The duties of a waitress: take your order,bring you your food,smile and be friendly,and uh,look really sexy for all the male customers,am I right?Ugh.Gross.No.Obviously certain restaurant chains have made it their thing to make "objectification" a fun side effect of working a job as a waitress,but it's not something I'm particularly a fan of.
What I am a fan of isone restaurant that just took a big,awesome stand against it.When a customer ofAtomic Grillin Morgantown,West Virginia,posted a review on Urbanspoon declaring that the servers at the restaurant should show a little more skin,owner Daniel McCawley agreed to deliver…but not in the way the customer was thinking.McCawley did amp up the "skin"—by serving up a new special on potato skins.First of all,yum,obviously.That would have been delicious and funny enough on its own to make me happy.
But it wasn't just a clever play on words.McCawley also announced that during the "Show us some skin" campaign,100 percent of the proceeds of sales of the potato skins will go to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services.
"It was brutish.I was upset," McCawley said of the review.“我是一个12岁的小女孩的父亲,and I've got five sisters.The way that women are treated is pretty personal as far as I'm concerned." YES.This kind of treatment of women should feel incredibly personal to any woman and any man who's ever known any woman.So,um,everyone.
In response to the public's positive reaction to the campaign,Atomic posted on its Facebook page: "We are humbled and excited that everyone has responded to it so positively.We value our employees as much as our own families,and if we can turn something negative into a positive for our community,then all the better." I love this.I didn't know it was possible to have warmer feelings about potato skins than I already did,but thank you,Atomic Grill.
What do you think of this response?Do you ever notice guys objectifying waitresses?
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