Thursday, October 04, 2007

"I hate so much about the things you choose to be"

I was commenting to someone just a few days ago that working at a hotel has made me a bit more cynical and definitely more sarcastic. (Don’t worry; I’m not going off the deep end). However, I have realized that there are a few things the people say and do that drives me absolutely insane.

First, when someone walks up to me when I am a bellman/valet and addresses me as “buddy.” Just don’t! I’m not your buddy, especially when it is quite obvious that you have ulterior motives.

Second, when someone throws their keys at me as they walk inside saying that they’ll be right back. Don’t throw your keys at me; I just might throw them back!

Third, and this is a co-worker issue. When someone leaves a note for the whole staff and signs it “thanks kids.” Serious!? All you’re doing is trying to over compensate for the fact that you’re the oldest worker on staff by being subversively condescending. No one buys it and no one likes it!

So there are just a few of the things that I have realized drive me absolutely insane. I hope you enjoyed our time together. Feel free to leave a few of your own in the comment section.



Brian Postlewait said...

I despise being called "buddy," It's uniquely annoying when it come from a waiter who is younger than I.

Matthew said...

I hate that there is absolutely no logic in Montreal for walking on the sidewalk or riding the metro escalators. In the US people followed the rules of the road, walking on the right side of the sidewalk. This has not occurred to Montrealers. They walk wherever the hell they want. No one will move out of the way. The rule book specifically states that when riding an escalator one should stand to the right to allow people to pass on the left. Nope, not here. Drives me crazy!

Brando said...

You're right, guy. Condescending names are annoying. Overused cliches, however are not. You just gotta get back up on that horse and ride.