Sweet Revenge

October 27, 2021 at 1:40 pm 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 October 2021

Douglas M. MacIlroy
Photo Credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy

 

“How was your stint in the Navy?” I asked my friend who just got out.

“It was the worst experience in my life.”

“How come?

“As a cook, I had to put up with officers who treated me like trash.”

“Although I came from a third world country, I thought I was entitled to some respect.”

“Did you file a complaint?”

“No, but I did spit on their food and put urine in their coffee.”

Lesson learned. When I go out for dinner next time, I’d make sure to be nice to the restaurant staff and give a generous tip.

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39 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  October 27, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    An important lesson indeed

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      neil:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 3. Anita  |  October 28, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Have read that some sick people actually spit & do other abominable things…
    Eating out comes with a question-mark…

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      anita:

      unfortunately, it’s one of those things that can happen when you eat outside.

      Reply
  • 5. oneta hayes  |  October 28, 2021 at 5:44 am

    No point in the tip. Too late to prevent the act.

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      oneta:

      for the navy officers in question, you’re right. the damage has been done.

      Reply
  • 8. Keith's Ramblings  |  October 28, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Having been in the trade I can tell you this sort of thing does happen in restaurants – but never in mine of course!

    Reply
    • 9. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      keith:

      it really pays to be careful out there.

      Reply
  • 10. Michael B. Fishman  |  October 28, 2021 at 10:05 am

    A cautionary tale to be taken seriously!

    Reply
    • 11. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      michael:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 12. rochellewisoff  |  October 28, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I shudder to think of it. But I understand the need for respect. His friend makes a good point.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 13. plaridel  |  October 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      rochelle:

      folks who have been mistreated have a way of getting back one way or another.

      Reply
  • 14. trishsplace  |  October 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Mmm, but then I think of he could do that perhaps he deserved the treatment. Because if you can do that to people, maybe your general attitude attracted disrespect. Chicken or the egg!

    Reply
    • 15. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

      trish:

      you be the judge. 🙂

      Reply
  • 16. James McEwan  |  October 29, 2021 at 1:13 am

    What a bitter friend!

    Reply
    • 17. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

      james:

      hopefully, he’d get over it somehow.

      Reply
  • 18. draliman  |  October 29, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Never upset the chef 🙂

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    • 19. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

      draliman:

      yep, you’ll never know what he does to your food behind closed door.

      Reply
  • 20. granonine  |  October 29, 2021 at 6:31 am

    That is just so gross, yet no more gross than mistreatment of people in positions of service.

    Reply
    • 21. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:02 am

      linda:

      i know.

      Reply
  • 22. Mason Bushell  |  October 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Dirty bugger! Nice revenge tale.

    Reply
    • 23. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:05 am

      mason:

      best way to get even is to hit the offender when he least expects it.

      Reply
      • 24. Mason Bushell  |  October 29, 2021 at 10:09 am

        This is true!

        Reply
        • 25. plaridel  |  October 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

          mason:

          most especially, if you’re the underdog.

          Reply
  • 26. Bill  |  October 29, 2021 at 8:14 am

    And stay out of the Navy. Great story, but don’t drink the coffee.

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  October 29, 2021 at 9:05 am

      bill:

      on rare occasions, my friend said he was even complimented for the great coffee he served. 🙂

      Reply
      • 28. Bill  |  October 29, 2021 at 10:27 am

        Thing is, aboard ship, the galley is the favorite spot for socializing with a cupa good Navy Joe. 🙂

        Reply
        • 29. plaridel  |  October 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

          bill:

          i’m sure it is. 🙂

          Reply
  • 30. pennygadd51  |  October 30, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Everybody is entitled to respect.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  October 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

      penny:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 32. Dora  |  October 30, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    And give a generous tip for next time, lol. Good one, Plaridel.
    pax,
    dora

    Reply
    • 33. plaridel  |  October 31, 2021 at 9:20 am

      dora:

      consider it insurance or assurance or whatever you may want to call it. 🙂

      Reply
      • 34. Dora  |  October 31, 2021 at 9:23 am

        Exactly. :>)

        Reply
        • 35. plaridel  |  November 3, 2021 at 10:29 am

          dora:

          🙂

          Reply
  • 36. ahtdoucette  |  October 31, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Always good practice. Also, be nice and talk to other people like people. All the time.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  November 3, 2021 at 10:28 am

      anne:

      always was, always is, always will be. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. msjadeli  |  October 31, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    UGH. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Reply
    • 39. plaridel  |  November 3, 2021 at 10:28 am

      msjadeli:

      that’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply

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