Monday, June 28, 2010
Yada, yada, yada, the caterer was fired
My Mom is a kind and understanding person. She is generous to a fault. Loving and forgiving. But of she and the volunteer ladies with whom she serves in various women's organizations one thing can be said: They will forgive poor etiquette, but they will not pay for it a second time. So, when the coffee buffet was assembled at a luncheon and the milk placed on the table by the catering staff still in the milk carton, the ax fell graciously but effectively.
Look, I don't care who you are, how much you do or do not have, where you have or have not been, what you do or do not know: Never put cardboard down in front of a guest. Decant the milk into the cat's bowl for all I care but do not put a carton or a bag of sugar down in front of a guest. Come on.
At a service level, things like this numb the mind just a little, no?