By Anonymous - 17/10/2013 21:36 - United States - College Station
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When I hear someone say "Hon", all I think about is that mass murdering son of a bitch who killed like 70% of my friends and coworkers. Such dark days for all of us here on the Death Star. We just couldn't get him.. He was to sly for us.. Damn you Hans Solo! Damn you to a galaxy far far away!
Us texans do not like stereotypes
Actually, 108, she is. While her boss is being a jerk, the fact that she thinks that it is necessary to state where the diner is located means that she believes the behavior is OK only because it is Texas. I believe that qualifies as a stereotype. I think diners everywhere need to go back to this. It's just nice behavior.
#125 Stereotypes do exist and observing them is not wrong, but making sweeping generalisations because of stereotypes are wrong. OP isn't generalising about anyone, she's just aware that there IS a stereotype and she specified her location so that people could understand that she FITS the stereotype (at least in terms of the way she talks). Nothing wrong with that.
Thats weird someone would complain about that it really adds to the atmosphere. Hope you didn't get in trouble op.
I'm a "server", I tell my "guests" all the time, "I don't care if you call me my name, waitress, or server. I'm not politcally correct, I can't stand it." (This is only to the "guests" that make mention of the word waitress, and then apologize). I was straight up told to never, ever use terms such as these when talking to our "guests", so I say Sir, and Ma'am. They told use more so to never call a child by one of these names, because quote, "It's too familure to the parent, and they will become uncomfortable." I am to never hug a guest, or child, and to avoid giving my opinion on anything other than the food we serve. It's stupid, so instead I call all my coworkers pet names, and they all call me mom. Which I find so funny since I'm just a year or so older/younger than most them. Political correctness offends me, is that a paradox? Irony? Idk I'm too annoyed to care, my dear.
I don't mind it when waitresses call me "hon" or stuff like that.
That is dumb I think you should be polite to who ever and that is the greatness of the south!
I was under the impression that Southerners were polite to a fault, and wouldn't dare address someone they didn't know informally. Is Texas different from other areas, that they drop the Sir and Ma'am/Miss and use familiar endearments towards strangers instead? New England manners are much less concrete. (In some cases all but invisible)