Sunday, July 16, 2006

To Judge or Not to Judge?

As I've mentioned before I work in a restaurant, but today was the most memorable day in a while. I've been on vacation for the weekend and even though I normally work on Sundays I came in only at 5pm (till 10). Anyway, tonight a certain infamous celebrity walked in with his family. All of the employees recognized him but couldn't place the name (neither could I at first), until his wife came to the counter to ask for help and the proprietor said "You husband looks very familiar". To which she laughed and said, "Yeah from the newspapers. Jack Abramoff."

Knowing what I do about the situation and living in the area that I do, I know many people that have had less than
spectacular dealings with this man, but tonight he and his family looked like every average joe that walks in. Happy, enjoying life, etc.

I spoke to my (soon to be) mother-in-law and she was shocked that he came here, but unlike her I wasn't. As a professional it's my duty to treat everyone equally and to try as hard as I can to not pass judgment on them.

Anyway, that was the one cheerful thing that happened tonight when we weren't discussing the news in Israel and the checking of parsley.


Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

I guess he wasn't wearing that famous black hat?

Natan said...

That is precisely the reason why we didn't recognize him at first.