Every time I go out to eat with my friend Buck, I witness genuine interaction.
Always and forever when Buck sits down at the bar or a table . . . as the Bartender or server approaches, Buck is the first to speak.
“Hi! My name is Buck – What’s yours?”
Interpersonal interaction from the get-go.
For the duration of “our time together with our Bartender or server”, we “know” each other on a first name basis.
If we need anything, It’s much easier for all of us because we are all inherently more connected than most patron-server interactions.
“Hey Jake! Can you add a side of bacon to that?”
We tend to be served better than others every time.
Likely the bartender/server feels more “honored/respected”
Additionally, this level of interaction bears with it a higher level of accountability because we’re all on first name basis.
We are serving each other with honor and respect.
Quite a contrast to those patrons who come to be served and demand what they want by way of barking commands.
and so this dynamic also applies in other scenarios . . .
Do more of this, and life surely will be kinder and gentler than before.