These inspectors were dicks. Both instances were in open kitchens so everything was in full display.
The volume of their voices were just below screaming. The tone of their comments was full reprimand mode.
Pointing fingers in the faces of the owners and workers by one if the inspectors was really uncalled for. This inspector was from Africa, and his accent was so thick that he had to be asked to repeat his reprimands, which made him more angry.
The silliest thing was so much of what this inspector was rampaging about was stuff the kitchen WAS doing right. He felt it necessary to emphasize these points with raging statements like, "...AND IF YOU DON'T DO IT LIKE THIS, YOU WILL BE IN VIOLATION AND I WILL WRITE IT UP!"
The owners were miffed as to why this inspector was yelling at them for all the things they were doing right. It was like a tirade through the whole inspection. I guess you had to be there.