Incivility: Dunkin' Donuts Edition
This is the next entry in the continuing series of complaints about the spreading incivility in every day life.
For newer readers: Yes, I recognize that you may see what I’m going to describe as a “small thing.” Why don’t I just brush it off?
Because it’s one of countless “small things” that are occurring more frequently today by orders of magnitude compared to just a few years ago. Where I live (liberal/prog/blue Vermont), this is now normative. If you’re newer to this Substack, understand please that I write on this topic extensively. Because it is that common. What I describe are not “outlier” situations.
It’s not “one fast food worker having a bad day.” It’s most service workers “having bad days” most days.
Millennial readers: This shocks many of you, and the only way to get you over that shock is to keep exposing you to it. Service workers do not have ‘shit jobs’ that entitle them to take their ‘bad days’ out on customers. Third-world children who mine for rare earth minerals have shit jobs. The girl at Dunkin’ Donuts is not oppressed; stop it.
This excuse-making that is so common among younger people is not something I’m going to tolerate. It never existed as a cultural norm before the Millennial generation came along, and it’s not going to be one they’re going to talk me into.
Here’s what happened at 8 am this morning when I thought I was going to order a breakfast sandwich, not a side of contempt.
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