Same here. When I was a child, acted as a child and respected as a child -- growing up in the Deep South, that meant "If they're older than you, their name is 'Sir/'Ma'am'. Anything less is assumed to be an intentional
insult. This goes double for family members, even if they're assholes. Especially
if they're assholes." .... When I became a man, I grew the hell up and started thinking for myself
I grew up in the South myself, with the same upbringing. I call everyone I don't know Sir or Ma'am if they are adults, because even a hint of politeness greases the social wheels.
And if you know how, you can modulate your voice to turn it into a deadly insult when necessary
In regards to corporate vs retail or other service jobs, I bet some of these white collar types also think they`re better than the cleaning and maintenance crews who look after the office buildings they work in.
A good janitor/housekeeper is worth their weight in gold. The building I work in had a GREAT housekeeper when we first opened. She did a fabulous job keeping the place looking nice, even when the bathroom had design flaws that caused the plumbing to leaving a lingering stench (the construction company is being sued for this by the college). Then she threw out her back, and got fired.
We had a string of piss poor janitors/housekeepers who would get on the office computers of the faculty and do who knew what on them. I always keep the screensaver with password protection on, and don't use a password that can be guessed so this wasn't a problem for me. They'd hide and not do the job. When I could write my name in the dust on the walls of the bathroom stalls, I'd had enough.
Our current gal has high standards and the floor looks nice again. She's also friendly, so we've made efforts to get to know her better.
I know what she does is hard work. Work is work; it doesn't care who does it as long as it gets done.
I WANT DELIVERY!!!!!!!
Sorry we no longer offer delivery serivce
Because you kept telling our driver to get a "real" job, so they did. NOW no one wants to do a "unreal job". So sit in your own soup and stew.
Yeah, they all got real jobs because they couldn't afford to be pizza delivery drivers what with all the SCs stiffing them on the tips.
I always tip, having worked that job myself and knowing what it's like. And I know the drivers know who the tippers are; I always seem to get my delivers lickety split.
Recently, I got a delivery from a new driver I didn't know. She was actually surprised when I tipped her, and got this look of relief on her face. "I thought this place was like the other houses." I asked her which ones, and she pointed to my idiot neighbors with the vicious dogs. Figures