Josh is on a mission to show how surface judgments can impact our everyday lives. To prove this point, he poses as a homeless man and has cameras follow him as he tries to eat a meal at a fancy restaurant. When he comes back an hour later in a Ferrari, let’s just say he’s treated a bit differently.
I understand that private businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone, and that the clientele at a restaurant like this might not appreciate being seated next to someone who “looks” homeless, but in my opinion that just further proves Josh’s point. The hosts at this restaurant aren’t rich (an admitted assumption on my part), but they feel they have to act as a buffer for their well-to-do customers.
When he comes back, clean-cut in his luxury car, he gets the red carpet treatment…but his response to the restaurant drives home a powerful message. Every day we make snap judgments. We can’t help it. I do it, you do it. There isn’t enough time in our day to thoughtfully interact with everyone we come across. I know this is something I plan to work on after watching this, and it’s unfortunate that it takes these reminders to help the human race strive to become better people. I’m just glad there are people like Josh doing his part.
I particularly like how he mentioned he could afford the dinner when he was dressed as a homeless man. That was a nice touch. Perhaps they didn’t believe him? How would you have reacted in this situation if you worked at the restaurant? Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to SHARE it with your friends on facebook.