A video recently went viral on the subreddit r/PublicFreakout, which chronicles tales of people who fly off the handle in public for very little reason.
With nearly 33 thousand upvotes, one of the most dramatic videos recently uploaded to the page depicts a woman who, upon seeing a young couple kissing, goes on an abusive tirade against everyone in the restaurant.
According to the young man, the woman went off after he kissed his girlfriend on the top of the head, and he decided he'd better start filming the encounter.
"'You know what? I want a refund' Ah. There it is."
"'Im not getting paid' Nice."
"And using 'I'm an American!' in an attempt to win an argument"
"Nothing against the US, I think it's great in a lot of ways. But has anyone ever said this in a video, and not been a complete douchebag?"
"The groan made in unison by everyone when she asked the guy where he was from was perfect. It just goes to show how detached from reality morons like this lady are."
"I wish I can be witness to a freak out like this some day. I'd feel so good to tell someone like her to f*** off straight to her face"
"God, she was still going when the video ended."
"'You're harbouring a lot of shit arn't you?' -THIS STATEMENT-"
"The couple getting yelled at are a perfect example of how to handle this situation. They didnt argue or get mad, and just let psycho dig herself deeper. She ruins her credibility every time she opens her mouth."
"This is rather old - it was posted on FB and people found her page. There were other videos posted of her doing this same thing to other people and unbelievably she is a cam girl, or at least was back when this happened. Here is what the guy who was getting harassed wrote:"
"Last night my girlfriend of four years and I were waiting patiently for a lady to order her food at this restaurant in Santa Monica, and I had my arms around her from behind and maybe kissed her on the top of the head once or twice, but that was the extent of it."
"Out of nowhere, the lady (who was finalizing her transaction) looks at us and exclaims emphatically how inappropriate PDA was and how uncomfortable it was making her. I thought she was joking because of how little we were actually making contact. I turned and kissed my girlfriend on the cheek and made a loud smack, and that's where she really lost it. I immediately knew I had to get this on camera, so that's about where the video picks up."
"We tried to stay as calm as possible. I was trying not to engage as I knew this lady was clearly nuts, but when she started calling my girlfriend a sl**, w***e, etc, and when she stepped closer to her, that's when I started getting angry. In retrospect, I'm proud that we didn't sink to her level or anything like that but wish I would've said some more clever remarks. Oh also, I f***ed up by not filming in portrait mode – Sorry about that."
Twitter was equally weirded out by the bizarre exchange.
Apparently the video has been around for a while, but it's no less shocking upon repeated viewings.
Many found her "I'm an American!" line especially telling.
In our digital age, it's more important than ever to remember to be on your best behavior while in public.
You never know who might catch your outburst on video and send it into the viral stratosphere!
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