A woman was waiting for a single item at the deli. A couple cut in the line ahead of her and ordered a food tray for that weekend, putting her on the path of revenge.
A Fateful Trip to the Deli
OP (Original Poster) had to make dinner and found that she was missing an ingredient. To get the ingredients, she had to go straight to the deli counter.
Hurry Up and Wait
When OP got to the grocery store, they were busy. The deli had a line, so OP waited 10 minutes to get the item she needed to make dinner.
Before OP could get to the counter, a couple cut in front of her. It was a woman and her husband, who looked in a hurry.
What’s So Important?
OP couldn’t believe they had cut in line to order a veggie tray for the weekend. The weekend was five days away, but apparently, they couldn’t wait for one more person, so they cut OP off when it was her turn.
She wrote, “A woman and her husband saw the line and decided they didn’t want to wait to put in their veggie tray order for the weekend.”
OP tried to protest their rudeness and said quietly, “I’m sorry, but I was actually next.”
The couple turned around to glance at her but didn’t say anything. They ignored her statement entirely and continued with placing their order.
The Disrespect Is Real
While there had been no way to be sure, OP knew they had heard. Unfortunately, the worker didn’t hear her and took the order of the line-cutting couple.
The Veil of Self-Doubt
OP was stunned but also upset with herself. Why hadn’t she said something or made a bigger deal out of being disrespected like that in public?
OP could only berate herself for not seeing this coming. Time is valuable, but OP had been too timid to reclaim her spot in the line.
The Start of Something
The amount of disrespect OP experienced made her promise she wouldn’t put up with that again. Her time, after all, was just as valuable as the couple’s.
Stand Up Straight
OP didn’t know why people felt comfortable disrespecting her, but she knew it had to end. That was when she had an idea.
Best Served Cold
An hour after the event, OP had done some soul-searching, and it was clear she needed to teach this couple a lesson.
Since they were standing right next to each other at the counter, OP had heard their order, phone number, and names.
The Veggie Monster
Fortunately, OP loved vegetables. The couple had just ordered a veggie tray for their weekend party, so a plan had begun to form in OP’s mind.
The Best Revenge
OP then realized all she had to do to teach this couple a lesson was show up earlier on Saturday. She would pick up their order before they arrived, pay for it, and her revenge would be exacted!
She wrote, “I’ll still pay for it since it isn’t prepaid, so no crime committed.”
What Redditors Think
Redditors had a lot of advice, and much of it revolved around preventing someone from cutting in line.
One Redditor said, “Tell the person who cut that you don’t mean to interrupt them, but there is a spider on their back. You might not get your place in line back, but you will at least have caused them some kerfuffle.”
Another said, “After you pick up the veggie tray, stick around for a while so you can see their faces when they are told that it’s already gone.”
Other Redditors pointed out that the lesson being taught might not have the intended effect.
One of them brought up, “I don’t know. They may take it out on the workers and be forced to fall over themselves, apologizing and giving them a new free veggie tray and may even be written up. If you have their phone number, I’m sure you can use that for some kind of revenge. Put them on telemarketing lists or something? Something that doesn’t involve innocent store workers who have a hard enough job as it is.”
Do you agree with some of the Redditors that the employees are going to be the ones who pay for this lesson? Should OP continue with her revenge plan?
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