So here’s a story…
I’m at your friendly neighborhood restaurant. I’ll be professional and not name the specific IHOP that it was, but anywho…
It’s pretty late to say the least and myself and a couple of friends stopped in for some breakfast. First of all, I guess we were invisible because I’m convinced that no one knew we were sitting there in plain sight. Finally I flagged someone over and expressed our wish to place an order. While the drink orders were being taken one of my friends requests a glass of water.
Now in my 27 years of restaurant experience I’ve known it to be standard practice to provide water upon request. Just wanted to say that,
So the waitress then says “oh I’m sorry we don’t serve water here I’d have to charge you for a bottle water.” Wait what? Did my ears hear her correctly? Had it not been that I had already ordered my food for pick up and decided to dine in instead, I would have left before she could say the word bottle!
The reason I’m sharing that story is because nowadays it seems like protesting is frowned upon. No longer do we stand up for ourselves and be individuals. It’s all about fitting in and following trends. Think about it. Social Media, what’s trending today? hey follow me… you know what I’m talking about ———————————–>
Sadly, I think the majority of the people in the restaurant probably had an issue with the bottle water situation, but just choose to accept it. Personally I feel had it been a restaurant in another neighborhood the same situation would not have occured and if it did the issue would have been raised immediately.
What happened to us? It’s like after the Civil Rights movement everybody went on break. Maybe we’re scared we might get shot? IDK. Break time is over people we can’t just let stuff especially this kind of stuff slide. I mean look at what’s going on in London these days!
To answer the question, Yes I have. What about you? Have you ever participated in a protest? If not, Would you?
That’s a wrap