Reddit Is Furious About This Ranting McDonald's Drive-Thru Customer

We all know the internet is overwhelmed with unsolicited advice, but there are certain circumstances that make it especially irksome. Thousands of Reddit users, however, are in total agreement about a video posted to Reality Tube by an arrogant individual who seems to think it's acceptable to harass fast-food employees. Entitled "This is the experience of almost all fast-food workers," the Reddit post features a video that will make you squirm with rage.

The camera shows a McDonald's employee at a drive-thru window, sliding it closed as he completes the order. The person in the car is not ready to be shut out, however, and begins to ask the employee why he's always so impatient to serve him. Admitting that he regularly comes to the drive-thru after a night of drinking, the man continues to hassle the employee, telling him that if he does not like his job, he does not have to be there, immediately contradicting himself by saying that he's incompetent and could not get another job anyways. Redditors pointed out the irony of his comments noting, "You don't have to eat here. You have the choice to have a different meal."

How did the internet respond?

To his credit, the employee remains calm and collected, even apologizing — as much as you can to a rude customer who simply wants to feel important while having the last word. The comments were unified against the drive-thru customer's abusive behavior (via Reddit). Clearly, the customer wasn't thinking much at all when he posted a video admitting to drunk driving. Redditors were appalled at his stupidity, which was amplified by his complaint that his order was always rushed — in a fast-food drive-thru, no less.

The driver continues to lecture the worker, as though his main hobby is to attack people who are simply trying to do their job. Reddit user @icanhardlypaymyrent commented, "I always assume fast-food workers are one bad interaction away from snapping. I know because I am one." Indeed, there is zero sense of humanity in the whole confrontation and the Reddit comments suggest the behavior is fairly common in the fast-food industry. @Gokuja remarked that, "Working at McDonald's for 9 months showed me the worst in civilized humanity." 

A sense of entitlement, paired with the long-overdue notion that the customer is always right, has made it increasingly hard to work in the service industry. As Redditor @Impossible-Dare4040 said, "The bigger campaign needs to not just be [to] raise wages but also getting customers to be respectful again."