This time I am going to post a blog without photos. Instead it will be a rant about how rude people can be. Last Friday, I was in a supermarket with my friend Jo. We had to buy five bowls of instant noodles (we were not hungry, it was for work, I swear).
We lined up at the Express Counter when suddenly an elderly lady walked up and without remorse, stood in front of us. At first, Jo and I looked at each other and for that brief moment, we considered the fact that maybe she did not see us lining up.
But then she turned around and gave us a righteous look like we were supposed to cut her some slack for being an elderly lady. We were absolutely dumbfounded. What do you say to an elderly lady who cut your queue?
The next day I was out for late supper with Aaron. I had a bad feeling the moment we walked through the front door. The lady manager gave me a dirty look like as if our youthful appearance meant we could not afford their menu.
We sat at an end table as it was the only one available in the entire establishment. Unfortunately the table was in the way of the staff coming in and out of the kitchen. I had no qualms with sitting there but obviously it was rather annoying to the staff, having to move us aside every time.
While we were eating, the manager walks up to us, and with an irritated tone, tells us to move to another table that had opened up. She had the cheek to tell us that our seating position was annoying.
Due to her insensitivity and lack of humility, we refused to move. She rolled her eyes and walked away. Another waiter then came up to us and apologized on her behalf.
My question is this, why put a table there in the first place? And why apologize on your manager's behalf? Sadly in both situations, I kept my mouth shut, not knowing how to open my mouth without causing a scene.
How do you deal with bullies? Please leave your comments below.