Originally Posted by oo7cable
Whats worse is the people who own them...
I was working as a restaurant manager of a 5 star resort in Newport Beach.
On Mothers Day, a man decided to yell at the hostess because he couldn't get a table at 10am without having a reservation. I kindly pointed out to the man that the restaurant was booked out 3 months in advance and we could not legally supply a new table just to accommodate his party. He threw a pen at me and shouted "Im worth 5 Billion dollars! And your telling me I cant eat here?" I replied "Your worth Jack Sh!t to me now get the F#@k out of my Restaurant!"
That was the last straw... I quit 5 min later.
The people are just ridiculous.
My personal take is that this is a gross misrepresentation of people who live in Newport Beach, and neither person in that dialogue behaved any better than the other. I moved here from a nice, rural place in the Pacific Northwest 15 years ago. I know what nice people are like. I have had no such encounters like the one you described, but if I did, I sure wouldn't lump a hundred thousand people into that category.
Maybe this guy was just a jerk. They exist. Maybe he had a bad day. Maybe you were having a bad day and it showed in your body language or tone. The point being, going from specific encounters to "the people" is quite a generalization.
On an odd trivia note, there is only one person in Orange County worth that much money, and it's Donald Bren at $12 billion. The next wealthiest has a humble sum at $3 billion, according to The OC Register