I remember the first time I read a sign on a store that said “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” when I was a little boy. I remember turning to my mom and asking “who would go into a store not wearing a shirt or shoes?” I couldn’t believe that there were people who would go shopping without all their clothes on. I think she said something like “You’d be surprised, it takes all kinds…”
You see I grew up in a conservative midwestern town outside of Chicago where people just didn’t do that kind of thing.
Maybe I’ve lived a sheltered life, but I have a certain code of behavior that I expect myself and others to live up to.
I was reminded of the “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service” sign yesterday when someone using Albuquerque NM Homes for Sale was very rude to me and my associate.
Apparently this person and I have a totally different idea of how we should treat strangers. Now I may not be the warmest and fuzziest guy you’ll ever meet, but I do believe in being polite to people. And I expect the same from the people I work with and the people I work for.
You see I don’t care how much money someone has, or how much more educated someone is, or how much better looking they might be, or whatever, no one-I mean no one!- has the right to treat me or one of my associates rudely.
So if you want to call me up and use obscenities, call up my associate and use four letter words, or make racial slurs in front of me, realize that I reserve the right to serve you-or not!.
Or in other words-take a hike.