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There is a custom inherited from our forefathers, of paying tithes. This was a universal practice, that now passes for bribes in some less enlightened countries of the 'emerging world' and cushy jobs...
Last week I was at a leading coffee chain at Indira Nagar in Bangalore for a quiet meeting with one of my clients. However, from the moment we occupied the table, a server insisted on hovering next to me waiting for my order. I requested her to give me some time but she didn't budge. After she brought my order, she came again in seconds with the bill. Her whole objective seem to have been to quickly empty the table for the next customer. I was disgusted at the attitude.