Do you sometimes like to go for lunch, or for a coffee, or tea , by yourself ?
I was sitting in Mifflin’s, my favourite tea room, enjoying the ambiance, and the pot of perfectly brewed Spice Chai tea , served in a beautiful China tea pot. Sometimes I come here alone, for a change of pace.
I was observing Tammy, a server, dealing with the customers. Two ladies walked up to the dessert counter, and one of them asked loudly: ‘Is your blueberry cheesecake made from SCRATCH? ‘
Tammy assured her that everything is homemade at the tea room. The other woman said, without looking at Tammy : ‘I’ll take tea, EARL GREY!’
The ladies sat down and immediately looked at their phones, ignoring their beautiful surroundings.
I watched another tourist ask Tammy, in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear, : ‘ Could you please put the rest of my sandwich in the fridge? I’m just going to browse in some of the shops, and I’ll come back to finish it later.’ Of course, Tammy put the sandwich in the fridge.
We can tell much about people by the way they treat those who serve them. We always remember that Jesus came to serve, and not be served.
I finished my tea, and left a generous tip for Tammy. She is a single mom, and her youngest child is starting school in September.