By Braddah Lance
A couple blogs ago on "Smile.... You'd Think It Should Come Naturally", a Lurkah ventured out of Lurkahville and became a Lanceformer.
Well not surah if s/he was from The Advertiser dayz but for anyone to come out and post on WWD!, you know dat da door is always open and it's au' good hea.
Aftah rereading everyone's post and rereading da blog itself, I could see how one's interpretation could go a gazillion ways about customer service. changwang and long time Kwonic rayboyjr really hit a nerve wit me both in good and.... off ways.
"i have been in a similar situation where i worked with a diverse group of people and locals are by far the most annoying. They do absolultely anything to avoid the rules and always try to game the system. the worst part is that they enjoy pushing things to the absolute end and have fun testing to see how much they can get away with."
I agree das true.... but das true no mattah wea you go! It could be New Yorkers, Californians, Texans, anybody. Again, I agree dat I've seen my fair share of locals do watevah they can to get watevah they can and knowing how to work it as well but to say dat locals "push things to the absolute end and have fun testing to see how much they can get away with" is straight up ludicrous. Maybe it's da type of business you do or da clientele it attracts but I think (believe) locals got a lot more class than dat. Granted, I have seen a minute few who are total jerks and disrespect wat it is to even be human but even moreso, da extreme you're talking about is da no class mokes, NOT locals.
Yes, there is a difference.
Mokes are da true ainokea locals dat think everything is owed to them one way or anoddah. They'll take it any way they can howevah they can. They have zero respect for you and whoevah is in between them and wat they want. Mokes are selfish to da extreme to say da least and das all putting it nicely.
Locals, with "Hawai'i" in them, are a unique bunch wea we have a chop suey of cultures, traditions and evolution of lifestyles dat make oddahs envious of Hawai'i locals. Da "true local" will care about a complete stranger as such in da last Kokua blog-Pray For Drew, everyone's an Uncle or Aunty and we all have engrained in our coconut shell, Aloha.
changwang goes on to reply to me questioning if him/her if s/he was local,
well for one thing... i'm local. and another... locals have no shame. locals in general play by a different set of rules... they have this "i should be hooked up because i'm local mentality." trust me, locals have no shame in asking the most absurd things like "oh can i take this food home since you're gonna throw it away anyway..." mind you, at a buffet.
And hea we see eye to eye but you six feet seven and I'm five-four (with shoes).
Imho, one thing dat makes Hawai'i locals no ka oi and really separate ourselves from any city in da country is, humility. Wen you act negatively in any way, shape or form or your actions lean towards da selfish side, guarans you always will hea phrases to da effect of "shame".
"You no shame or wat?" "I shame." "Das shame."
And truthfully, humility and aloha mixed together makes an...... wait for it........ an awesome person. You don't need to be rich, you don't have to be educated, you can be watevah you want but if and wen those two traits top your character list - you got it made in my book.
It's only more apparant - depressing is more like it - dat there are more and more mokes out there and locals have evah so slowly stopped being "shame" dat makes da world seem like it's going to he!!.... imho.
We both agree there is a "shame" issue but I say it's more on da mokes part rather than a true local. Just by da shmall kine definition above, doesn't your comments reflect da same opinion but you're just willing to slam all locals? If I saw a moke trying to "game da system" I wouldn't flinch an inch but if I seen an average local trying fo' do dat you know wat's coming............
Wassup Wit Dat!
Why? Cause I expect more out of true locals and in all honesty, I don't believe mokes will evah change but locals dat still have 'shame' always get chance.
Stay tuned for Part II.......................................