I, Anonymous Sep 20, 2023 at 10:00 am
Steven Weissman

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1

The Seattle freeze is real.

2

I suggest a better attitude.

4

Bless your heart.

5

Originalcinner dear, the Seattle Freeze is only real to the people who want it to be.

6

OK, Honeypie

7

Is this an example of the first generation of Crusty Old Hipsters? 'Cause if so, I'm kind of digging the vibe.

Anyhow, solid writing but the topic isn't lizard-brain enough for I,A: B+.

9

"You gave me a pet name / Which is not to say I like it" ("Pet name", They Might Be Giants)

10

Why is having a full-ass relevant here? No need to brag about your BBL while shitting on minimum wage workers (check your privilege). Tell ya what Babycakes, I think you need to brush up on your Seattle Commie faux pas since you're the cultural weather vane.

11

So your issue isn't the polite-but-insincere pleasantry, it's that you demand a different, dare I say more-British-sounding, pleasantry?

12

Referring to customers as "honey" or "sweetie" is very old school diner culture. I don't encounter it very often in Seattle. But it's certainly not meant to be taken as some serious comment on you in particular. Please acquire some real problems to distract you from this complaint.

13

Petty.

14

I wish to all the gods I don't believe in that this was my worst problem in life.

15

Well, consider it progress that people don't anymore hear in waiting rooms across the country, "Doctor will see you now, dear."

16

"I am a full-ass grown woman, but
you KEEP calling me 'sweetie' or
'honey' at least once a week."

so
you
Convinced
them to head over
to tS & read I Anonymous?

excellent!
they'll likely
Never do That again!

how very
Seattle
of you

17

What a shitty attitude. I second the notion that this is diner waitress culture. The underpaid person serving you coffee is being pleasant. No one should take offense at simple pleasantries. To suggest that this is some kind of power play is very disturbing. Berating someone for their tattoos and fashion choices takes it to a darker, mean spirited place. I am thankful not to need baristas to reinforce my superiority over them.

18

@5 amen

Speaking of "cutting the insecure power moves," I,A doth protest too much, methinks. The power dynamic is obviously in her favor (I don't think most baristas could afford fancy coffee all the time, luckily it's a perk of their job). Stinks like insecurity mised with privilege to me, poor thing.

19

'her'
and all this
Time I'm thinking he

20

Better than "Great, that bitch is back again," which is what the person probably wants to say. Or, the person has no idea who you are and wants you to feel welcome - how horrible.

21

If the author had gone to the Doghouse or Kettel’s, or The Copper Kitchen, or any one of the scores of little diners that used to be across Seattle, she would have stroked out.


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