Rude Man Curses Out Train Passenger & Karma Swiftly Steps In

We've all been there. Our morning commutes are hell, our lives are stressful, and we sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day anxieties that we explode, hopefully, in the privacy of our homes. One thing we aren't allowed to do: curse out a random commuter who has the nerve to unknowingly stand in our way on the train while we're rushing to get to a job interview. Besides being rude tacky, if you're anything like one unlucky man in England, you run the risk of finding out the man who is about to interview you for a job is the same one you just verbally assaulted. Oopsie.


Matt Buckland is the head of recruitment at London's investment company Forward Partners. Buckland is also a train commuter who just happened to be traveling to work on the same line as a disgruntled man who thought he was standing in front of him as he tried to get off the train. Buckland says the man pushed him and he turned and explained that he was disembarking too, but that the guy wasn't in any mood to listen to reason and cursed him out by telling him he should "f**k himself."

Good morning to you, too!

Buckland and his new friend probably thought they'd never see each other again. Consider it fate. Of all of the 8.3 million people living in London who could have walked into his office later that day seeking a job as a web developer, guess who came strolling through the door?

Buckland explained it best on Twitter:


The man didn't recognize Buckland at first and proceeded to interview for the job. Later, Buckland says he asked the man how he got to the building and that's when it hit him like a ton of bricks.

Do you want to curl up and die for him right now? I know I do.

The good news is that both men were able to have a laugh over the incident, though Buckland said he ultimately didn't get the job—and not because of the train outburst.

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Moral of the story: don't take your anger out on strangers, and not simply because you never know whether that stranger will be important in your life. Chances are, he won't. But somehow, some way, that negative energy always bounces back and hits you when you least expect it.

Have you ever yelled at a stranger in public?


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