(K shouting back at a dragon in Thailand)
To the guy who doesn't give his seat to the pregnant lady on the train, you need to scream and smile.
To the person who you hold the door for when going into the train station or mall and they don't say thank you, you need to scream and smile.
To the parent who ignores their child's constant calling and doesn't discipline their children, you need to scream and smile.
To the neighbour who parks their car on the street infront of your driveway making it almost impossible to reverse out of your driveway, you need to scream and smile.
To the guy in the church parking lot honking at the elderly driver infront of them, you need to scream and smile.
To the boss or co worker that always seems to need your help 5 mins before you are supposed to leave, you need to scream and smile.
And to the deli worker handing out free coffee, you need to scream and smile. Why, you ask. Well here's the story.
Picture it, a somewhat busy deli in the Financial district of downtown Toronto. Two "brown-skinned" girls [yes this matters for the story] sitting enjoying the sandwiches and drinks they just bought. Three tables around us just happen to be filled with corporate "non brown-skinned" women. The deli worker asks the table to our left,
"would you care for a complimentary coffee?"
"yes thank you, the lady replies"
He asks how she takes her coffee and goes off to make it. He returns, looks at our table and then asks the table to the right of us the same thing. They reply yes and he gets their coffee. He goes to the table directly behind us and offers them complimentary coffee and returns with a smile and their coffee. He doesn't look at our table again, infact he doesn't even make eye contact. Instead he turns and walks to the other side of the deli and starts offering the other "professionals" complimentary coffee. WTF? Sorry for my lanuage here ladies and gentlemen, but are we not in the 21st century? Does this stuff still really happen?
So as I was saying,
To the deli worker handing out free coffee, you need to scream and smile.