Have you ever had an encounter with an entitled person? It can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially when it turns confrontational. In this story, Zara, a hardworking mother, experiences just such an encounter while shopping with her daughter. Let’s see what happened.
Her Regular Shopping Trip
Zara was in the middle of a routine shopping trip at Wally World with her young daughter when an entitled woman, Becky, appeared out of nowhere.
A Strong Look
The woman was decked out in an obnoxiously pink outfit, fake gaudy jewelry, and had badly dyed hair, nails long enough to make a tiger jealous, and a face that could curdle milk.
It caught Zara completely off guard when she felt a sharp jab in the shoulder with those nails, and she turned around to face the entitled woman.
She Demanded Her Help
Becky immediately demanded that Zara load four bags of dog food in her cart, pointing at the 40-lb bag that Zara had just loaded into her own cart.
She didn’t use a “please” or even a polite “would/could you,” just an order that made it clear she considered Zara beneath her.
She Should Have Been Polite
Despite the fact that she was wearing jeans, sneakers and a black hoodie from a local haunted house, so clearly didn’t work there, Zara tried to be polite.
She told Becky that she didn’t work there and that she was just shopping.
But She Was Rude
But Becky was not satisfied with that answer. Her lip curled even harder and she sounded insulted when she asked, “So you’re not going to help me?”
Zara just reiterated that she needed to finish her own shopping and started to walk away with her daughter, hoping to avoid the kind of confrontation that she had seen in so many online stories.
She Did What?!
Unfortunately, that was a mistake. As Zara turned to walk away, Becky grabbed her by the hood of her sweater and yanked her back!
Zara was suddenly choked and freaked out, but her maternal instincts kicked in, and she knew she had to protect her daughter.
She Swung Her Arm Back
Despite her training in self-defense and martial arts, she swung her arm back as hard as she could, making contact with something hard enough that Becky let go with a yelp.
She Ran to the Store Front
Zara immediately high-tailed it to the front of the store to report what had happened.
The employees, manager, and security were on their game and immediately went looking for Becky as soon as Zara told them what happened and gave a description.
Zara Was Planning on Pressing Charges
Unfortunately, Becky was gone by the time they went looking for her. The manager still contacted the police, and Zara filed a police report. She definitely wanted to press charges if she could.
She Fled the Scene
According to security, after Zara hit Becky’s bracelet-covered wrist with her closed fist and ran off, Becky looked really upset and insulted but then got an “oh no!” look on her face.
She Looked Directly at a Camera
She started looking around until she looked directly at a camera. Becky then grabbed her purse and sprinted out of the store, leaving her cart and groceries behind.
The manager promised to keep an eye out for her, and the police said they would contact Zara if needed.
She Had Been Assaulted
Zara’s hand had a bruise from how hard she hit Becky, and she left a line on her neck from trying to choke her.
But her daughter had no idea that anything bad had happened. She was giggling when Zara was running her and the cart to the front.
As Luck Would Have It
The next day, Zara received a call from the officer she had talked to.
Either Becky grew a conscience, or someone forced her to turn herself in, but she showed up at the police station the next day looking like a scolded puppy.
She’s in for a Rough Time
The officer asked if Zara still wanted to press charges and said Becky would likely get probation or community service.
Zara said that she did still want to press charges.
Why Had She Turned Herself In?
Zara couldn’t help but wonder what had made Becky turn herself in. Did she actually feel bad?
Did her husband/wife or whatever ask her why she didn’t have the dog food and force her to confess?
Or did she come in so she wouldn’t be arrested and get a lighter sentence?
She Knew One Thing
She didn’t know, but she was sure of one thing: never turn your back on a rabid animal!
Zara’s experience at Wally World serves as a cautionary tale about entitlement and the dangers of confrontational behavior.
Treat People How You Want to Be Treated
It’s a reminder to always treat others with respect and kindness, regardless of their appearance or position.
Nobody deserves to get treated as inferior or mistreated, especially in a public setting.
Everyone Deserves Respect
The moral of this story is that we must treat each other with basic human decency and kindness. It’s important to remember that everyone we encounter is a human being with feelings, thoughts, and lives outside of our own.
Always Ask Before Assuming
We should communicate with each other with respect, politeness, and empathy and always ask before assuming or demanding.
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