Waitresses deal with a lot of difficult customers, but things took a wild turn at a downtown Atlanta Waffle House earlier this week when a server allegedly pulled a gun on a complaining customer. According to customer Candy Franklin, a dispute over his breakfast order ended in “gun violence.”
“It all happened over cheese eggs. At first, they didn’t bring them to me. Then they brought me normal eggs and I said that I ordered eggs with cheese on it,” Franklin told FOX 13. “I tipped her and everything. It was all a normal dispute over food. I never in a million years thought it would come to gun violence.”
“I was looking down at my food making sure it was right and that’s when I just saw people running. I look up and she had the gun at me,” he explained. “I didn’t think she would shoot then she cocked it back. So, I was like maybe she is about to do something. Now, it’s time for me to turn into Rambo and get out of there.”
The customer said he was particularly frightened because he’s been on the other end of a firearm before and recently “lost a brother to gun violence.”
The waitress, now identified as Angelica Patterson, had a different version of the story. She said Franklin took issue with his order immediately and she corrected it multiple times. When she went outside for a smoke break, Patterson said Franklin followed her out and continued to complain.
No witnesses have verified Franklin’s account of the story, but police and Waffle House management are investigating, WKRC-TV reported.
The main takeaway here: if you order cheese eggs and you get plain ones, you might want to just eat them. The cheese just isn’t worth the Rambo story that you concocted in your head. Oh, and tip your servers well.