There is an excellent article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer about the natural inclination of young people to gravitate towards risky behavior. On Philly.com the article is titled: "Teens' immature brains pose all sorts of dangers."
The article says that experts in neuroscience and adolescent psychology assert "contrary to adult perception," teen brains "won't be fully mature until they are in their early to mid-20s."
Uh oh... most valet workers are in their early twenties!
According to the article, young people at this age are genetically wired for adventure, risk and pleasure.
Take a look at this video. It's old, but it has some realness to it. You will see immature valet workers displaying attitudes and behaviors you might find shocking, and a boss sitting behind his desk, apparently oblivious to the bad behavior of his employees.
The attitudes of these valets seem absolutely authentic to me.
There are good guys and bad guys in this business. Whether you are dealing with good guys or not is sort of like rolling the dice. You are playing a game of chance.
Reality: Most valet managers spend too much time sitting at their desk like this manager, assuming that everything is running fine. Weak valet managers enable rogue valet activity.
Valet drag racing... Is it real? Probably not. But it makes you wonder...