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26th Mar '17 9:19:09 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'',

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** In a flashback, Lyanna is shown to be kinder to Hodor (then Wyllis) than Ned was at the time, giving the boy some tips on how to spar with Benjen.
15th Mar '17 8:05:27 PM Discar
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-->--'''Sirius Black''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''

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-->--'''Sirius -->-- '''Sirius Black''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''


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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''):
** Before the Parshendi assassinated her father, Jasnah was paying assassins to spy on people, including her own family. While said assassins were mildly annoyed they weren't killing anyone, the fact that she showed them more respect than most nobles (and paid well) meant that they were actually surprisingly fond of her.
--->'''Jasnah:''' Assassination ''is'' a dirty business. So is taking out a chamber pot. I can respect the people who do the job without caring for the job itself.
** Amaram is pleasant to his darkeyed house staff, to the point of even remembering the name of a random serving girl and knowing her plans for the evening.
1st Mar '17 8:14:41 AM RobTan
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* Inversion: Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Nazi ambassador to England, and later Foreign Minister, liked to summon the most expensive tailors in London to the German embassy, making them wait all day, then sending them home without ever meeting with them. As the tailors counted among their clients people like cabinet ministers, industrialists and peers, news of what a JerkAss Ribbentrop was quickly spread among London's elite and crippled his attempts to get an alliance between Britain and the Third Reich. [[WrongGenreSavvy Well, that and the fact he was convinced true political power lay with the King and hereditary nobility rather than the Commons.]]
28th Feb '17 10:56:27 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* The Duke of Wellington in ''Series/BlackAdder'' may be the king of averting this trope. He may zigzag between {{Jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but it is implied that he treats his servants like '''absolute shit'''. Case in point: he ''punches'' George, [[ItMakesSenseInContext while the latter is disguised as Blackadder]], for every mistake he makes, but when George tries to tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]] of how he is actually the Prince, Wellington '''shoots and kills him'''. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Blackadder]], [[ProtagonistVillain who's]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk no]] [[SmugSnake saint]] [[KickTheDog himself]], thinks that Wellington's methods are too much, but that's more likely out of sympathy for Wellington's own servants rather than for George, as he's more than happy to punch George a few times.

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* The Duke of Wellington in ''Series/BlackAdder'' may be the king of averting this trope. He may zigzag between {{Jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but it is implied that he treats his servants like '''absolute shit'''. Case in point: he ''punches'' George, [[ItMakesSenseInContext while the latter is disguised as Blackadder]], for every mistake he makes, but when George tries to tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]] of how he is actually the Prince, Wellington '''shoots and kills him'''. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Blackadder]], [[ProtagonistVillain [[VillainProtagonist who's]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk no]] [[SmugSnake saint]] [[KickTheDog himself]], thinks that Wellington's methods are too much, but that's more likely out of sympathy for Wellington's own servants rather than for George, as he's more than happy to punch George a few times.
28th Feb '17 10:54:58 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* The Duke of Wellington in ''Series/BlackAdder'' may be the king of averting this trope. He may zigzag between {{Jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but it is implied that he treats his servants like '''absolute shit'''. Case in point: he ''punches'' George, [[ItMakesSenseInContext while the latter is disguised as Blackadder]], for every mistake he makes, but when George tries to tell him the [[CassandraTruth truth]] of how he is actually the Prince, Wellington '''shoots and kills him'''. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Blackadder]], [[ProtagonistVillain who's]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk no]] [[SmugSnake saint]] [[KickTheDog himself]], thinks that Wellington's methods are too much, but that's more likely out of sympathy for Wellington's own servants rather than for George, as he's more than happy to punch George a few times.
22nd Feb '17 4:15:48 AM Taskmaster123
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* ReeseWitherspoon found out the hard way that it's a good idea not to berate a police officer when you get pulled over, ''especially when everything is being recorded on the officer's dashcam.'' Part of her tirade was a ''do you know who I am?'', which in addition to showing a lot of contempt for the working class, isn't going to impress any police officer who's just doing his job. It got so bad that her husband, who was actually the one getting ticketed, basically shouted at her to STFU.
21st Feb '17 12:36:52 PM bificommander
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* Brutally subverted in ''{{Film/Downfall}}'', where UsefullNotes/AdolfHitler is shown to be kind and gracious to his assistants, while ranting about the evils of mercy and how the German people all deserve to die for failing him in his fight against the Jews.
17th Feb '17 11:18:12 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* [=CEO=]s call this the [[http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2006-04-14-ceos-waiter-rule_x.htm Waiter Rule]]. Humor columnist Creator/DaveBarry once wrote "A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." This is exactly the form that former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson wrote in his booklet ''Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management''. Swanson says that the Waiter Rule is the only one that never fails. [[note]] "Such behavior is an accurate predictor of character because it isn't easily learned or unlearned but rather speaks to how people were raised, says Siki Giunta, CEO of U.S. technology company Managed Objects."[[/note]]

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* [=CEO=]s call this the [[http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2006-04-14-ceos-waiter-rule_x.htm Waiter Rule]]. Humor columnist Creator/DaveBarry once wrote "A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person." This is exactly the form that former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson wrote in his booklet ''Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management''. Swanson says that the Waiter Rule is the only one that never fails. The way that someone treats service personnel is more often than not a very accurate look into how they will treat the people under them as a manager.[[note]] "Such behavior is an accurate predictor of character because it isn't easily learned or unlearned but rather speaks to how people were raised, says Siki Giunta, CEO of U.S. technology company Managed Objects."[[/note]]
17th Feb '17 4:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** In [=McGuire's=] ''Literature/InCryptid'' series, one of the things that makes [[TheHunter Dominic DeLuca]] realize that [[VanHelsingHateCrimes cryptids aren't evil monsters]] is literally that Verity's cryptid cousin Sarah remembers to be nice to her waitress, despite having such powerful telepathic abilities she could have told the waitress to do anything at all and been eagerly obeyed.

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** In [=McGuire's=] ''Literature/InCryptid'' series, one of the things that makes [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Dominic DeLuca]] realize that [[VanHelsingHateCrimes cryptids aren't evil monsters]] is literally that Verity's cryptid cousin Sarah remembers to be nice to her waitress, despite having such powerful telepathic abilities she could have told the waitress to do anything at all and been eagerly obeyed.
9th Feb '17 12:55:11 PM dlchen145
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** Princess Cadence is shown to be this as well, showing concern about her hairdresser calling in sick.

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** Princess Cadence Cadance is shown to be this as well, showing concern about her hairdresser calling in sick.
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