Friday, February 12, 2010

Rude people

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength - Eric Hoffer

I was having a chat this morning about seemingly 'normal' people who turn into utter twats the moment they are being 'served' by waitstaff. Having dealt with my fair share of said people, it is of little wonder that this industry is no longer for me.

A would-be-invited guest of another customer (who was also fairly intoxicated) yesterday went past a waiter and asked them to 'get them a f$%king drink'. When is that cool to speak to people like that? When asked to leave, the friend that invited them started yelling that they were 'their guest' to come into the restaurant if they said they can come in, and then turned to my husband who was dealing with the guest being asked to leave and said 'you, go cook'. Really, is that a smart thing to say to someone preparing your food??? Although I know that would NEVER happen there, I wouldn't be so sure about saying something like that at other venues around town...

Don't get me wrong - I've had my fair share of rude obnoxious waiters too. So tell me, why do people think it's OK to treat other human beings with such rudeness?

Love to hear your thoughts or any stories of your experiences :)

7 comments:

littlechrissy said...

Out of control. It's a good thing I'm not a chef because I would have spat in their food. Or worse :-)

Bec said...

Haha, I still can't believe you ever worked in that industry, seeing as though you and I pretty much have about the same level of tolerance for bad manners (i.e. NONE :P) There really are way too many people with absolutely no class whatsoever...

bubbachenille said...

They weren't born rude! They learnt how to be rude off someone!
And....they have no right what so ever!

Daneve said...

Oh I have had my fair share of dealing with rude people, as I myself have also come from the events/hospitality industry and the last job that push me over the line that made me decide to work for myself was when I was at the customer service / refunds desk at the old Springwood Ikea now I have got some great stories from there.. there are some real nutters out there..hehehhe

Hot Fudge said...

I would have brought them their *#^! drinks and poured them in a steady stream over their heads - to cool them down, of course. I knew there was a reason that I only lasted one night in the industry. It could have been quite nasty with my short fuse if I had encountered people like this.

Bek said...

Agh this stuff drives me crazy and leaves my shaking my head. Why can't we all just get along?

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