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“A person who is nice to you but is not nice to the waiter is not a nice person.”

A person who is nice to you but is not nice to the waiter is not a nice person.
Found via Occupy Wall Street’s photos on Facebook, which refers back to MR.H’s share on Banoosh, but who knows where it came from first!

 

For real though. It pisses me off when people treat service workers like shit, which happens SO often. Also obnoxious: when people go on about how “IT’S THEIR JOB” for service workers to be nice to their customers. I get that to a degree — when I worked at McDonalds and other food spots I prided myself on how polite and cheerful I usually was. But with the shit folks have to put up with from most customers and with the paltry pay they’re getting for their hard work, I don’t blame any service worker for not constantly providing service with a smile.

Next time you want to complain about service workers’ attitudes, I’d urge you to reflect on what they might have put up with already today, and be EXTRA nice to them in the hopes that you might help them feel the value and respect they deserve.