Does how you treat wait staff reflect on your personality?
I used to be a waitress. My very first “real” job (not babysitting or organizing papers for my dad’s home business) was a waitress. I was 15 and it was in this little dive of a place, but it had some of the best customers! I should write a post about that (makes a note on phone). I was there for about 6-9 months and I can’t remember a time when a customer was rude to me. I did have a table leave before I took their order, but that’s neither here nor there.
I’ve also worked at Tim Hortons and some days I could not believe how rude people were to me. Like, excuse me, I have to ask if you want a donut with your coffee, calm down.
But what about those people who are rude to their wait staff? Is this a deal breaker for your relationship with them?
I bring this up because it happened to me right before I left for vacation, and now I can’t really look at my friend the same way.
I was out shopping with one of the ladies that I live with (she’s in her early 40’s). It was around lunch time, and I decided that before we headed home on the bus, I wanted to grab a sub from Subway for lunch. She came in and decided to buy one as well. I let her go before me since I never know what I’m going to get (yet always end up buying the same thing) and I was so shocked to see how she treated the man serving her.
She was rude and demanding. She never said please or thank-you. She complained that there weren’t enough tomatoes on her sub, so he put on more. Then when he closed the sub to cut it, literally one slice of tomato fell off. She complained that he was letting her toppings fall out. It landed on the sanitized counter and a little on the wax paper they use to build the sub, so he just tucked it back in. Now, in my opinion, this is totally fine. But she complained that he was putting dirty food on her sub.
I found myself keeping at least one step back from her while in the line. The man in front of her was extremely rude as well. I honestly could not believe she was being that way.
And now, I am forever judging her. Is this just a side effect of being in a service position before? Or would you be upset about this too? I kind of feel a little silly holding onto this fact but in the back of my mind, I will always have the image of her acting a fool in Subway over a piece of tomato.