Is it just me or has the standards of service begun to slip further down the slope of GAF (Gives a F@ck) attitude? Let me explain further:-
Supposedly quality restaurant:- Waiter brings out food and instead of carrying plate from underneath has it in the pincer grip with his THUMB totally ruining my duck ala ronge. Then as the Pièce de résistance he reaches across me from the right hand side to serve the meal!!!!! Followed by filling my wine glass nearly to the brim and totally stuffing the bouquet of the Wolf Blass Black Label 1998, Jimmy Watson Trophy winning nectar of the Gods. Now this is the high end of the market place we are talking here.
Well known branded Clothing outlet:- Looking very obvious that I wish to be served and observing the staff tell each other how smashed they got the night before and how they should not be at work because they are massively hungover. Finally catch the eye of the sales assistant who comes over and says "CAN I HELP YOU" as if I was a piece of dog sh!t she has just noticed on her shoe. "Well, yes you can, I would like to buy this jacket but I notice that you do not have one in my size. Is there any chance you can contact the city store and see if they have my size?" .... painful look on face "NUP, what we got here is all that is in stock". Delightedly, I left the store, jumped into my car, went to the city store and lo and behold there was the same jacket in my size. Service for you. This is the lower end of the market place.
If you are paying for the service then that is exactly what I want ... SERVICE. I do not think I am asking for too much. The old "Yes sir, this suit will ride up with wear" days are GONE. Is it too much to ask to have a certain modicum of standards?
Does anyone have similar experiences when it comes to this kind of thing? Or is it just me?