Qantas Chief Executive is slammed with pie by anonymous man during speech in Perth

We've all seen one variation or another of a cartoon character smashing a pie in another's face.

Maybe as children we thought that an appropriate response to someone saying something we didn't like or maybe even just a fun prank to play on someone was to, you know, through a pie all up in their grill.

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Apparently, some adult still haven't gotten the memo that this maybe isn't the most proper way to go about handling things.

Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian airline Qantas, was personally victimized by a pie (moment of silence for his face) when an unidentified man walked up to Joyce and just slammed the delectable dessert right in his pie-hole.

Joyce was on stage addressing a business breakfast of about 500 in Perth, Australia when the incident occurred.

The pie-thrower's (let's call him that) intentions were unclear, though it was reported that Joyce was talking about Qantas' latest initiative to begin offering non-stop flights between London and Perth.

Joyce left to clean his face immediately, like a true gentleman, returning to the crowd with an epic one-liner:

"Now, if there are any more pies can you get it over with now."

Fortunately, no one took him up on the offer.

A witness called the entire thing a 'bizarre situation' and we think that just about sums it up.

Pie-throwing-man is currently in custody — all we know about him is that he's in his 60s or 70s.

The crust might have been flaky, but the Pie Man certainly was not when it came to going through with his devious plans — Let's hope we can all find a safe and peaceful conclusion to what we'll call #PieGate2K17.

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