I manage a take out restaurant. It’s not like a McDonalds or anything. We cook kitchen food but it’s for take out. I sometimes work the counter and take orders. Other places in our plaza complain about drunks and high people. I have had no problems with them because I know how to talk to them.
When stoned people come in I don’t give them the attitude of “I want you high ass out of here.” I speak like they are my best friend.
“Hey, how you guys doing? You dudes look like you’re feeling pretty good! Got the munchies?”
I talk the same way to drunks. “You boys having a few more with this? Pound back a few for me buddy.”
I treat them like an equal and they behave just fine and treat me and my place with respect. By the time the punk stoners are leaving I usually get a “have a good night man and thank you for the food.”
They drop the attitude and treat me with respect. All people want is to be treated with respect.