why we should be nice to the people handling our food
Often we pay a little attention to food consumption and to
people who serve food but there were times when these people
were highly respectable and their services were highly appreciated.
However, the time is changing and so do we. As a result, sometimes,
people can be quite rude to their servers. This is obviously
unacceptable and have a number of negative consequences.
Speaking about the causes of such deterioration of the attitude
to servers, it should be pointed out that, to a significant,
extent this trend is determined by the low food culture and
decreasing importance of food and meals. In this respect,
it is necessary to underline that, unlike the past epochs
or some conservative societies, where food is still a subject
of a high respect or even sacred admiration, in many modern
societies, especially Western ones, food has become totally
insignificant. The main reason why we are often rude to servers
is quite obvious since, nowadays, we suffer from over-consumption
of food while in the past people often suffered from the lack
of food as well as many African or Asian peoples do at the
present moment. As a result, we do not really appreciate food
and have a negligent attitude to people serving it.
However, the effects of such attitude may be quite negative
not only for the servers but also for those who do not respect
them and demonstrate their contempt. First of all, it should
be said that when we are rude to people handling our food
we primarily hurt ourselves than the servers. In fact, being
rude to servers, we dramatically deteriorate our public image
for such an attitude to servers reveal that we do not respect
other people and, what is more, we are simply using our position
to demonstrate our superiority. Obviously, it negatively affects
our public image since people realize that we are quite primitive
and rude and can be rude to other people without any obvious
reasons and, what is more, we are rude to people who initially
are in a worse position.
However, when we are rude to servers, we often forget that
they can respond to us and the effects of their responds may
be unpredictable. In fact, being rude to people handling our
food, means being rude to what we actually eat since it is
people who are handling our food that are responsible for
what we actually eat. Consequently, if we are rude to servers
we risk provoking them to undertake some defensive actions.
For instance, a server can intentionally drop our food on
our clothes pretending that he/she did not intended to do
it at all. Obviously, we will be simply in a ridiculous situation
since practically it means that we actually through the food
at ourselves and, what is probably the most dramatic, we will
bear this food on our clothes for some time as a reward for
our rude behavior and demonstrate it to other people.
Thus, it is possible to conclude that, in the result of low
food culture and abundance of food, we have changed our attitude
to people handling our food. As a result, often we may be
rude to servers that, actually, reveal our low cultural and
moral development as well as it may be quite harmful to our
public image and attitude of other people to us, as well as
it may provoke servers to unpredictable actions in response.