All posts tagged: what happened to manners

Why not getting what you want may be a good thing

I went to culinary school.  To get a job as a pastry chef.  To do what I love.  To present my gift of pastry to the world.  What they don’t tell you in culinary school, I will tell you here.  Your gift of pastry skills and hospitality skills in general will be used to appease angry assholes that want you to kiss their ass. When I left school I quickly found out that culinary school should have taught me how to kiss ass.  First off, your talent, nobody gives a shit about.  How fast can you give me what I want?  That’s what the guest and your boss wants to know.  Second, the pay is pathetic considering how much school and training costs. People want what they want and want it now.  Quantity over quality.  This is what we’ve become. I’ve had guests where I work demand chocolate covered strawberries in January. I’ve let people know that it’s not wise and offered better options that I could do. No. They want strawberries and they want them now. …

Let’s assume peoples actions are intentional

I’ve mentioned how you shouldn’t try to figure people out. And you really shouldn’t. I know sometimes it’s hard to ignore people or not wonder why they do the things they do. If you can’t seem to let things go. Then just tell yourself that these people are intentionally acting the way they are and that they are brilliant. Make it a game. Make them a game. Make it fun.