... A Sour Apple Tree

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Monday, April 02, 2007

It ain't called "The Tin Suggestion."

While waiting for my food at Mickey D's today, I was in line behind an obviously affluent tourist passin' through our area. Well, there was a slight error in this persons order which, of course, should have been brought to the cashier's attention in a firm yet courteous manner.

Well, that is not what happened. Instead the person acted as if the employee had personally insulted their mother or their God or their social class. the person was unnecessarily rude and hegemonic even after scoring a free Big Mac and a large Coke out of the deal.

Therefore (at the risk of finger-waggin') I'd like to remind everyone to treat service personnel like human beings. I know that sometimes we are in a rush or a bad mood or whatever, but that still doesn't excuse us from following (or attempting to follow) basic social mores.

It doesn't matter that you or your spouse may make in a day what that person makes in a week or a month. You are not superior to that person just because you are a little older, smarter, well-connected, luckier, richer, or well-educated than that person.

Remember, "do unto others..." and that no matter how big of a bad-ass you think you are, there is always someone that can "do unto you."

Note: in the interest of full disclosure, I have been guilty of this breech of of basic civility and this post is as much a reminder to myself to act like my mama taught me as it is to shame the offender.

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Blogger The Film Geek said...

Terrific post! And, I smell a jacknut nomination.

Monday, April 02, 2007  

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