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Sunday, August 08, 2010

How Rude Can Some Folks Be?

This past week was challenging, not due to our hitch-itch, but due to a very rude and obnoxious woman who was one of our guests. She apparently is a chef, or cook at a restaurant and has written a few cook books…good for her.

People who must put other people down in order to try to feel superior just get under my skin. If people want to make themselves look good, then go right ahead, but do not do it by tearing down others.

After, 4 days of us cooking and baking for her and her family, she had the nerve to come into the kitchen and ask if she could please use the kitchen to make her special dessert. Now mind you, I have been baking non-stop, all sorts of desserts and fresh breads and other goodies for her family and our other guests. I was in shock and said probably not, but she would have to ask the owners, Carolyn was highly against it but Ernie thought it would not do any harm… Boy, was he wrong. She was allowed to make her Peach Crisp desert for her family and all she provided was the peaches, we provided all the other ingredients and she only made enough for her family.

Throughout the week she made some very rude comments, these are just a few;

As she asked the owner and dining crew to taste her Peach Crisp, she smugly said, “Now this is real food, not this fake stuff you serve.”
On Friday during lunch, she said, “We cannot stand to eat here one more night, we will be going out to eat some real food.” This is an all inclusive ranch so she has paid in full for all meals.
Another incident, she literally shoved her way past the dining girl to make her table another pot of, as she put it, “awful coffee”.

Some people, you just can’t please and we decided a long time ago, that we do not waste our time trying to please them all. We do our best and if somebody doesn’t like it then that is their problem. Life is way too short to allow her issues to cloud our days. We have really come a long way in our spiritual growth. Was a time when we would have allowed her rudeness to ruin our week, but because we allowed ourselves to feel her pain as an individual, we were able to just smile and let her be.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Boy it takes all kinds of people to make the world go around.

I like your statement on can't please some people.

Have a great week..

Margie M. said...

I think you handled such a rude person perfectly. She was probably looking for a reaction from you ranch chefs and you did NOT give her one. That probably caused her more distress than that "awful coffee" did.

Susan said...

Good attitude. Keep up the good work.

Wanderin' said...

No matter what you cooked or what you fixed it wouldn't have mattered. They were wrong to let her into the kitchen. I would invite her to go out to eat more often! Chin up because it wasn't you.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Some people are such mental midgets they have to try and tear others down to make themselves feel self important.

Good for you that you didn't let her get under your skin, she was looking for a fight and you didn't let her have one.

On the bright side, the Ice Cream at the Tillamook Cheese factory is great, you'll certainly enjoy it, as well as their cheese.

Thanks for your kind comments on our blog! :c)

Ali said...

Your post is right up there with some of our thoughts today with customers who were buying tickets for the carnival. At one point I just wanted to scream "we don't have wrist bands today and that is the way it is!" but alas, I smiled at the customer and joked with my hubby.

Sometimes it is better to just be the better person.

Hope you have a better week.

Happytrails said...

I am so sorry you had to deal with such a rude person. On the upside....what a wonderful lesson you taught with your patience and positive outlook. You were the winners by NOT getting into a spitting match with her. That is what she wanted and you didn't give it to her. Good for you all.
May this week bring happy folks into your lives. :-)

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Kate said...

Great post. I found more of this attitude working in the kitchen last year at a similar facility.

Maybe these people just feel it's all right to dump on kitchen help?

Whatever, it is their problem, and I'm glad you handled it well.


Freely Living Life said...

A situation handled perfectly. Kudos to you for not letting a rude individual get to you. Unfortunately there are too many people like her in this world today. Just another reason to LOVE and cherish the RV lifestyle. Hitch up and away you go!! :)