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Women ripping a receipt in a restaurant
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Sometimes we get a little lost and in need of help in our daily travel destinations.

That can be especially awkward when you're a customer.

How many of us have stumbled into a place thinking we were somewhere else?

I can't imagine being such a diva that I would stroll into a Burger King, stone-cold sober, and expect a Big Mac.

Or run into a Pizza Hut demanding an egg roll.

But... it happens.

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The Worst 'Adult Tantrums' People Have Ever Witnessed
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I've worked in retail, customer service at a movie theater, waited tables, bartended, and I'm an actor.

Trust me when I tell you, I could write a book on adult tantrums.

In fact, I could maybe craft a one-man show about it all.

Adults are crazy.

And it's funny how they tell kids to not act like a brat.

Yet so many people still live in denial about their actions.

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This might not surprise you much but you should never trust the glass in hotel rooms.

A relative of mine refuses to use glasses and would rather drink out of cups she brings with her. She said it was because hotel cleaning staff are so stretched for time that they will clean the glasses with the same rags they'd use to clean the bathrooms.

When she said that, it put me off using glasses put out in hotel rooms ever again.

But that's not the only horror story from the land of hotels, five star or otherwise.

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Some people truly think the world revolves around them, which is why it's so satisfying to see them get what they want.

Consider: When was the last time you saw someone in public freak out in a store and demand to speak to the manager? Did the manager acquiese? Or did they stand up for their employees?

We're used to hearing about employees getting the short end of the stick, of course. But the moments when things go the other way—and a terrible nuisance finds themselves unable to get what they want—is truly a sight to behold.

In short: Saying "no" or putting people in their place is the ultimate power move.

People shared their stories with us after Redditor sormatodor asked the online community,

"What was the best 'you have no power here' moment you have ever seen?"
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