Feisty McDonald’s employee defends herself after man attacks her for lack of straws
The no straw policy of many fastfood joints to curb plastic waste has been drawing mixed reactions from its customers. There are some who laud the measure as a proactive stance on a global problem while there are also some who dismiss it as a superficial marketing strategy to pretend to care about the planet.
Well, in St. Petersburg, Florrida, the McDonald’s branches have yet to implement a full ban on straws but the fastfood chain also does not make them available in the lobby. Instead, a city ordinance requires the customers to ask the fastfood crew for one if they choose to get it.
Unfortunately, one of the customers was triggered by the lack of straws and proceeded to get into a heated argument with the counter staff Yasmine James which led to the man attacking the employee. The employee did not simply become a victim and actively defended herself against the assault.
In the viral video posted by Brenda Bandudi, the petite employee was seen giving as good as she got as she yelled at the man who wanted to hurt her over the straws.
The man has since been arrested by authorities while the employee has earned praise for the way she stood up for herself. (ANGEL ONG)