I work at a hotel, and as such i have to deal with relatively ignorant and just plain stupid people (tourists) everyday. But the lady i dealt with no more then 30 min ago really takes the cake.
I had checked her in this afternoon and had had to stifle the idea she had in her head that she deserved a military discount simply because her son was in the marines. She grudgingly stopped arguing and went up to her room. She then calls down to the front desk about 45 min ago to bitch a little bit more (apparently she felt she hadnt gotten enough in while she was down here) at me about the price of her room. When i refuse to argue further about the price and tell her that she currently has the lowest possible price, she says to me, "I can't believe you can treat me like this when my son is half way across the world fightong for your 'freedom'!"
To which, i say, "My freedom? Hes not fighting for freedom. Hes fighting for oil." Not the most articulate way of explain the intricate web of deceit that is the war in iraq, i know, but give me a break i was heated.
She later comes back down for round two and decides to start throwing out old standards like "how dare you" and "your a coward", as if killing people was the one true test of honor and courage. After calling me a "liberal son of a bitch" and asking me for a card to contact the district manager (after she had asked for the manager not realizing it was me). She left in a huff mumbling something about her son being a sniper and i settled back into my chair to continue reading feeling wholly satisfied with what i had just done.