Well that escalated quickly...
We’ve all seen videos of people flipping their top in public over seemingly nothing. Adults can sometimes act like children when they don’t get their way, even with actual children present. Even the most minuscule thing can send some folks over the edge in a temper tantrum.
Most of the time, we just assume that they probably have some deeper issues that aren’t being properly dealt with, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any guilty pleasure in watching grown adults act like crybabies. The following gallery contains accounts of real people sharing stories of their most ridiculous hot-headed encounters…
“Don’t touch the garlic!”
A new guy working in the kitchen at the pub I bartended at started screaming and yelling one day because the jar of garlic was in the wrong fridge. Literally freaked the hell out on the kitchen manager, then stormed thru the busy pub screaming that we were all useless, and he made sure to give me the finger and tell me to f*** myself on his way out. (notwherethewindblows)
My mother throws regular tantrums. Once, while upset in a supermarket, she full-on regressed and started screaming (in public), “I want my daddy!” again and again. My grandfather had died some five years before. (cookiesforall)
I worked at a kind of prestigious summer camp for high schoolers. Part of our check-out procedure required that the adult checking out a student needed to have photo ID. Standard safety procedure.
This woman comes in and one of our staff members reminds her that she’ll need an ID to check out her kid. Immediately she has a bad attitude and says “Well My ID is in the car and I’m not getting it,” and then goes upstairs to get her kid. My boss warns me to make sure she shows an ID and when she gets to the check-out table I politely ask for it (even though I know she doesn’t have it).
This woman flips her lid, in front of her 2 children and starts screaming about how she’s not going to get and ID and how she can leave with her kid. I tell her it’s a safety precaution and we can’t allow her son to leave without verifying her identity.
Then she starts pushing her son towards the door telling him to go to the car and drags her terrified little daughter along. My boss has to block the door as this woman is screaming about how nobody told her she needed an ID (she received an email a week prior and a reminder at the door) and how the parking lot was too far (it wasn’t) and basically the entire lobby is staring at her. My boss tells her he will walk to the car with her son to get her ID. So that happens, she sits across from me all huffy and glaring and when my boss gives her her ID she throws it on the table in front of me and then snatches it out of my hand.
She made a 5 minute check out procedure last half an hour because she didn’t want to make the 2 minute trip to her car…. (sctrex)