Rumble At The McDonalds

I'm feeling like a bit of a dickhead for sassing an elderly man working the McDonald's drive-thru today. Here's how it all went down;

Clerk: Smile! Why aren't you smiling?! Is life so bad? Smile!

Me: Oh, ha ha. Well the kids are off school today so I'm a little worn out.

Clerk: Harrumph. In my day women were a LOT tougher. (Glare)

Me: (stunned)

Clerk: Here. Bye. (Hands me my bag of McCrap)

Me: You know. In your day. Women just faked it better.

22 comments:

Diela said...

I would imagine in his day women weren't expected to work two full time jobs, either... in the workplace *and* taking care of the house. Doris Day may have played a career woman in her time, but she got to hire a housekeeper.

LSL said...

YOU feel like a dickhead? She was very bitchy.

Kyla said...

Ha! I think you're right on.

Lotta said...

Diela - Or feel any pressure that she SHOULD be working.

LSL - It was a guy actually. I just changed the entry so that was clear. Thanks!

laughingatchaos said...

Nooo...you were totally justified. I don't think I would have come up with a comeback that quickly.

Jen said...

Yeesh. If anything you were to easy on the guy. What a creep. Um. Him, not you.

robot said...

bastard! good for you.

by the way, your new jewelry is awesome! I love that new honeycomb vintage button ring. and your pictures are perfection.

Chocolate and Steel said...

oops, I was logged in under my husband's account. "robot" was me:) But I'm sure my husband would agree that this guy was a bastard!

Judi said...

You're a McBad Ass!

(I was a total faker with my ex-usband!)

SoMo said...

I bet it is easier to smile and take care of the kids when they were off running the hood all day and mom was at home sucking on a bottle of vodka and downing some valium.

I hate when people tell me to smile. I will smile when I damn well feel like it and right now, it is not your turn.

OneDroppedStitch said...

OMG, that's freaking awesome!! Nice come back.

Katie J said...

Well, I don't think I would have said that to him. The reason? I wouldn't have thought of something good to say to him until I had driven away.

The comment was deserved Lotta and not out of line on your part.

However, I understand feeling poopy about it. Don't kick yourself too hard, ok?

sewitsforyou said...

pardon my french but what a douchebag! You had every right to say that. Good for you for being a quick thinker all of my comebacks are after the fact..lol

nicedaydesigns said...

Maybe he will think again before he tells a 'weak' modern woman to perk up and smile, great comeback, I always think of them too late. My great problem is that my cutting sense of wit is on a 3 minute time delay

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

And things are so great for him, he's working at McDonald's?

What a super sized jerk?

Christine said...

Nope, you were spot on. On behalf of mother's everywhere; Go you!

Lotta said...

Sadly, the only reason I had time to think up a witty comment was because I was harrasing a senior citizen. And they tend to move more slowly when getting your GIANT SIZED diet coke.

Delicateflowah said...

Also, their spit will have that old people smell and it will RUIN your coke...

Delicateflowah said...

I work with the public. Yesterday, a customer mentioned her husband was home sick and extra whiny because he had a scratchy throat. I told her my husband was a big baby too. We snickered and finished her order. The next customer was an old fella who said, I kid you not "In my day, women were happy to nurse their husbands back to health. They certainly did not bitch about them".
Me: Not to their faces...

I am assuming you have seen "The Man Cold" ? If not, here is a link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXLHWmjA5IE

The Introvert said...

That man either has a lousy memory or is going senile. My grandmother AND my mom bitch way more than I do.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I LOVE IT!!!

I hate when people tell me to smile. Don't f'ing tell me what to do. It's such a stupid thing to say. Maybe you weren't having such a good day. It's not his business to point that out so rudely! And I also hate when people tell you what happened 40 years ago. Get over it! You're time has passed, dude!

Lotta said...

I still feel awful that I've likely ruined the memory of his deceased wife. Now he'll be wondering if she faked it till the day he dies!