This is living a Wil Wheaton quote demonstrated. “Don’t be a dick.” Good job Dayton!
Generally speaking, I’m pretty laid-back when it comes to interacting with the hard-working men and women of our service industry. Customer service reps, restaurant servers, repair technicians, whatever…I try not to be the dick so many other people seem to relish in being when it comes to lording over these folks. Most of the time, they’re working their asses off to make my life easier in one fashion or another, and they deserve to be treated with–at the very least–the basic courtesy and civility due any other bipedal humanoid creature wandering this planet. It takes an extraordinary set of circumstances for me to become “that guy,” and even when it’s warranted, more often than not I feel bad for having to take things that far.
On the other hand, whenever someone goes out of their way to do something extra for me? I take great delight in singing their praises…
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Thanks for the plug!
As I said over in my space: People who are dicks to cashiers, restaurant servers, delivery drivers, repair techs, etc. irritate the HELL out of me. Most of the time, the customer is wrong or just being an asshole in those situations, and you know the other person is holding back that urge to tell them to go pound sand, but can’t for fear of losing their job.
I, on the other hand, have no problem calling such dicks out for their behavior.