Put our best word forward
February 3, 2015
RE: the tourism saying I can’t even bring myself to write.
Several years ago when I moved to this county, I asked a lodge owner why he hired university students from elsewhere as summer workers when the unemployment rate among local people was so high. His response was that guests who were paying big dollars for vacations did not want to be served by wait staff who said “youse people.” Was he wrong, has that changed, or do the tourism marketing people think being so revoltingly ungrammatical will generate more new business than it loses?