Netizens were abuzz over a veteran’s “epic” response to a woman who made a disrespectful comment after he asked for a military discount in a restaurant. The video went viral on Facebook, garnering comments of both outrage toward the woman’s “ignorance,” as well as skepticism about the video.
In a scene where a veteran is about to place an order at a fast food restaurant, he asks the cashier if they offer military discounts. When the cashier replied that they don’t, a woman waiting to order beside him blurts out: “Wow! That is so rude!”
Hearing that comment, the astonished young veteran and the cashier turn to her and stare. The veteran, who apparently did not expect such a disrespectful comment, asked the woman what she meant.
She answered, “All of you think you’re entitled because you’re in the military and you deserve all these special privileges.”
The veteran then served her an “epic” response, which became the topic of heated dialogue online.
“It’s not a privilege, it’s a discount,” the veteran said to the woman. “A privilege is getting to go home—to go home to your family every night, to go home in a free country.
“Because some people give up their privileges, so people like you can have them,” he added before turning to the cashier. “I’m really sorry if I offended you,” he said.
Suddenly, a lady in line came up to the counter and offered to pay for the veteran’s meal, but before the cashier could accept the money, the manager then decided that the man’s meal was on the house that day.
The woman who blurted out the comment then seemed to suddenly lose her appetite, “I don’t want to order anything anymore,” she told the cashier.
The short video on Soflo’s Facebook page went viral, garnering over 7.6 million views and 2.6 million shares online.
While many internet users were enraged by the woman’s rude inquisition, making comments such as: “she disgust me,” and, “People like that [expletive] make me sick,” there were others who felt the video was staged.
“Wait how did the person recording knew there was something about to happen when the vet ask for veteran’s discount many people gonna be mad at me for making this comment but makes you wonder if that was staged or something cause it’s a bit suspicious,” shared The Terminator on YouTube.
Whether it is real or fake, surely soldiers who are ready to sacrifice their lives to protect us and our country deserve our highest respect. At the very least, there is a good message behind the young man’s words!