Look at this picture:
At work, a pair of women came in. One ordered an Arnold Palmer and the other, water. I kept their drinks full and got their food orders right. When they wanted dessert, I got it to them. They paid separately, but they both left me a dollar and one of them wrote that little ditty right there at the top of the ticket. "You suck!" she exclaimed. How do I argue that? How am I supposed to defend myself from that attack? I can't. And that's where my contention comes from.
How am I supposed to get any better as a waiter or bartender, if I can't get any feedback? Ask to speak to a manager or let me know where I have failed you. You can't just write "you suck!" and call it good, can you? What happened? Where did our journey go wrong? I think writing belittling insults like "you suck!" and leaving is one of the worst ways to deal with a bad visit to a restaurant. It's also rather cowardly. Don't you think? It's way more difficult to look me in the eyes and say "hey, you suck, here's why" than writing "you suck!" and leaving a dollar.
I'm just bugged about the whole thing.
Here's an interesting thing that I wonder if some will take offense to (and if not offense, perhaps a gate. Eh? see what I did? Say it aloud.). Sometimes, I use prayer to absolve myself of responsibility. If ever there is something that I want to do or want to say or want to ______, I will say a prayer. In that prayer, I will say something to the effect of "God, if this is something that I shouldn't do, please make that apparent," or "God, if this is something I shouldn't say, please stop me." Then, I go and do or say or _____ that thing. And I have never been stopped. Nope, not once. Ha ha ha. Do you see though, how I am absolved from being the responsible party? "If I shouldn't have done such and such thing, God would have stopped me, but he didn't and holy smoke, do I always talk in run on sentences?" I just realized it a few days ago. It makes me more bold of a person. It's like manifest destiny, you know? Just a smaller, more personal, to-scale model. There's more I want to say about this, but I think that's all I've got on the matter for now.
I love you for reading.
Just tie the rope.
I could fly, if I wanted to.