Recently, on the popular social news website, Reddit, a picture with the title “I work at a restaurant, and if you do this, fuck you.” got very popular. Of coarse, the first thing I thought about was this website and how that picture was a perfect example of the assholes in this world. While Reddit user Habeas pointed out that this happened at a Taco joint, a place where you pick up your food from the counter then bring it to your table, this type of behavior also happens at fine dining establishments as well. And, if you think for one second that only kids and teenagers do this, you’d be very wrong. I see adults do this (make completely unnecessary messes on restaurant tables and floors) on a regular basis.
I think most adults can agree that kids and teens are assholes. Behavior like this, completely wrecking a dining room table at a restaurant, can be expected by today’s youth. Influence by television, internet and movies has helped to createa society of self-centered egomaniacs. These are youth who seem to disregard anyone or anything that doesn’t yield a direct effect on themselves. To put it bluntly, many youths simply don’t give a shit about anyone but themselves.
Agreeing about kids making poor decisions, can someone tell me what’s going on in the minds of adults who wreck restaurant tables? Am I a crazy person for stacking my plates neatly when I go out to eat? Is something wrong with people like me who feel bad for making a mess when we go out to eat? Am I wrong to look at a parent in disgust when they let their kids spill food all over the table, chairs, booths and floors? Should I just have no expectation of people acting in a civil, house-broken manner when they go out to eat? Is it illogical to think parents can have control of their children and not let them trash the place?