Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - A Pointed Argument


When I am upset with service at a restaurant, I generally leave a tip that is appropriate to the level of service or if the food is not so good, I just don't come back. Some people, however, react differently as you can see by the story below.

Woman Draws Sword During Argument at Pizza Hut

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville woman faces first-degree disorderly conduct and menacing charges after police said she took out a sword during an argument at a Pizza Hut.

According to an arrest report, Wynika Mason was causing trouble at the Pizza Hut on Seventh Street Road and police were called.

When police arrived, she began yelling at them.

Customers and employees were in the restaurant, and employees said they felt threatened by Mason’s behavior. Police were told Mason had a sword with her and began yelling and pulling it out of the scabbard. Mason’s brother said he took the sword from her and put it in the car.

Officers were given consent to search the vehicle and found the sword on the driver’s seat.

It appears the Wynika has issues with her communication skills. I don't care how bad your pizza is, you just don't go all Samurai in a restaurant....not even Benihana where they approve of great work with sharp objects.

Truth is, I have never had to unsheathe my sword over a bad meal. Bad service??? Well, maybe I
just toyed with the handle a bit to get my point across. But never released from the scabbard. Okay, I exaggerate - I don't even own a sword.

What really puzzles me is why are they letting her into the restaurant with a sword? Wouldn't you either ask her to take it back to her vehicle or immediately call the cops right after she walks in, slams her sword on the counter and orders up a combo with "NO ANCHOVIES, DAMMIT!" Maybe, just maybe we have anger issues here. Hmmmm? I guess I'd be angry, too, if my parents named me Wynika. Always having to pronounce it for people. Always having to spell it. Perhaps that was the issue here. After she ordered her pizza they asked her name and replied, "Could you spell that for me?" after she gave it to them. Then she went ballistic. It was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Fortunately, her brother was there to separate her from the sword so nobody got hurt. Poor guy having to follow his sister around to keep her out of trouble. What a life.

One thing is certain, when Wynika pulled out her sword and began threatening people with it, a chorus of voices from every patron in the store sang out"What the Hell?"

12 comments:

Titanium said...

This is just CLASSIC. Gotta love a sword-wielding, Pizza Hut dweller with temper! (or not)

MorningAJ said...

I have a surname that people regularly get wrong - even when I spell it for them. I might JUST have sympathy for this one ;)

Unknown Mami said...

Thanks for the laugh. I've never even considered going all samurai. Now I have options.

Dr. Heckle said...

Maybe she brought it in to slice the pizza?

Chef Kar said...

Yes, "WTF?" would have been on my lips as well. Love your angles on this one MM. I needed the laugh, in spite of the potential serious nature of the crime (to which I am a bit sensitive to today).

BTW, sorry to have been so absent as of late. Trying to get back to writing and checking in. Hope all is well with you and Mrs. MM.

Hugs,

Karis ("that's spelled like Paris with a 'K'"~ I say this daily, sans sword).

Autumnforest said...

Yes, they really should have coat-checked the sword at the door. Benihana--haha!

Adsila said...

Next time Pizza Hut, don't forget the breadsticks.

Brian Miller said...

dr heckle stole my line...haha...i had a guy chase me out of a pizza shop with a knife once...his girlfriend was our waitress...long story, involving blinky flowers...oh nevermind...

KB said...

Makes me wonder what she was doing with a sword on her in the first place.

Me said...

Seriously, MM - Every week, I get hung up on a point on your WTH story...and you never fail to point out that very thing in your commentary. This week, no exception.

Because really. If I worked at Pizza Hut and some chick came in with a SWORD, ummm...WTH??? :)

-C

Pheromone Girl said...

I'm glad I don't have a sword today. Only this spork with the plastic knife. It's a good thing...

Mama Zen said...

I guess you never know when you might need your sword!