For me the way people treat restaurant staff reveals a person’s character.
Customers who treat waiters as ‘slaves’ or ‘servants’ … I consider them as the ‘scum of earth’ and not ‘kings’.
A man (or woman) who, for no reason, is actively unpleasant to waiters .. my advice is to avoided them. Also those who patronize waiters and other service offering staff. People that treat waiters as though they were invisible … are all cretins! They think that it is a sign of sophistication … NOT!
Is the customers rudeness in restaurants on the rise? It seems (unfortunately) to be true. Most times I visit a restaurant or cafe here in Madeira Island I have watched and appalled, how certain customers on a nearby table has harangued their waitress beyond the point of reason. Both tourists and locals.
For a few restaurants visitors it seems their manners have disappeared completely and think their should demand more from the restaurant staff. It seems that they are convinced that the restaurant needs them more than they need the restaurant … and this gives them license to bully.
I remember these so called customers faces so that when I (by any chance) come them across on for example Facebook … I will block them immediately. I don’t want them to pollute my timeline with their presence or thoughts. Or if I see they are working in a store or offering some kind of business … I will refuse to be their client or offer my business to them.
Anyone that believes that waiters should be treated as servants or thinks that they don’t deserve any respect or sympathy … then you better make yourself known … so that I can mark you as a despicable person on my list.
If a waiter comes to you and communicates with a smile … and then you don’t even respond back with a smile? F*ck off! Go home and stay there! Give room to those who really appreciate the service they are receiving.
I hate racists and I hate people who think that they are better than others. For me they are both in the same ‘bag of s**t’.
Yes … as you have noticed these ‘scum’ trigger my aggressive side. I think most of my friends don’t know me like this and is because I try not to show it on the surface. However this is different in my inner body and mind … when I see these kind of things happening then I am not able to suppress the upcoming anger (inside of me).
For me no one is below me also no one is above me.
I have written all this by way of a plea … please treat people who offers you a service (i.e. waiter) as a human being. Respect them and they will respect you back.
I am aware that it is annoying when things are not going well … for example you are given a hefty bill when during the experience you have been wondering why the table that came in after you was served before you. But don’t forget that waiters are just like messengers most of the time, and it is wrong to shoot them, … despite of the bad news.
Please consider this: if you never have had a restaurant or worked in one … then you probably don’t know the half of it.