Trouble is Brewing
You never want to see people getting into a brawl, but what happens when it’s a grandma that’s ready to throw the first punch?
That’s exactly what happened in this viral story about an elderly woman who put a much younger bully in his place when he was rude to a grocery store clerk!
It all started when the clerk asked the angry man to see his ID in order to verify that his beer purchase was legal.
A heated exchange then occurred between the two that left the man fuming and the clerk trembling.
The man slammed his ID on the counter, "Do I really look like a teenager trying to sneak some booze?" he growled.
"I'm 28, for God's sake. I can legally drink, and I don't appreciate you treating me like a criminal."
It's Store Policy
The clerk visibly recoiled but quickly regained her composure, "I'm sorry, sir, but it's store policy to verify age before selling alcohol."
The guy just scoffed at this. "Yeah because obviously, someone who's underage is going to come in here and buy a six-pack at 11 am on a Tuesday."
The clerk was clearly shaken and meekly replied, "I'm just following the rules, sir."
"Well, maybe the rules need to change," the guy shouted. "It's ridiculous that I have to jump through hoops just to buy a drink. Meanwhile, there are people out there breaking actual laws and getting away with it."
At this point, the clerk just shut down. She scanned his beer and gave him his receipt without another word.
A New Challenger Appears
At this point, everyone watching the scene thought it was over…but things were just getting started!
Right after the incident, someone else in line started speaking up:
"How dare you speak to this young woman like that!"
The guy, who was even angrier now, spun around in line, probably hoping to give someone else a piece of his mind, only to see it was a small, elderly woman who had made the comment!
Don't Mess with Grandma
The elderly woman didn’t let up: "You should be ashamed of yourself for treating someone with such disrespect."
The guy clearly was caught off guard that an old woman would call him on his BS, but that didn’t stop him from putting his foot in his mouth again.
"Uh, who are you supposed to be, my grandma?" he scoffed, trying his best to hide a smirk.
Grandma's Not Playing
The old woman's face changed into a look of disbelief, and that’s really when things went off the wall.
"I most certainly am not your grandma," she replied. "But if I were, I would whoop your a** for how you're treating this poor girl."
"Lady, if you think I'm going to be intimidated by some geriatric scolding, you've got another thing coming."
With those words, she narrowed her eyes and stepped forward confidently until they were face-to-face before saying:
"Well, I may be geriatric, but at least I still have my original teeth. You won’t be able to say the same if you keep causing a scene here."
His Tail Between His Legs
A crowd had gathered by this point to watch the spectacle, and many of them gasped or laughed while the humiliated man finally got the picture and slinked off in shame.
With composure restored throughout the store once more, people resumed their shopping like nothing had happened at all.
But I will never be able to forget the beautiful moment when an old woman almost knocked a bully’s teeth out for being a jerk!
An Important Lesson to Learn
And so the moral of the story is clear:
It's never a good idea to mess with a store clerk…especially if there is a feisty elderly woman nearby!
This guy’s cocky attitude and disrespectful behavior towards the store clerk attracted the attention of an elderly lady who had no problem putting him in his place.
The way she shut him down about his teeth was savage and had everyone in the store laughing.
It just goes to show that no matter how tough you think you are, there's always someone out there who can give you a run for your money.
So, if you're going to act like a tough guy, make sure you're prepared to face off against an angry granny!