Standards are a funny thing. We hate, we love them, expect them and dispel them at the same time. One should not lower one’s standards just because those around them have lowered theirs. Even in close didactic and intimate relationships; standards should not be compromised.
You want to know the best way to get crappy service in a restraint, even a nice restaurant. Go into a casual or even posh restaurant where there is an automatic gratuity added to the bill. Then the server does not work hard, they do the minimum or average service. Standard of tip has been lower and standard of service is lowered. No one is happy. There was a posh restaurant in California who got rid of this standard. You know what a lot of the wait staff complained and wined. Some even quit. But you know what happened to the restaurant. It made more money. Lets face it there are a lot of stiffs in the service industry, exception yes, but it has it fair share of whiners and complaining curmudgeons. The restaurant increase the standard of service, the service increased their standard of service and the customer increased their tips. Everyone was happy except for the whiney curmudgeon. They either learn to “get it” or face termination or voluntarily searched for a place of lower standards and guaranteed tips
Now there are these stiffs and curmudgeons in all industries. Some are managers, doctors, lawyers and other administrators. They are in your families and your social networks. They may even lie in the multiple personalities that make up you as a whole. One can either choose to stay surrounded by those who whine and compromise and bring down your quality of life, or you can keep true to yourself. Whatever that might be. But one should not do it righteously, loudly, or cynically. We are by who we surround ourselves allegedly, so be weary of strife and conflict, even in one’s self. One should try to do it humbly, subtly, and with dignity.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle