Monday, September 19, 2005

Earl vs. the Flying Saucers



At the office today we had a short conversation about restaurant service, and the different expectations of customers. Some people seem to expect a lot from servers, and I can understand that attitude to an extent; no matter what the job, you should always strive to do your best.

But when it comes to food service workers, I'm always pleasantly surprised when the servers are friendly and competent. Frankly, given their wages and low social status, I'm very surprised that they don't spit in our food out of spite, and yet most servers do their very best to put on a smile no matter how much they hate their job.

So give your server, pizza delivery person, or clerk a break. They don't get them very often. And besides, you never know when they could be vaporized by aliens.

6 comments:

susan_rn92 said...

Comment from Jeff

Good photoshop, Earl. When were you in Commonwealth Stadium?

Not all food service workers are paid low wages or are in low status jobs, it is more a function of the restaurants you are used to going to.

Liam J. said...

I generally try to make life easier on the servers who give me food. They're giving me food, after all.

However, I don't go so far as to spurt "Great buns!" to waitresses.

(waits to hear from the Lethbridge-gallery)

Sean Woods said...

Let's hear it for great buns!

Magic word of the day: trqxlqds (possibly the name of an imp from another dimension)

Dylan said...

ah, the Lethbridge gallery.

Great buns, indeed. Perhaps after making in-jokes on other people's blogs, Liam should explain.

upsrfm - Sounds dirty.

Liam J. said...

Then again, maybe they shouldn't.

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Earl J. Woods said...

In answer to Jeff's question, I was at Commonwealth in May 2004, working on an EPCOR promo spot with Jim Hole. (Jim took the original photo, in fact.)