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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit ([personal profile] pauamma) wrote in [community profile] accessibility_fail2012-06-13 08:08 pm
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You're a waiter at a cafe or bistro with a sidewalk area for smokers or overflow customers. The sidewalk is about 8 ft wide, and the tables and chairs eat something like 5-6 ft of it, depending on how people are sitting at each table, bags sticking out, etc. There's 2 rows of tables with a gap in the middle for people to use, both in getting to and from the tables and in passing the area where the cafe is.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24

You notice someone in a wheelchair going through the gap, navigating carefully because they don't have a lot of clearance. Do you:

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Try to clear the way ahead of them, making sure they can go through quickly, safely, and without bumping into your customers and possibly causing them to spill drinks or food?
20 (83.3%)

Stand by the entrance to the inside area, making sure no waiter comes through and bumps into them, but not assisting them actively?
1 (4.2%)

Block their way and insist they find another route, because they might otherwise inconvenience your customers?
3 (12.5%)

Do something else (comment)?
0 (0.0%)

(If standing in the wheelchair user's way) You see cafe customers who also noticed them start clearing a way by themselves. Do you:

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Help them?
19 (86.4%)

Ignore them, because you have some important way-blocking to do?
0 (0.0%)

Hinder their attempt to clear the way, or insist they should be good customers and let you handle it alone?
3 (13.6%)

Do something else (comment)?
0 (0.0%)

(If hindering or discouraging their effort) When the customers object to your behavior and ask to talk to a manager. do you:

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Relent, let them clear the way, and go sulk?
14 (77.8%)

Start arguing loudly with them and try to undo their actions, dragging chairs or tables back if they push them, etc.?
3 (16.7%)

Do something else (comment)?
1 (5.6%)

(If arguing with customers) When the manager on duty arrives on the scene and the customers complain about you, do you:

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Accept that perhaps you went too far, apologize, and stop hindering or maybe even start helping?
14 (77.8%)

Keep objecting, blaming the customers, the passer-by, and your manager (who are all starting to look pissed off at you by now)?
3 (16.7%)

Do something else (comment)?
1 (5.6%)

(If arguing with your manager) When your manager disciplines you, sending you home, do you:

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Leave quietly?
14 (77.8%)

Leave, protesting loudly?
0 (0.0%)

Refuse to leave, demand police intervention because everyone else is conspiring to deprive you of your wages and tips, and resist attempts to remove you?
4 (22.2%)

Do something else (comment)?
0 (0.0%)

Extra credit optional essay question (comment): when it turns out 2 of the customers are (off-duty) police officers who restrain you until you can formally be arrested, what is your reaction?
laceblade: Person wringing hands and wibbling while looking at her computer (Computer wibble)

[personal profile] laceblade 2012-06-13 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
omfg, is this a thing that actually happened??
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[personal profile] willow 2012-06-13 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
At a certain point when it become clear the asshole points were winning, I started clicking those answers in startled laughter BELIEF that it would result in 'I HATE YOU ALL! YOU WILL RUE THE DAY!'

And then I saw the extra credit.
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[personal profile] exor674 2012-06-13 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it bad that I want to respond to this poll in the worst possible way [ even if that is an exact opposite of what I'd actually do... ]
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[personal profile] amadi 2012-06-13 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
That's how I answered it, I put myself in the shoes of an asshole. :)
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[personal profile] amadi 2012-06-13 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
The argument in the end kinda put the final checkmark in the asshole column for me.
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[personal profile] archersangel 2012-06-13 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
i really don't understand people sometimes.
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[personal profile] sasha_feather 2012-06-13 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
OMGosh the police officers!! Did the waiter fight them?
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[personal profile] jecook 2012-06-13 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, and I thought snooty waiters were just a thing from the movies. Good luck collecting unemployment for that one...
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[personal profile] staranise 2012-06-13 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Damn! That is some intense denial of the "I am perfect, everyone else is screwing up MY PERFECT SYSTEM" school!
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2012-06-13 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
... WOW. That is truly impressive levels of... IDEK. I admit I laughed at the extra credit, because that is just perfect.
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[personal profile] automaticdoor 2012-06-14 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
The ending is just classic.
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2012-06-14 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
I'm guessing this is something that you witnessed... UGH
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2012-06-14 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I saw that after I posted my comment. Wow.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-06-14 08:23 am (UTC)(link)
So what *was* their extra-credit answer?

My guess involves some form of resisting arrest.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2012-06-14 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Alright, if we saw a animation of this, we'd all be, "That's horrible and funny, cause the waiter is so going to regret this, but it's totally over the top because, really?" and yet it happened.

I ... I ...


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[personal profile] watersword 2012-06-14 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)

That's....quite something.
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[personal profile] ladyvyola 2012-06-14 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
In my family, we call this sort of thing instant karma* and cling to it as a reason to not be completely depressed by the world.

* So dubbed after being stuck in backed-up traffic and watching a car in front of us pull into the wrong lane, pass a long line of cars, and make a turn around the stopped cars to continue merrily on their oh-so-more-important-than-ours way.

Then the police car a few spaces behind us flipped on its lights, pulled around traffic and chased that motherfucker down.

No lie, we cheered and punched the sky.