Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Alright, don't worry; even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on alright."

Things about life you learn from waitressing - Part one:

  1. Even when things are getting physically painful, if you're surrounded by people you like, time goes by really quickly. Man, I'm getting old! After all my years of dancing, my knees have gone to shit. Four hours into a six hour shift, they start waging warfare on the rest of my body.
  2. People can be complete bitches, but if you throw their water in their faces, you won't get a tip. It also helps when your coworker goes over and try to get them something and they snap at him too. Sucks for him, but at least I know it's not me! "I'm dying of thirst over here, yet I cannot drink my water because I don't have a straw." "We both want more tea with lots of ice, but I don't want you to take the glass with you. I want you to fill up a pitcher and bring it here." Probably because he didn't want us to spit in it! Smart man. Smart, bitch of a man.
  3. Busy times are easier when you slow down and do them in order. Best tip that I got from the head waitress. Her other one was that you won't spill liquids if you don't look at them when you walk. [FYI, totes doesn't work for me. My center of gravity is fucked up.]
That's it for now. I've only been there for a week; cut me some slack!

May the force be with y'all!


theTsaritsa said...

You get into the swing of things soon enough! I hate it when people are rude to customer service workers. It's such a tough job.

Amy said...

I decided long ago that I would never survive as a waitress so I give you MAD PROPS GIRL. That seems like a hard job! Good tips though!

My hardest job was working at a wedding chapel on the strip... I had so many rude people make me want to cry but at least I didn't have to carry glasses of liquid! You'll get the hang of it!

Stephanie said...

Amen to that! I can relate, hon. You'll get the hang out of it. Don't worry your little head.

But REALLY. Did you throw water in someone's face? Haha. Keep your chin up, girl! =]

Kate said...

That's probably the number one thing I'd hate about serving, people being bitches. [I would know because my dad is rather impatient.]