Monday, December 29, 2008

Drama At The Coffee Shop

Tonight was my weekly night out with the girls and we went to our usual haunt at Wendy's/Tim Horton's for our frosties. I told Bindi to make it extra special tonight because it was our last frosty before we begin our Big D.... diets.

Ugh. I don't even want to go there, so we'll discuss that awful topic next month!

Being that Bindi loves us she added extra M&Ms to our treats. We love her. We also love Amandeep because she makes the best frosties ever.

Then....the drama began.

It started off with this one fellow who came in and sat down at a table alone, which was all well and good, but then he started talking and laughing. All by himself. He wasn't on the phone, nor did he have a bluetooth earpiece. He was just having a wonderfully entertaining time all by himself. He kept moving from table to table, chatting and laughing away. He sat at seven different tables before he left.

While we were talking, a young girl about 20 came in and was speaking very loudly on her cell phone. Before long, she was full out yelling. Everyone stopped talking and was watching to see what was going on. It appeared that she was berating the people behind the counter. I won't even repeat some of the things she was saying because it was just so vulgar.

Jen is known for speaking her mind. If you want to know the truth about something, ask Jen. She has no time for lies, that one. If she has something to say, she says it. I appreciate that about her. So... I said to her "JEN! Do something!" Then it was "Jen! SAY something!"

Well, finally the big mouth opens up and says something.

Oh - big mouth = Kate, by the way.

"You are embarrassing yourself!" I said, and everyone - including her - turned to look at me. I said it again and then said "shame on you for yelling at them like that".

Then... she gave me the finger.


I told her that her class was overwhelming. Then she dropped a few f-bombs at me and told me to shut up.

This made Cindy absolutely irate and she said "don't you tell her to shut up!"

More f-bombs and the finger.

Cindy asked her if she was alright. (Isn't she nice?) I asked her flat out if she was on drugs or something. I said I was giving her the benefit of the doubt regarding her behaviour because rational people don't behave like that. I then lowered my voice and said "You should be ashamed of yourself saying those things. How dare you? This is their job! They are trying to make a living and this is how you treat them? Shame on you."

I do love that expression....shame on you.

F-bomb, f-bomb, f-bomb...blah blah blah...

Then she said that since I spoke to her I must want to hang out with her, so she was just going to talk to us for awhile. I said no she was not, I was done with her and turned my back on her.

Jen was all ready to throw down Philly style by the time crazy-girl left.

Ugh. I was shaking I was so angry. Where does she get off yelling at those poor people like that, in front of so many people? And this kills me... not one person stood up for those people. The line had several men in it, and not one of them said anything.

Oh but they had plenty to say after she walked out. One said that if she had touched Cindy he would have broken her neck.


Another one said he was just about to say something when I spoke up.

Sure you were buddy.

But the thing that got me was when I looked back at the counter staff a short while later to see if there was a lineup and the young guy looked at me and mouthed "thank you".

I am no hero, friends. Just a big mouth who can't stand to see someone treat others poorly. To me, if you sit by while someone is mean to someone else and you don't do anything about it, you are just as bad as they are.

In other news...

Jordan is 9 months old today and she continues on her path of brilliance. Her first tooth popped through this past week and I love seeing it when she laughs. She tried milk and loves it. She is almost crawling and is trying to pull herself up to stand. I put her on her bedroom floor with some of her toys and she was moving around so much, wanting to see, touch and play with everything. When she had enough, the lower lip came out and she shouted "MUUUUM!"

Love her. I love her little chubba legs, and the way she smiles so hard, and how her face lights up when she sees me. I love everything about her. She was so worth waiting for.

That's it for me. All this drama has tired me right out.


  1. Wow - so you're not such a big softie after all, you can be a toughie when times call for a toughie! ;)

  2. Wow. It's amazing how some people will stoop to such low levels to make them feel better about themselves.

    Good for you girls to stand up for the people behind the counter.


  3. Wow - so you're not such a big softie after all, you can be a toughie when times call for a toughie! ;)