Archive for April 17th, 2008

I got a kick out of this post from Violent Acres . Working daily with the public, I can identify. You might be taken aback a bit by the language (doubtful in today’s world, of course), but in this case, the customer who deems themselves as “always right” deserves a few choice words, me thinks.

The phrase ‘The Customer is Always Right’ is the single worst philosophy that has ever been adopted by American culture. It gave an entire generation of people the green light to be as impolite, unreasonable, and demanding as their little hearts desired because they were always going to be considered right. It destroyed the entire concept of courtesy and rendered manners obsolete. People began to treat their peers in the service industry like incompetent morons, lacking in feelings or human dignity, who deserved to be browbeaten and abused for no other reason than they had the audacity to run out of a particular brand of coffee. Furthermore, instead of suffering negative repercussions for their appallingly disrespectful behavior, they are awarded with free coupons and plenty of ass kissing. In reality, they should be shunned and humiliated for behaving like such self absorbed little children.

Read the rest of the article – especially if you are one of those “demanding” jerks.

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