Archive for the ‘Coffee Shop Attitude’ Category
“Look man, don’t think you’re better than me just because you’re the customer…” [and other crap from the terminally disenfranchised].
There are certain venues in every major city where service personnel act as though the customers actually work for them; places where customers must prove themselves worthy of being acknowledged.
I didn’t say served.
I said acknowledged, because that comes first.
The “serve” part sounds like slavery, so never expect it without an argument.
They just ask me to leave, but that’s me.
See, just because you walk in the door with dollar bills in your hand doesn’t mean you distinguish yourself in any way.
It should, but it doesn’t.
There’s a scene in High Fidelity where Jack Black, playing an employee at a vinyl record shop, dismisses an older “corporate guy” who comes in to buy music for his daughter. Jack doesn’t appreciate his appearance or choice in music so he verbally abuses him until he leaves with his middle finger in the air. Of course, the move didn’t go over well with the store’s owner, John Cusack, who faced soaring electric bills, not to mention, rent.
Nonetheless, the anti-establishment stereotype was well set.
I used to be one of those assholes, by the way.
But after I started making money, my inferiority complex fell by the wayside. Never mind the the therapy.
In view of this, here’s an abbreviated rundown of Houston establishments where many of the employees still struggle with this handicap:
Z, B, A, O C, E.
[first letters, only]