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post #61 of 63 Old 04-19-2014, 11:06 PM
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I'm sorry if it sounded like I was saying that strokes don't affect people. I realize that they do...my grandfather had one and it definitely changed his personality, though luckily (I guess) it was the opposite. He was a mean man until the stroke, then became mellow as could be.

It just seemed like, in the context of this thread, a stroke was being used as a "well, that poor thing- of course she doesn't know any better than to believe in a God and talk to him. She wouldn't have believed him if it wasn't for that stroke" type comment than anything else, at least to me. Maybe I shouldn't have read it like that, but I did. Hard to know what the underlying purpose of a comment is without connotations I guess.

It could very well be that she didn't consider the waiter's feelings because of her stroke, because like you said, behavior does change. But you don't have to have a near fatality or brain alteration to believe in a God.
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post #62 of 63 Old 04-20-2014, 09:07 AM
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As a waitress, bartender, server, caterer for years, both in public and private venues. You want the people you are serving to continue what they are doing when you serve them. I always believed that was the sign of a good server, "to be invisible".

When I place a plate in front of someone or refill their water, If they say "thank you" or they say nothing, I am doing my job. The waitress should have put the plates down and walked away. If she needed to ask the patron something like, "do you need mustard?" she could come back.

Frankly if I had a customer start to pray as soon as I put their plates down, but before I put plates in front of the other people at the table, I would have thought they were being considerate of the non prayers at the table. This way they are finished with their prayer by the time everyone has their food and is ready to eat.
As for loudness I think that is how relevant to how embarrassed you are.

But of course that is way to much over-thinking...I really would have forgotten the entire episode by the time I went to the next table.

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post #63 of 63 Old 04-21-2014, 05:05 PM
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Quiet praying doesn't bother me, I will bow head, and be silent. To chastise you was wrong, period.

However, I would far rather the praying than the fools I always seem to sit near that are discussing their "pus pockets and holes in skin draining infection and rotting flesh clear to the bone" or the ones who had "flu all night long and vomited all over everything, and had diarrhea and missed the toilet."

Both of which have happened many, many times.

People just have no filter any more.

And the pus pocket couple, who were just itching to jump each other by the by, happened as I was eating Shrimp Quesadillas too, which white cheese sauce! Name for it escapes me at moment but you get the picture, I am sure.
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