Its just a sit-com on TV but sit-coms can often be a mirror to our culture. Two Broke Girls has ushered in a new voice in the realm of fictionalized waitresses with a razor-wire tongue and a heart of gold. Max takes Flo’s “Kiss my grits!” from the old show Alice to a whole new level.
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Do you think Max represents a higher level of sensitivity to what service workers put up with in their daily routines? Or is it exactly the opposite? Is it funny because the humor releases tension from the audience’s understanding that with unemployment such as it is, servers have never been more muzzled? Of course the show tricks us into sympathizing with Max. Viewers would never see themselves as one of her rude and insensitive customers. So, the question is: Even though it’s obvious a waiter or waitress could never get away with the things Max says, do people secretly want her to be able to?
In Europe it’s not uncommon or surprising to encounter servers like Max, minus in most cases the heart of gold. Do you think the trend in our culture is moving toward more honest relationships between service providers and clients? Is that even desirable or something we want? Or will service providers need to become increasingly subservient to a shrinking but powerful class of persnickety consumers who still have disposable income?I’m dying to get your feedback and reviews here at ASR. If the comment box doesn’t show up directly below here, then please click on the tiny grayed-out link just below the title of the post on the right side of the page next to the chat bubbles (# Responses) to leave your message. Also, please Subscribe by clicking on the button in the sidebar to the right. It’s free and also the easiest way to keep up with the latest conversations here.