(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)
Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”
Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”
Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”
Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”
Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”
(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)
Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”
(He turns to his blonde companion.)
Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”
(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)
I’m preparing myself for unnecessary and inappropriate comparisons of Blue Ivy and Ciara’s son.
It was June, 1962 when I heard him speak for the first time, and I became an instant Malcolmite from that first speech on. I was mesmerized by him. Had never heard anybody speak like that in my life. And there were two things he said that stuck with me forever.
One was that we are not up against white individuals, we’re up against a system of white supremacy. That was eye-opening.
And the second thing he did that I had never heard before, was he did-He focused as much attention on the psychological attacks as he did on the physical attacks. He was saying that this society has a constant psychological attack on our minds. And though the physical attacks in 2012 have been significantly reduced-Not eliminated!-but significantly reduced, the psychological attacks are unrelenting, and they go on and on and on, and most of our people are not even aware of the strength of these psychological attacks.
Brother Malcolm spoke consistently about that. And until we recognize that, we are never going to get very far because we refuse to deal with that. The television programs, the movies, the books, the songs-all these things are used constantly to attack our minds and especially the minds of our children.
Peter Bailey on his first encounter with Malcolm X and on some of Malcolm’s teachings that are still relevant today. He worked with Malcolm X and was a member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.
"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."
I don’t understand how people don’t get this
It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.
I’VE NEVER WANTED A NIGHT LIGHT SO MUCH
I heard you were talkin’ shit
This is so darn cool!!
These are super affordable too, guys. You can get them at Toys R Us,and Target for like $30-40
The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)
“In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”