One of the roles that I have played at each of the four military bases where I have worked over the past few years is that of being a facilitator for the Men's Anger Management Group. Today I ran across the poem, "Anger Management in the McDonald's Drive Through" by Leon Jane and felt that it accurately portrayed bits and pieces of individual stories that I have heard in the anger groups over the years.
The writer of this piece, Leon Jane, issued the following statement with his work:
I made this poem up as it isn't based on anything that I have done in a drive through. I guess I dedicate this poem to all the hard workers in our fast food industries who have to endure the likes of customers who think that they deserve a little more attention and privileges than any other person.
I second his sentiments. Always be nice to the crew kids, even when they screw up your order. Being angry negatively impacts our health, makes us look like losers, is often directed at the wrong person, and seldom changes anything. Whenever we are being served fast food, "thank you" is the appropriate response - whether it was what we ordered or not. Remember, none of it is healthy anyway!
Anger Management in the McDonald's Drive Through
by Leon Jane