Jews experience injustices large and small — the restaurant botching our bagel shmear, car dealership not returning our calls, or finding bacon in the synagogue fridge. Often, we suffer in silence for fear of offending anyone, or we kvetch too loudly and risk being ignored. In I Wanted Fries with That, Jewish author Amy Fish encourages readers to complain effectively. In her career as a university ombudsman, Fish has dealt with thousands of complaints — some trivial some serious — and gained actionable insights about what works. Her suggestions will appeal to anyone who likes to complain or wishes they could speak up, but aren’t sure where to start, including managers navigating workplace disputes, couples who argue about the same things over and over, and even community members on committees that aren’t working. Illustrating her points with funny real-life stories, Fish reveals pragmatic methods to redress grievances with civility, honesty, and fairness for everyone involved — whether you’re trying to right the wrongs of the world, or just claim the French fries you ordered.
I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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