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scubastud
11-04-2010, 06:16
The people that get you your gasoline, cup of coffee, fast food when you are in a hurry, and other service folk as well.:smiley20:
They do not deserve to be treated like vending machines. How about a little basic respect tward another human being?

this I believe . . . about basic*dignity - my blog - Ordinary Courage (http://www.ordinarycourage.com/my-blog/2009/6/16/this-i-believe-about-basic-dignity.html)

Scuba Pete
11-04-2010, 09:14
I don't know what happened to society, but I don't they are teaching to respect one another anymore. I also think some people have forgotten what respect really is.

Miked
11-04-2010, 09:57
I believe that this starts at home. Too many parents want to be their kids' "friend" rather than a parent. When parents don't require respect from their kids (and too many don't), it's easy to see why there is little respect for others.

Straegen
11-04-2010, 10:33
I think courtesy is considered weakness these days. When I was kid, back talking an adult in hateful manner had consequences but now nothing happens when a kid (or an adult) is completely disrespectful. I think the pendulum will swing the other way sooner or later, but in the mean time I have to listen to it in theaters, at restaurants, etc. I tell myself quietly that having tolerance for those that do not makes me a better person. Course the other side of my brain is saying "Hulk Smash Annoying People".

Diver Kat
11-04-2010, 11:01
Sad to say, common courtesy and basic manners are getting harder and harder to find. And from my experience, it's not always the 'kids' that act that way. I've seen older adults behaving just as rude and/or disgusting as any of the younger generations. I hope you're right and it swings back, but I'm afraid it's just going to keep disappearing as the world gets more stressful to live in.

scubadiver888
11-04-2010, 11:31
Was in line at a Popeye's Restaurant a while back. The guy in front of me was on his cell phone talking with someone. When he got to the cashier he didn't stop talking on the phone. He didn't even ask the person on the other end to wait while he placed his order. When the cashier was asking him what side and drink he wanted, he used nods and pointing to get what he wanted.

When it was my turn to order I gave the cashier my full attention. I ordered 3 tenders with biscuit and no side. I asked her if the guy talking on his cell phone bothered her (he was still waiting to be served his order). We got talking about it. Her name is Nashima. Her uncle owns that franchise location. She has been working there for a few years now. Most people order as if she was invisible. She smiles and is friendly to everyone.

The guy with the cell phone gave me a dirty look. I gave him one right back. I got 5 tenders, 3 biscuits, extra dipping sauce and fries. He had to pay $0.25 for extra dipping sauce and had to ask for ketchup for his fries.

scubastud
11-04-2010, 11:57
Yes Scubadiver, I work on equipment in various fast food places (McDonald's, BK, Taco Bell, Cals Jr. Boston Mkt and others..) Before this gig, I worked on gas station/convienence store equipment.
I an going to say the people that work there are friendly and trust me they work hard and always a sense of urgency to get the order out fast and correct. People that are rude to customers get canned.

I see this rudeness from customers every day,, every frik day. Not just young people, people from all age groups and race creed color.
Some , it is obvious they just want something free, they think they are better than anyone else and think they deserve more.
Others are snot nosed brats that are told by their mommy and daddy that they are special.
Some it seems are retired people, maybe they used to be the boss wherever they worked, and now retired they don't have anyone to yell at, I don't know.

I know, I provide a service, so in the service industry too,and have had to deal with my share of a-hole customers, but this seems way more prevelant in the convienence/fast food places than other service provider .

Noob
11-04-2010, 14:42
Sad to say, common courtesy and basic manners are getting harder and harder to find. And from my experience, it's not always the 'kids' that act that way. I've seen older adults behaving just as rude and/or disgusting as any of the younger generations. I hope you're right and it swings back, but I'm afraid it's just going to keep disappearing as the world gets more stressful to live in.


Amen to that DK. I doubt it does swing back though. If patience, courtesy and respect are not passed it will not be learned. It will continue to decrease.

I deal alot every day with these types of people in what I do. The D-bags, lyres, and manipulators, or the ones that have the attitude of everything is someone elses problem, these types are not worth my effort nor time when I could be helping someone that genuinely needs it or wants it.

I just wish in service work we could say what really needs to be said. In the long run it would probably fix alot of this.

I have also noticed patterns to parts of the country that are more polite then others. Typically the south and midwest are more respectful and have better manners then the North to Northeast. Not always of course but typically. I could even narrow it down more to states but I wont. LOL

brojack17
11-04-2010, 15:37
I don't use my phone at the counter. I have, but it was pretty important and I apologized to the worker after. I worked fast food for awhile in school, and remember being treated like dirt.

Plus, there's just a way to treat people. People need to remember that.

navyhmc
11-04-2010, 15:52
I try to be a good customer, but I will say that there have been some employees that make that a very hard goal. Conversely, I've seen other customers that just need to be slapped silly. I live in the midwest adn yes, I will say that the majority are nice polite folks, but we too have our 5%. I'm standing in line with 5 items, about to check out when a gal with a full cart tries to jump in front of me saying she's in a hurry. Was not happy when I said "So am I" and went ahead of her. Sorry ma'am, I will not take ownership of a problem that you yourself caused.

TJDiver
11-05-2010, 07:13
I try to be a good customer, but I will say that there have been some employees that make that a very hard goal. Conversely, I've seen other customers that just need to be slapped silly. I live in the midwest adn yes, I will say that the majority are nice polite folks, but we too have our 5%. I'm standing in line with 5 items, about to check out when a gal with a full cart tries to jump in front of me saying she's in a hurry. Was not happy when I said "So am I" and went ahead of her. Sorry ma'am, I will not take ownership of a problem that you yourself caused.

I saw a bumper sticker on my way home yesterday..."Your Life Is Not My Fault". I like it. :smiley20:

navyhmc
11-05-2010, 20:24
I like it TJ!!!! :smiley20:

Diver Kat
11-05-2010, 23:17
I try to be a good customer, but I will say that there have been some employees that make that a very hard goal. Conversely, I've seen other customers that just need to be slapped silly. I live in the midwest adn yes, I will say that the majority are nice polite folks, but we too have our 5%. I'm standing in line with 5 items, about to check out when a gal with a full cart tries to jump in front of me saying she's in a hurry. Was not happy when I said "So am I" and went ahead of her. Sorry ma'am, I will not take ownership of a problem that you yourself caused.

Yeah, it does seem that some of the idiots with no manners (or brains) are sometimes on the other side of the counter, but more often they are the customers. And it's not all fast food either. I worked a few years at Harrah's Casino before I came to TX and I was appalled at how rude seemingly educated wealthy people were. To get my 'attention' I had these people pull my hair, pull my clothes, grab me, stab me with their fingernails and whistle at me like I was a dog. In some cases it wasn't even in a place I worked, they just assumed I worked there based on my clothes. (Employees of all the casinos wore black & white.) When I came to TX and went into banking, it was just as bad, or worse. We actually had an older couple who's goal was to see which teller they could make cry each time they came in. They were overheard discussing it one day. And don't even get me started on the phone thing!! Talk about rude!! I see it all the time in the grocery store, the bank, restaurants. Makes me want to smack them upside the head and ask if they ever learned any manners!