A woman has revealed the truth behind her revenge on another customer at a McDonald’s drive-thru, which has gone viral on social media.

In a Facebook post, the woman said she was ordering at her local drive-thru when the driver behind her honked at her for taking too long.

“I was in a long McDonald’s drive-thru this morning and the young lady behind me honked her horn because I was taking too long to place my order,” the post read.

At first, she told herself to “take the high road” and decided to pay for both of their orders at the window.

However, when the woman backtracked the gesture when she picked up her meal. “When I got to the second window I showed both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.”

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“I had to read this a few times, picture the scene, and the glory. A triumphant win,” another wrote.

“I wish I had the guts to do something like that,” one responded.

However, others criticised the act as “spiteful” and “excessive”.

The woman later admitted the story did not actually happen to her, and the post was copied from a friend in Ireland years ago.

She told Yahoo News Australia she shared it simply to “give people a laugh and a change from the hate and violence being spread”.

“It’s been going around for years,” she said.

This article originally appeared on Over60.