This Redditor was on holiday watching football in a bar with his son. He ordered a piña colada, and the server laughed at him, so he decided to execute his petty revenge immediately!
Some Fun Out of Town
OP (Original Poster) was on holiday with his 14-year-old son. One evening, they decided to stop at a bar to watch a football game.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a good drink while relaxing and watching a game. Apart from this, OP was looking forward to sharing quality time with his son.
OP noted, “I don’t really drink but do enjoy a cocktail while on holiday.”
So, since he didn’t drink often, he fully intended to enjoy his sugary cocktail to the fullest.
After a brief wait, the server stopped by their table to get their order. She asked if they wanted drinks, and OP asked for a piña colada.
As soon as the words left OP’s mouth, the server “sniggered” at the order. She laughed out a sarcastic “okay” and then strode off to make his drink.
Not Manly Enough
OP was immediately annoyed at the server’s rude reaction.
He mused, “I’m just a grown man wanting to drink a tasty cocktail. What’s wrong with that?”
Furious at what had just happened, OP knew he needed to get his revenge!
It wasn’t right that he was shamed for ordering a cocktail because he’s an adult man. He especially couldn’t lose face in front of his son.
Sweet, Sweet Revenge
His chance at payback arrived when the server returned and placed his cocktail on the table.
OP said to the server, “My mum loved these. God rest her. I always have one on the anniversary of her death to remember her.”
Dancing on the Grave
Upon hearing OP’s words, the server had a visible look of horror on her face. As far as she knew, she had disrespected the memory of his not-so-departed mother.
A Fast Escape
She tried to shuffle off fast, but OP wasn’t done with her just yet. That would be letting her off too easily.
Roping Her In
OP asked for a cocktail stirrer to force her to return to his table. He wanted to really drive home that you should never harshly judge someone for the harmless things they enjoy.
Honoring the Dead
When the server returned with the cocktail stirrer, OP took a sip from the straw in his piña colada.
He then kissed his hand and pointed to the sky, doing his utmost to hold a sad look on his face. OP fully played out his role as a grieving son, there to honor the memory of his beloved mother.
Regret Sets In
OP’s act paid off. The server appeared “visibly uncomfortable” at the mess she’d landed herself in with her rude actions, as she should.
He had to stifle his laughter at the obviously distraught server.
Hide and Seek
After OP had managed to shame the server and get his laughs in, he finally stopped messing with her.
For the rest of the night, the server dodged returning to their table multiple times. Perhaps she was too embarrassed to show her face after what she’d done?
Redditors’ Two Cents
The online community came together to share a laugh at OP’s story and agree that men should be allowed to enjoy drinking whatever they want.
One Redditor summed up this sentiment with, “My boyfriend is a big 6’5” dude, and he loves the fruitiest cocktails around. He hates beer and the taste of alcohol straight. Meanwhile, I can’t handle sugary drinks. Whenever we order drinks, servers always place his cocktail in front of me and my beer in front of him. Shaking my head. Let men enjoy their cocktails!”
“My younger brother is a big guy, I mean big. He has a shaved head, many tattoos, swears like a sailor, and looks pretty scary really. He also really likes cocktails. Years ago—too many— he took me out for my 30th birthday, and we had a lovely meal and then went to sit at the bar. They had a limited-time, seasonal cocktail called a peardrop. Can’t even remember what was in it, but they were bloody good; we were both drunk by the time we left. He’s not remotely bothered or ashamed by what others might think. Enjoy your cocktails, guys! Life is far too short. Also, fair play to you, OP. That was a stunning slapback,” added another Redditor.
Inspired by OP faking his mother’s death, Redditors also shared humorous stories of how they thought their childhood pet was dead thanks to their parents’ phrasing.
One Redditor commented, “Same thing happened with my wife and her dog when they were a kid. They had a big dog, don’t remember the exact breed. They couldn’t take care of it well enough, so the dad ‘took it to the farm.’ For years, my wife thought her dad had killed it. She was telling me about it at Thanksgiving, and her dad said, ‘No, I really took it to a farmer I knew.’”
What do you think? Do you think the server deserved to be shamed, or was OP a jerk?
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This post first appeared as A Rude Server “Sniggered” at His Piña Colada Order Because It’s a Girly Drink. Furious at the Diss, He Enjoyed His “Tasty Cocktail” in a Way That Mortified Her! on Quote Ambition.