No Jerks Allowed

Jerk Story – The Complainer


Reader Submission by Kaylin.

While I was in college I worked as a waitress at a local restaurant. I dealt with jerks often. In particular this one jerk named Joe. He came into the restaurant every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. (mind you the restaurant closed at 11 p.m.) Now I am not saying that he shouldn’t have come in because it was close to closing time but if you’re going to come in at a late our at least have the decency to be polite. Nope, Joe did not poses such decency. If I had to pick what category of jerk he was I would have to say “the complainer.”

I always had the pleasure of serving Joe because I just didn’t care if he wanted to have a bad attitude, send food back or complain about the service. That was his choice. I would ask myself, if you hate our food and our service so much why do you come back every Wednesday? Well I never did get that answer but Joe being the jerk he was did teach me some valuable lessons. He taught me the importance of a positive attitude (he also gave me the patience of a saint) So I say thanks Joe, thanks for being a jerk, thanks for teaching me how never to act like you do. I’m joining the No Jerks Allowed movement to help rid the world of people like Joe!

p.s. Joe still goes to my old restaurant every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.