“The Jack in the Box on Meridian Ave. S. in South Hill was busy Monday afternoon, and there was a long wait at the drive-thru,” nypost.com reports. “When the car in question got to the window, the teenagers copped an attitude with employees.” Wait. What?
According to merriam-webster.com someone who “cops an attitude” is attempting to “show that he or she is more important or better than other people by behaving in a rude or unpleasant way.”
How do we know the teens thought themselves superior? I reckon they were simply hangry, uncivilized brutes. Like this . . .
After she got her food, the 19-year-old woman who was driving said workers forgot her drink and didn’t give her enough nuggets. She then said there was something in her drink and threw the cup through the window at an employee.
In retrospect, the JIB employee would have been well advised to put a fast-acting tranquilizer in the teen’s drink. Or something . . .
The employee closed the window, and the driver and a 14-year-old girl who was a passenger got out of the car and began punching the window and cursing. A group of employees finally went to the window to see if the car had left, and the passenger pulled a handgun and pointed it at them.
The employees dived to the floor and the car left, but witnesses had written down the license-plate number.
The police eventually rounded up all the delinquents and charged them with a variety of offenses.
No doubt our judicial system will mete out appropriate punishment and rehabilitate the youngsters involved. Either that or they’ll end up complaining about prison food. What are the odds?