Tonight my family and I decided to dine at Mansurs in Baton Rouge. One of my favorite upper class establishments. As a side note, I usually get a Caesar Salad and the Veal Oscar. Super delicious and luxurious for those not on a budget.
You can imagine my utter horror when our black waitess arrived at our table with the most horrible dry skin, both on her hands and face. I can’t tell if it’s acne or some other disease but I felt a retched lump nausea come up in my throat. I thought they used lotion pretty continuously? Surely nobody would ALLOW diseased skin into a high class eating establishment?
Anyway I tried to be as cordial as possible but it was hard to look away or carry a smile the rest of the evening. I did not want to make a fuss so I barely drank out of the glasses she brought and made sure not to eat around the area of the plate in which her hands had touched.
The lesson to be learned here friends? Demand great service always.
- YOU are the customer. If you receive anything less than perfection, you are under no obligation to pay or leave a tip.
- YOU are always right. If something is wrong, complain. If you aren’t satisfied, complain some more. Service is non-negotiable. Demand the best.
- My salon is well aware that if one hair on my head is wrong when I leave, that I will not pay them. You should feel like royalty anywhere you go.
- My manicurist knows that all ten fingers must be pristine. If not, there will be no tip. Intimidate if you must but NEVER feel like you have received less than what you deserve.
Hopefully these helpful hints can inspire you, friends. As always I appreciate the love and Glory be to God always.
A special Father’s Day mention to my late Papi. He was a fabulous man who showed me how to be a Christian. From his first passionate touch until he took his last breath, we were very close. I miss him daily. RIP Papi.