|Back off, A! CREDIT.|
One of the things that really, really annoy me has to do with refills. I’m going to state now that it’s probably pretty lame, but it bothers me so whatever. Allow me to outline the situation. As I’ve mentioned before, I always ask people if they need a refill because I find it polite. So say I ask dinner A – whose glass is the only one at the table nearing empty – if they’d like a refill. A eagerly hands over their glass for a little more Dr. Pepper which I refill. A bit later after having returned A’s beverage, I return to the table and notice B could use a top off. So naturally I ask if they need a little more to drink in a question clearly directed at B. That’s when stupid A busts in and says he/she doesn’t need anymore to drink.
Well no effing duh, A. I just refilled your shit and unless you’re some sort of dehydrated camel there is no way you’ll already need more. But believe it or not, I’m not always talking to you. Somehow this happens ALL the time.
Now that may seem like a really stupid thing, but it really makes me cringe. It’s just a perfect example of how self-absorbed people are. And that just really bothers me. Take a moment to pull your face out of that plate of wings and realize this isn’t all about you. In fact, you brought other people to this restaurant that – believe it or not – might also be thirsty. Isn’t that a novel concept?
So next time you’re dinning, take the time to have a little awareness of what’s going on around you. It’s a great way to not look like a totally selfish douche.
Now how about a little more to drink?