What in the Mac is this world coming to? Can't we all just behave ourselves at the drive-through? According to witnesses, Evangeline Marrero Lucca of North Carolina cut into the line at her local McDonald's drive-through. She bypassed the order window and the pay window, pulling up right at the pick-up window. LIKE YOU CAN JUST DO THAT. And then she refused to budge until someone took and delivered her order. Which means she stayed there for 20 minutes.
What happened next is what always seems to happen when you have people behaving badly in public these days: Police stunned her with a taser. Did the police go too far? Well, shucks, maybe? But I don't think you're going to find much outrage on Evangeline's behalf.
The McDonald's employees could have made their lives -- and their customers' lives -- a lot easier if they'd just let Evangeline cut this once. But this wasn't the first time. She's a repeat offender. One employee told customer Anthony Rich that Evangeline cuts in the drive-through line all the time. "'We're not having it anymore, so we called the cops,'" Rich says the employee said.
Well, good for them. Obviously giving Evangeline a pass the first time was a mistake. What would this world look like if we all cut in line like that? So the police arrived, they tried to get her to leave, she refused, there was some back and forth, and they ended up stunning her twice before she -- oh, here's how Rich put it: "She just flopped out of the car like a fish." Rich, you were definitely the right witness to interview for this story.
Anyway, the police justified their actions claiming that Evangeline was behaving in a threatening manner. Sounds fishy to me, actually. But like I said, when you act like a jerk at the McDonald's you're not going to attract much sympathy. What is it about fast food and crazy-ass behavior, anyway? Is it the food? Why doesn't it inspire more people to sing happy songs in the drive-through instead?
Have you ever seen people cut in line at the drive-through?
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