Manners are a double-edged sword.

Whether you’re being polite out of genuine kindness, social obligation, or just because you’re too much of a hopeless introvert to be frank with anyone, there come moments when the polite and realistic halves of your brain get into an internal screaming match about how to handle the sheer audacity of someone’s actions.

Twitter user @LittleCecil2 brought us a riveting story of white-hot public tension surrounding a pastry. It starts great, but wait ’till you get to the twist ending.

Oh boy…

Once might have been a mistake. But then…

Speaking up is out of the question. It’s time to strategize.


Now it’s getting personal.

This is a matter of integrity.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Personally, I think I’d probably move to a new country with a new identity and start a new family after something that embarrassing. Glad he took it so well.

What manners-stand-offs have you had?

Tell us in the comments.