History Main / NiceToTheWaiter

14th Jun '17 8:33:25 AM Rebu
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* Similarly, Creator/KeanuReeves is known to be incredibly friendly towards crew members. Stories have arisen of his incredible generosity, such as giving the stunt performers Harley Davidson motorbikes during the shoot of ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.

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* Similarly, Creator/KeanuReeves is known to be incredibly friendly towards crew members. Stories have arisen of his incredible generosity, such as giving the stunt performers Harley Davidson motorbikes during the shoot of ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. That's also where he met stuntman Tiger Chen, and became friends. Reeves later created and directed ''Film/ManOfTaiChi'' as a vehicle for Chen.
14th Jun '17 7:35:14 AM Rebu
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*** As King Lune put it "Never taunt a man unless he is stronger than you." Context: [[spoiler:his son just mocked a helpless prisoner.]]


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*** As Kin Lune put it "Never taunt a man save when he is stronger than you; then, as you please."
14th Jun '17 7:29:49 AM Rebu
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** Weapons designer John of Rhodes is the sort of man who's only rude to his social equals or superiors. There's also Kungas, whose character is revealed to Raghunath Rao when he walks into a room, swiftly assesses where he'll need to post guards, curtly gives his soldiers the orders to post those guards, and then leads them ''slowly'' and carefully across the room so they won't scuff the floor a servant was polishing just then.

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** Weapons designer John of Rhodes is the sort of man who's only rude to his social equals or superiors. There's also Kungas, whose character is revealed to Raghunath Rao when he walks into a room, swiftly assesses where he'll need to post guards, curtly gives his soldiers the orders to post those guards, and then leads them ''slowly'' and carefully across the room so they won't scuff the floor a servant was polishing just then. Possibly based on the Prince Albert story in the "Real Life" folder below.
14th Jun '17 7:26:37 AM Rebu
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** In "The Code of the Woosters", both of our protagonists end up perched on furniture in a room with an angry dog. As Alexander Cockburn's foreword noted, Bertie only ''suggests'' Jeeves should grab a sheet and stuff the dog into it. He'd ''never'' command Jeeves to take the risk.
12th Jun '17 11:22:31 AM RaspyMink
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* On a similar note, if your pizza delivery guy is prompt and polite, tip him more than 50 cents. Delivery drivers tend to move even FASTER when they know they'll get a good tip, whereas if they know you'll stiff them, they might make a stopover on the way to your house to get an oil change, do some grocery shopping, maybe solve world hunger so that you never order from them again, ''you cheap bastard.''

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* On a similar note, if your pizza delivery guy is prompt and polite, tip him more than 50 cents. Delivery drivers tend to move even FASTER when they know they'll get a good tip, whereas if they know you'll stiff them, they might make a stopover on the way to your house to get an oil change, do some grocery shopping, maybe solve world hunger so that you never order from them again, ''you cheap bastard.'''' Also, they will tell their colleagues, and the entire store will drag their feet when your address comes up.
6th Jun '17 4:12:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's secretary, Traudl Junge (while admitting that Hitler was evil) said that he was "a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend". Since there are few -- if any -- {{Card Carrying Villain}}s in reality, Hitler's PetTheDog moments actually made him more terrifying.
* Likewise UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[GenreSavvy was a good boss to his personal servants and bodyguards]] - but kind of a colossal dick to pretty much everybody else. He took a certain joy out of bullying people such as forcing them to drink until they were sick/falling-over drunk, or calling them to watch movies with him at three in the morning. This was made possible by his ability to get whoever was head of the NKVD/NKGB at the time (he rotated people through the position at pretty regular intervals) to get pretty much anyone imprisoned, tortured, and even executed on trumped-up charges. His chief bodyguard invoked this trope when Stalin suffered a stroke because he wanted Stalin to die - and (correctly) trusted that no-one would believe that Stalin had actually been a pretty good boss to his personal staff [[NotMeThisTime given just how nasty he'd been to]] ''absolutely everyone else''.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's secretary, Traudl Junge (while admitting that Hitler was evil) said that he was "a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend". Since there are few -- if any -- {{Card Carrying Villain}}s in reality, Hitler's PetTheDog moments actually made him more terrifying.
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* Likewise UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[GenreSavvy was a good boss to his personal servants and bodyguards]] bodyguards - but kind of a colossal dick to pretty much everybody else. He took a certain joy out of bullying people such as forcing them to drink until they were sick/falling-over drunk, or calling them to watch movies with him at three in the morning. This was made possible by his ability to get whoever was head of the NKVD/NKGB at the time (he rotated people through the position at pretty regular intervals) to get pretty much anyone imprisoned, tortured, and even executed on trumped-up charges. His chief bodyguard invoked this trope when Stalin suffered a stroke because he wanted Stalin to die - and (correctly) trusted that no-one would believe that Stalin had actually been a pretty good boss to his personal staff [[NotMeThisTime given just how nasty he'd been to]] ''absolutely everyone else''.
26th May '17 10:12:03 AM Lullabee
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** It's noticeable that Ridcully tends to be a lot nicer to the serving staff than he is to his fellow professors, possibly related to him growing up on the street himself.

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** It's noticeable that Ridcully tends to be a lot nicer to the serving staff than he is to his fellow professors, possibly related to him growing because he grew up on in the street himself.Ramtops (at least, he spent a good many summers in Lancre). People in Lancre don't accept notions of class and rank meaning you can be rude to people.



*** Ridcully didn't grow up in the streets, but up in the Ramtops (at least, he spent a good many summers in Lancre). People in Lancre don't accept notions of class and rank meaning you can be rude to people.


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** Young Vetinari is nice to the Assassins' Guild porter in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', although apparently mostly for cynical reasons: being friendly with the porter gives him opportunities to snoop. It seems to be a bit of a strategy of his to get on good terms with the sort of people others don't respect, as when most of the guilds decide they've got an ax to grind with him the Beggars, Seamstresses, and so on are still on his side.
19th May '17 12:19:18 PM konekootome
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* Viktor accidentally insulted a fan's dream of skating the same ice as him when he asked for an autograph in ''FanFic/RivalsSeries'' which resulted in Yuuri's decade long hatred of him and resulted in a fierce rivalry.
** Yuuri, despite his cold demeanor, makes a point to be nice to his fans part of compassion and partly fearing making his own enemies.
16th May '17 6:29:20 PM jccw227
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* One Cartoon Network bumper had ''WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}'' working as a barista at a café only to be stiffed on the tip by the Wolf. Of course, [[TheCatCameBack being Droopy]], he simply stalked the Wolf and continued to hound him for a tip, no matter how hard the Wolf tried to escape from him. The Wolf finally caved and left him a ton of money before jumping off a plane. Droopy just sat there and pointed out that the Wolf forgot his latte.

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* One Cartoon Network bumper had ''WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}'' working as a barista at a café only to be stiffed on the tip by the Wolf. Of course, [[TheCatCameBack being Droopy]], he simply stalked the Wolf and continued to hound him for a tip, no matter how hard the Wolf tried to escape from him. The Wolf finally caved and left him a ton of money before jumping off a plane. Droopy just sat there and pointed out that the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich Wolf forgot his latte.]]
13th May '17 4:59:35 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot, this is where most of the characters are complete and absolute ''dicks''.

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* ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey''; Sarge is such a loyal customer at Mama Rosa's Pizza that Rosa gives him personalized discounts.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot, ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', this is where most of the characters are complete and absolute ''dicks''.
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