock I threw it at her. Then I left hungry over 24 cents.

Later I called the owner and told him what happened. I told him I was wrong to throw the food at her but she should have listened to me when I said the price was wrong and not come out and demanded 25 cents I didn’t have and I’d be willing to apologize to her if she would apologize to me. He said I was right that the price should have been $3.24 and even sent me coupons for 3 free combos and I went back and we apologized to each other.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2020, 01:43 PM

40. I really hope the fast food worker didn't get fired for accepting the tip

Word of advice: never, ever tip a Home Depot employee. One of the first things we are told in orientation is accepting a tip is a termination offense. If we can’t talk the customer out of giving us a tip (I was a HD employee but haven’t been for years) we are to take it to a manager and it will be added to the Homer Fund, which is an emergency relief fund for our employees.

I would imagine most fast food joints are the same way. The logic is, if someone gives an employee a tip they might expect “special favors” like only being charged for nine boards when they bought 10.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:29 PM

48. Great story

Thank you for posting this

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