Generally it is seen that we welcome the VIPs with utmost care and respect and welcome the ordinary mortals with average expressions.
I am also affected by this pattern though I earnestly try to behave with everyone with same spirit.
Basically, the reason for this differential behaviour stems from the fact that we are very selfish and in hope of some favour from VIPs in future or just to come in their
good books, we resort to such differentiation.
Knowledge is power.
They are there at my invitation, they have honoured me with their presence. Some guests may be influential others not so, but at my house and at my function they are special.
I have not had to host an event where the number of invitees was innumerable. The largest gathering that I have hosted in my personal capacity is around 50 people. I have always taken the time to have a few words with my guests, made sure that they have something to drink and enough to eat, and a place to sit.
I introduce people who haven't met before, so they can strike up a conversation and spend a good evening. I also mingle with the crowd, make small talk, apologise for not giving them more time. That is what a good host should do. No one should be made to feel less important.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
In my case, even after living in this artificially made classes of society, I have not forgotten my roots and how I had to struggle during my initial days and more importantly how my parents had to struggle to establish their three children. Till now, I can't differentiate on the basis of transport which the guests use.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
But as mentioned by the author I have seen in many places the difference in the treatment. Some people will never care for normal people but for VIPs, they give a special treatment. They will assign Ac rooms and cabs to those special guests and other guests will be normal without any special attention. This attitude is not a correct one and definitely, this will make the other guests annoyed.