Every time I see one of those things on the internet where someone has made a ridiculous request of some service worker (“draw an elephant on my pizza box,” etc.) and the service worker has then fulfilled said request I don’t really know how to feel, because I don’t know whether the worker regarded the request as a) a delightful respite from the otherwise monotonous drudgery of their daily tasks or b) a painful imposition over and above their existing grind. Is it an Amelie-like bolt of whimsy that enlivened their day or just another crack of the whip from a system that casts them aside unless they fulfill the most unreasonable and picayune of customer requests. I feel this way about a lot of things on the internet, honestly.
Internet as improv everywhere
“Oh, those poor uncreative dummies never thought to liberate themselves from their shitty jobs with radical whimsey! We’ll force them to be free!”