If all this great resignation labour shortage stuff is actually true, it really isn’t hard to understand why. Workers have been treated so poorly for so long in so many industries by customers and employers alike that eventually there’s got to be a breaking point.
One place where you can very clearly see this in action is in the restaurant industry. Low wages, weird hours, bad bosses and sometimes even worse customers. If I’m expected to run my ass off all day and have people constantly yelling at me, you had sure as shit better be paying me more than minimum or sub-minimum wage. Like a lot more. Like I’m not sure you could afford it and still keep the lights on more.
Our entire system is backwards. The more crap somebody is expected to take, the worse he’s compensated and looked upon by the public. In a perfect world, the person repairing things for me or making sure that my food is good and safe so that I can eat without dying would be paid based on how important that task is, and the middle management guy who can’t explain to me what his job is because he doesn’t even quite understand it himself would be making the McDonald’s money. Basically, if nobody would notice if you stopped showing up one day and didn’t get replaced, you should have a smaller bank balance than the type of people I have to write about because sometimes the soup is too cold and other times the soup is too hot.
The incident occurred at Sol de Jalisco restaurant in Temple after a customer said their soup was so hot that its plastic lid had melted, police said.
The cashier at the restaurant said in a TikTok video that she answered a phone call from the woman and apologized to her, also offering her a refund. The restaurant worker said she was called names by the woman, who later returned to the restaurant with the soup.
“I pulled my phone out and that’s when I said, “If you do not leave or calm down, I am going to call the police,’” the worker, who was not identified, said in her TikTok.
She said she offered to help the customer if she stopped cursing, but the customer proceeded to throw the soup at the woman’s face. Video shared on Reddit and TikTok shows the incident, with the woman and a man she was with leaving the restaurant after throwing the soup.
The worker said the soup was not as hot as when it was served, but the spices in it affected her.
“My eyes were burning, my nose was bleeding, I was in a lot of pain,” she said in a second TikTok. “By the time I wiped it away and could almost see again, there were already customers and staff outside following her out.”
Police say that no one was injured in the incident, which…I dunno, guys. Maybe borrow a dictionary? Or at least make it clear that you’re doing the sports thing where there’s a difference between being hurt and being injured.
The customer, who was not identified, will be facing charges and has been banned from the restaurant.