Profiles of Everyday Americans Tossed Into Stereotypical Baskets for Easy Classification.

I wanna teach a class with that as the subject. The premise is easy – people can be classified by how you interact with them professionally – and within that classification, are stereotypes.

So class, today’s is the Profession of waitress. Valued in our society because they are the gatekeeper to the food that we voluntarily (though not often) choose to pay good money for. Treat her well, she’ll treat you well.

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I wanna teach a class with that as the subject. The premise is easy – people can be classified by how you interact with them professionally – and within that classification, are stereotypes.

So class, today’s is the Profession of waitress. Valued in our society because they are the gatekeeper to the food that we voluntarily (though not often) choose to pay good money for. Treat her well, she’ll treat you well. Adam, Sandy, put your hands down, I’m even going into the whole, “You do your job, and I’ll tip you for doing the job you were hired to do.” So please, put your hands down.

Within the classification of Waitress – there are several sub-strata. We are going to discuss the “Too Much Information” type. I ran into her last night at Fireside on the North Side. Extremely helpful, good with the water and drinks – and we DID have a party that grew from 9 to 16 in about 17 minutes. She was able to take it all in stride. HOWEVER – when we approached her with the desire to order, her reply was

Sure thing. I’ll be right back, this other table that was seated right before you is in a rush to get their order in and eat because they have to pack their place and are only our right now to take a break. They’re from right around the corner, and usual order the same thing, so it should only be another moment, ok?

A simple, “Right after I get this table” would have sufficed – although I did like the level of specificity she went into to prove to us she wasn’t blowing us off so she could catch the 3rd Quarter score of the Bears/Colts game.

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