Saturday, June 14, 2008

No laughing matter

Let's play a game. Think of everything you hear and see at a restaurant. You hear talking, whispering, and the clanking of silverware against the plates. You might even hear some testy conversations, might witness an engagement, or you might witness tears.

Then there is laughter. We almost always hear some form of laughter or giggling, especially if there is a bar in the restaurant.

Now, if you were an employer with a jovial staff member, that would be a good thing, right? Customers like affable wait staff.

Unfortunately, some restaurant owners do not like laughter. They'd like to have an atmosphere of a Puritan church service.

Yes, someone got fired from her job for laughing. Click on the link for the full story and video.

(H/T: Local6)


USA_Admiral said...

We have more than our share of humorless bastards down here. Mostly the elderly whom appear to be too hot, or the young hotheads who speed to get everywhere and then, the crotchety type, like me. I love to laugh though.

This may be the result of a litigating society.

RT said...

Grouches bug me. I grew up under the roof of a grouch. No fun.

Insolublog said...

Reminds me of a a post from bygone days.

RT said...

That was a great story, Insol.