Walking into a local
Sitting at the bar I immediately noticed the bartender licked his finger, as one does when counting c-notes wrapped in rubber bands, and proceeded to pick up a bar napkin. He managed to get another lick in before he put down the second bar napkin before asking us what we wanted to drink.
“Two iced teas will be perfect.” My partner said while I excused myself before going to the men’s room to wash my hands.
Upon my return I was informed that I probably should take the lemon out of my iced tea as the bartender had licked his fingers three more times while placing bar naps down for other customers and then proceeded to pick up the drink’s lemons.
The bartender is an old-timer. He’s been around the block. And, in the spirit of P.J. Rocko of
He just has a bad habit.
But you don’t have to be an old-timer to incur those public assaulting habits.
I frequent a Starbuck’s in wine country almost every morning. And, in that pristine store run by one of the best managers in the Starbuck’s organization, a finger licker lurks. Before this certain employee picks up a cup, she licks her finger. Then grabs the cup and undoubtedly her recently licked index finger touches the rim of the cup.
I am sure there are numerous amounts of finger licking employees in the restaurant business. These people are in the same category as hair twirlers, face touchers, and of course, arm pickers.
So today in your pre-shift meeting make sure you mention that finger licking is not good, but really bad, especially if the customer sees it.