Sometimes, you witness a stranger so incredibly rude there is no choice but to step in and teach them a lesson in manners.
While minding your own business is a good policy to maintain in most situations, some strangers are practically begging for a public scolding, and breaking the power of the bystander effect can be the best move in the book.
So, I went to Subway yesterday to get one of those delicious $5 footlongs.
Upon arrival, I see three girls probably about 17/18ish. The first two order and the server asks the last girl what toppings she wants. She's on her phone so she doesn't answer. The server asks her again-not being impatient or rude-just asks. The girl snapped, "Can't you see I'm on the PHONE here? God, you are so RUDE. Just wait until I'm done."
I was so offended and embarrassed for the server, so I couldn't help but say something to her, "That was extremely rude. You came here to get a sub so don't yell at her for providing the service you asked for. Just get off your phone, order your toppings and stop acting like a child."