A few years ago, my husband was in the drive-through at a coffee place, waiting in line. When he got up to the window and got his coffee, the lady handed him his change and he dropped it.
As he said, if it had just been a few quarters or something he wouldnít have cared, but he had paid with a ten-dollar bill so there were one and two dollar coins in the change. Not being overly rich, he got out of the car to pick it all up.
Apparently this was very inconsiderate of him, because the man behind him flew out of his vehicle in a rage, and proceeded to attack my husband and punch him as he was bent over picking up his change. After the guy landed a few punches, my husband managed to escape back into his car and lock himself in, the other guy still screaming and pounding on the windshield and driverís window. He was right up against my husbandís car so he couldnít proceed out of the drive-through. Finally the idiot got back into his own vehicle, still yelling and honking his horn.
This may be a worth a spot in etiquette hell as well, but my husband was so enraged by the immature behavior of the other man that he refused to move. This meant that the whole drive-through line was being held up, during morning commuting time when everyone and his dog stops at this popular Canadian coffee chain on the way to work. After a few minutes the manager came out to see what was happening. My husband told him, ďIím not moving until you get that *holeís license number and call the police on him for assaulting and threatening me.Ē He then handed the manager his card with his own name and number on it. The manager agreed to do so, my husband got out of the lineup and everyone went on with their day.
The police contacted him later and let him know that they didnít press any charges, but they did give the guy a good talking to. Asharah's comment: Isn't it the decision of the person assaulted to press charges or not? Are the rules different in Canada? If there is a moral of the story, I guess it is that you shouldnít try to get between a man and his morning coffee. 1128-08