Originally Posted by Steve Z
The internet has made it easy for people to do research and be more educated about things, and I think that's a good thing. I think we're losing our culture when you drive around cities and they all look the same, with the same chains restaurants, the same stores in the same old strip malls.
So, IMO, there's a good side to being demanding. It's awesome if people seek out restaurants that are local and not part of a chain, and demanding food or service that's better than average.
But, there's no excuse to be rude. It's a fine line. I wasn't there, so I can't comment on the original story. Ultimately, I just think it's okay to be a little snobby, but not to be rude or disrespectful.
I have no issue with wanting diversity in choices. I'd hate to know that my city only had Mexican restaurants and nothing else. But at the same time there are reasonable demands and there are idiotic ones. Our society seems to have forgotten the difference between the two.