posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 01:10 PM
a reply to: KyoZero
Here in France things are really different. The Americans that come here really do not get it at all. I spent some time with some americans on
vacation recently, and they talked about that. Waiters that tell them, "No that is not possible" when they run down a list of strange demands at a
restaurant.... incomprehensible to them!
I heard of an american here who once objected to a baker "But the customer is the king!"
He replied, "Not here, madame. We had a revolution, and we cut off the heads of the kings here. "
They have no idea how totally rude and offensive it is, the way they treat people in service positions here.
They are not considered "lower", even being a waiter is a life/career choice and requires schooling... therefore they expect to be treated as a
specialist and more knowledgeable in their function.
They also do not worship money in the same way, they are not willing to do anything at all to have it.
It was kinda weird for me when I started to see from the french point of view... that always gives you a different more distanced view of yourself,
and I suddenly felt like I had always been an a-hole.