Filed under: Local Food Commentary | Tags: a-holes, Bathory, des moines, dining, etc., fine dining, manners, servers
Being a person who is employed in and around restaurants, I have the pleasure/displeasure to have made the aquaintance of many servers. Servers are people just like you and me, they just make a larger percentage of their living in cash. In many cases the people serving you are college students, mothers trying to make some extra cash for their kids’ care, people trying to pay their bills and sometimes they are just dudes and ladies trying to make some cash to party on. Whatever the motivation for this job choice, these are people. People who, for the love of cripes, deserve to be treated as human beings.
So why do certain people still insist on being assholes to these regular working-class people?
This is to the employers who make their servers pay the customers’ credit card fees, to the rude people who take your frustrations out on strangers, to the demanding customers that can’t seem to grasp the fact that your server may have other guests to attend to, and my personal favorite, the people who call a restaurant to have the phone answerer tell the history of the place or rattle off the entire menu.
We of the restaurant industry thank you for frequenting our respective establishments (and to the employers for employing us), but please try using your adult-type manners when dining.
Remember to “Treat your servers as you would have them treat you.”
That is all for meow now (nice try, Bathory)
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