Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
– Luke 6:31
A colleague of mine has at least one story every month about how she was served really bad food at a restaurant.
“We waited twenty minutes for our main course and they served us burnt steak.”
“I yelled at the waitress and asked her if they make all their customers wait this long.”
“I asked her to call her manager and gave him a piece of my mind.”
(Ringing up the restaurant) “This beef is expired. I know what beef tastes like. Ask the delivery man to come back and take this away.” (This happened at lunch today!)
Of course, we’re all paying for service. But that doesn’t mean we forget that the people serving us have feelings.
We all have bad days. Except most of us don’t have to fake a smile when we do.
There are indeed some exceptions that deserve a two-cent tip, but mostly, it’s just us being petty* (*DEFINITION: Marked by meanness or lack of generosity, especially in trifling matters).
Okay, you found a hair in your food – like you’ve never found a strand of your hair in your own cooked food. Pick it out and get over it! If it troubles you so much, call the waitress and politely tell her. She’s probably going to offer you another dish. Say thank you and move on.
Unless it was a rat’s tail instead of a hair strand.
In that case, you have every right to run out of the restaurant screaming. Like I would.