Working in customer service can be tricky, especially when you deal with overzealous and emotional patrons.
You have to balance a fine line between being courteous and kind while also being professional. And you could do a damn good job of this, but some people inevitably mistake your professional kindness for a personal one.
And then they start getting certain ideas, especially when it comes to female workers. I can't count the number of times I had to roll my eyes when working as a waiter when I'd hear guys whisper amongst themselves, "dude, she's totally into me."
The Beer Cellar in Exeter, Devon tweeted a photo of their funny yet serious sign after they had enough of male patrons constantly harassing their employees.
"We basically just printed it out after we had a very sex-pest heavy weekend about three months ago," Lauren Dew told Mashable.
"People really laugh, people support it. One percent think it's a bit offensive, which is funny to me because those are the people it's aimed at."
"You're obviously pressured to give A+ customer service, and loads of people would interpret common hospitality as romantic interest. I wanted to make it clear that female staff are nice to you because they have to be! And, of course, most of us are decent human beings and would be nice to you anyway, but in no way does this mean we're dying for your dick."
And is it sad that we even need to consider that as a widespread solution for all restaurants?