The scenario: we'd gone out to eat and our young server had a crop of oozing acne all over her face.Disfigurements don't bother me, but the sight of ripe, drippy pus on the person who is supposed to bring us our food turned my stomach so badly I could hardly eat. Is it ok to ask for a different server when this happens, or is the problem just me?
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Matt, you're the man.
I agree, sometimes we have to put our comfort aside for people who aren't as fortunate. I would hope people do the same for me in that situation. Good karma and all that.
I agree with you. :) Good job of thinking on both sides.
I too would ignore it and concur with your opinion.
It definitely was not my imagination; my husband commented on it later, too. But no, I wouldn't want to do anything to get someone fired for having acne. However, it is gross to see and makes for an unpleasant dining experience.
Yeew, Becky! What on earth is wrong with some mothers? I wouldn't even change our kids near food when we were at home. Your husband's response has my praise!
beth, what was wrong with her mother that she didn't teach her better? She and her husband got all fired up and po'd about it. I would have been disgusted too if I had gone with him. I probably would have told her before she changed the diaper.
That's ridiculous. All bathrooms have changing tables now a days. I would just go to my car and change the baby! Your husband was absolutely right!
I put that 'Who cares' badly. I meant 'who cares about the proper etiquette on something like this'.
I hadn't even thought of infections, but you're right. And as servers can't have their hair hanging over food for the contamination potential I think your observation is an astute one!
Hi. Usually if there is pus coming out of the acne it means that the glands/pores are infected. My friends who were on medications said that if they were off their medication for acne for a few days the pus would come out. Yes hair should be tied.
That is a very good point. If that's the face they put on their restaurant, what is going on in the back?
That Grrl, I don't know about you or others but I wash my hands in the restroom before any meal.
Although it is true, you never know what is going on in the back. Going out to eat means never truly knowing what your food goes through before it gets to you.
That would sound a bit silly. The server can't go home and rest and miss her/ his shift after all. If you want to change tables you could say the air conditioner was hitting you or the sun was in your face, something that doesn't sound like a lie.