Capped Individuals

I really am not sure, who started this trend of restaurant guys wearing caps and apron. Pizza corner? Whoever it is, was not a permanent resident of chennai. But the cap/apron thing seems to have caught up with almost every major restaurant/coffee shop. Now they have these polythene gloves as well. And this is the fad in some vegetable shops like ‘Kovai pazhamudhir solai’.

But if you observe, in typical chennai climate wearing a cap all through the business hours is not easy. It gets hot, and the guys invariably end up scratching their heads, or wipe out the sweat because of wearing the cap. And how do they do that? With a gloved hand. Now, their hand is safeguarded from all the dust/sweat and pollution but what about the food they serve?

It would make sense to think of the local climate conditions, before deciding on the uniform/attire of the restuarant employees!

4 Comments so far

  1. JoeV (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

    Caps are bad, Polythene gloves suck and socks stink.
    Hey, did you forget that Humans themselves are the worst polluters.
    How about removing the Human element and putting a vending machine or robot to dispense the food?

  2. Prabhu (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    Thanks for not mentioning that humans should stop eating once and for all :)

  3. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

    Time to tell the tale of the posh, expensive wedding I attended a few months back. All the servers wore plastic gloves. A guy was giving out apalam. He paused to wipe the back of his hand accross his nose.

    No, of course he didn’t remove the glove!

  4. Nishanth (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 3:08 am

    The main reason why the staff in a restaurant wear caps/aprons is to create an identity for them.It also makes it easy for their customers to identify/spot them.The second reason is hygiene.

    But almost all of these places who make their staff wear caps are air-conditioned,so I don’t see any problem.

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