Je suis Français

by duncanr

a Vancouver waiter fired for being ‘rude’ and ‘aggressive’ has denied he is either of these – he’s just conforming to a cultural norm

2 Comments to “Je suis Français”

  1. Rude is rude, but it depends on where you are. If you can’t be bothered to learn the local customs, social mores, and common courtesies of a place how the hell do you expect to survive in the service industry there? Mon Dieu!

    Portland is so laid back and nice, anybody from the east coast is immediately targeted and given a wide berth. If they don’t cheer the fuck up, we sequester them on the east side of town where their curmudgeonly bearing will blend right in with all the hipster’s disaffection and disdain.

    Law of the jungle, man.


  2. I’m pretty tolerant when I’m out, even of rudeness, but I was at a restaurant in a small busy square in France a few years ago and walked out at how rudely the waiter spoke to us. I resisted the urge to treat him likewise. Thinking back I’m shocked all over again.


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