won't comment on the first for obvious reasons, but the second, much as I'm normally quick to go to bat for the Japanese, those in tour groups tend to be (trusting, yes but) naive targets, alarmingly so, in NY or elsewhereGlobal Citizen wrote:Wham, its never good to make allegations unless armed with facts to substantiate.
First of all the incident that really sticks out in my mind didn't occur with me personally but in my presence to a group of unsuspecting Japanese tourists.
though NY *does* have some pretty sharky people looking for such bait
anyway, it would be folly to judge an entire state's peoples by their waiters and waitresses, though I agree w/Mary, there's nothing like the service at most diners, real humans you can talk to (I used to be in the service industry too)
what gets me is the sophomoric 'attitude' at Bar None from the bouncers when there's a queue, as if that place was actually happening - they're not even close to *real* rude bouncers at a real nightclub in say NY or Paris
but odd that you had bad experiences from service staff, if they are ones who work for tips anyway, that usually isn't the case
...unless you're a cheap tipper....