Sunday, November 14, 2004

Rather be a Ma'am

Frisco's an exurb of Dallas and there's a mall there. In it's a somewhat posh, wanna-be-chi-chi eatery. Which it might be, if they didn't hire bumpkins.
Yesterday, I went there for lunch, along with some other womenfolk. Got waited on by a hazel-eyed charmer of 18 or 19, whose aggressive brand of "charm" involved trying to use his amateurish high-school-football-player-style flirting on us in an attempt to get a better tip (think dumb jokes, and loud, fake laughter). He kept addressing my friend and I (we're over 30) as "girls," which irritated. When my friend complained, he, in a smarmy-sarcastic, angry tone said, "Oh, I could easily change that to LADY or MA'AM!" wielding the word "ma'am" as some kind of noxious weapon. Suffice it to say we asked for someone else to wait on us, whom we also proceeded to school in not attacking a table of innocent diners with what you find to be undeniable hotness or an awesome comedic performance.
Someday, when he's of legal drinking age or even later, he might understand why being called a "girl" when you're clearly a "ma'am" by a wet-behind-the-ears whelp is annoying.
Misanthropic is anti-humanity, and misogynistic is anti-women. What's the word for anti-boorish waitstaff?
Oh, and what's the word for "uses way too many hyphenated adjectives"?

2 comments:

The Unseen One said...

Anti-boorish waitstaff: Pro-take-out or Pro-cook-at-home.
;)

Ari said...

Yeah, you got a point there. But once in awhile, one should be able to have a dinner out without fending off immature, easily angered footballers.

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