Friday, September 10, 2010

No kidding

Gotta share this weird story. So, on our way back from our summer vacation we were at a large North Eastern airport. I decided to go get a panini from a sandwich shop to have on the plane later. Little Man was in tow. The large guy with glasses at the counter said "would your little one like something?" "No, thanks, he has eaten". Then the guys says "I am required by state law to let you know that I am a registered sex offender in twenty-three states". Dumbfounded I asked "Are you serious?!" "Dead serious" he replied. I stood there kind of shocked and then he said "that will be $12.00, or free if you give me your little one." Oh. my. God. I was so freaked. I had given him my debit card before I thought about it which made me even more paranoid that he had my name. My husband and I went back and forth on whether or not that could possibly be true, but if it wasn't ...why joke about such a thing?! Was it a warning or cry for help??
Jim immediately reported it to the head of the corporation who responded promptly. They called the young man in (turns out he was only a teenager!) with a policeman present. They confronted him and he said he was just joking around and had no idea the seriousness of it. They dismissed him from his job and he is never allowed to work at the airport anymore. Sorry he lost his gig, but I guess that was a life lesson for him that some things are just NOT okay to kid about.
Oh yeah, the sandwich shop corporation sent us a nice goodie basket of sweets with a nice apology which was appreciated.
Strange-huh?!

10 comments:

otin said...

With a comment like that he is still lucky that he has teeth! That was purely stupid!!

mudmama said...

Thanks, Otin--- I completely agree!!

yonca said...

He is joking around? Ha, didn't sound funny at all.Very strange!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

The kid must be a class A moron to say something like that. I hope he learned something from losing his job.

Lori E said...

There is no way a teenager today doesn't know that is inappropriate. Was he serious or fishing who knows. Was he stupid. Oh ya.
Did you do the right thing...well I woulda come over there and pinched your head off if you hadn't reported him.

mudmama said...

Believe me, there is NO way that would have gone unreported!!

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Oh my goodness that is a horrible joke!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Yikes, that is seriously NOT something to joke about! Good for you that you did not let it slide. A lot of people would have.....

leslie Steele said...

oh my gosh Lauren, that is seriously insane!! i can't imagine how freaked you were! who wouldn't know that's inappropriate??!! i don't care how old you are, makes you wonder about his homelife!

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