A little consideration goes a long way

Today's daily prompt

Today’s daily prompt

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.

Quote by Ian Maclaren

4 thoughts on “A little consideration goes a long way

    • Beautiful pictures!
      I hate bad service too, but I try not to let it bother me too much. Life is too short to waste time and energy on unpleasantries. And most times, being polite and showing consideration can have a more positive impact than making a scene about it.

      • What caught my eye on your page was the passage from Luke, I have spent all year reading the bible from cover to cover, I am jyst starting the second chapter in Luke. putting the religious aspect aside its a fantastic book, its full of intrigue, murder mystery, adventure, crime and punishment. Its something I wanted to do and just about done it. There is even bad service. Some stuff mirrors modern day, in the old testament there is war in Syria between Syria and Egypt. intresting stuff. Have a good day. 🙂

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