Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” – Martin Luther King
This is the response a patron at Denny’s gave his server after a dispute about the bill, and paying the bill. This punk was no older than 20, and all I could do was chant to myself, “this isn’t your battle, this isn’t your fight.” It took everything me not to grab this mouthy, punk ass “know it all” and show him what’s what. I seethed with anger. But not just for the server, or the situation as a whole, but… because this blaring act right in front of me was the main reason we have had a major rise in intolerance, bullying and suicide.
The server was insulted and frustrated, not a pretty combination. Overall, it was the jackass who flung insults instead of owing accountability for his error. He tried to dine and dash, he was caught, and couldn’t hold his own.
What the hell is wrong with this new generation coming into graduation and career ages? What the hell is going on with America?
I could tell that not only did it hurt the server, but the souls of those who were witness to the whole exchange. The manager of the restaurant was standing there trying to appease the situation, she too was just as embarrassed.
If you go out in public and patron their services, it is your duty and responsibility to pay the debt. There are no free lunches; unless you’re a child visiting one of our city parks and it’s mid-summer. I am so drained, and so tired of seeing the lack of respect and accountability out there today.
We need to learn to love our neighbors. We need to learn to ourselves. We need to be an example for those around us. Calling a person a vile name like “Faggot” just puts another reminder that our society is failing deeply.
We are all driven by the same desires and fears… We want love, acceptance, understanding, and compassion. NO ONE wants to be openly insulted, demeaned and humiliated in front of a mess of people. NO ONE DESERVES to be treated in this manner.