So back in the day I was bartending at a local BBQ joint, fun eh?
Well as a bartender you had to work the take out counter as well...
Brutal on a Saturday rush, let me tell you.
Well while working my station a lady comes in with a take out bag in her hand.
She was in about a hour prior.
"Can I help you Ma'am?"
"Yes," she replies,"I ordered a dozen wings, and I only got eleven."
"Is this a racial thing?!?!" She inquired.
She was black...
Of course my bugged eyed response was "what??"
"Every time I come in here, YOU screw up my order, and it's because I'm black."
Shit, that's all I need in my life.
Hell the man cooking her food was BLACK, for God's sake!!!
"Ma'am I assure you it's not racial, what can I do for you?"
She opens the bag and hands me her chicken wings, or rather the remains of them.
"See there's only eleven!"
Ya, looks like that twelfth bone probably got choked down with the rest of the grub...
But dutifully I say...
These days I would have told her my theories about that twelfth wing, or perhaps suggested where she puts it...
"Ma'am, what do you think I can do to make this better??"
She thinks for a moment, "I WANT new wings and I WANT my money back for having to come down here!"
So you WANT a hand out...
My manager comes up, rolls over, and gives in, as usual.
I don't care what color you are, I'm tired of people wanting wanting everything for free.
I don't know if she was telling the truth or not, but I've had to many people lie in my face, just to save a few bucks, or get a hand out.
I'm don't hate any particular group...
Being a long time service industry employee I do cringe at times when many types of people come in...
But hey, its equal opportunity for me, the list is a long one.
Do stereotypes play a part in your life??
Do they ever cross your mind??
I'll leave that one for you to decide for yourself.
For me, I'm tired of people plunking down the race card with accusing eyes on me, I don't hate you for your color...
I dislike you for the prejudiced view you have on me, that one goes out to my black lady friend.
Your view that I'm so petty that I'll take ONE of your precious wings because of your background is just insulting to me.
Next time I'll take your chicken, and eat it with glee, because I dispise you personally, now that would be petty, wouldn't it?