I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think it should be a national law that every single person should have to work in retail and/or food service at least once. If you haven’t you have no idea how hard those working in those industries have it. Here’s a few server problems you may or may not be aware of:
Your table asks you to list off all the flavors of muffins. And then asks you to list it again… and again… and again.
You get home and you’re not exactly sure what that sticky stuff on your arm is or how long its been there.
Your table sends you to get more ranch. You bring it and then they want more napkins. You get them and then they want hot sauce. By the time they leave you feel like you’ve run a marathon.
Can’t find the powdered sugar in 30 seconds? You give up and decide their french toast will just have to go without because you are way too busy to continue looking for it.
On a busy Sunday morning you need a setup for one regular coffee, one decaf coffee and three hot teas and you just want to cry because of the amount of precious time that will take.
You take an order at a table, get to the computer to type it in and suddenly can’t read your own handwriting.
That customer snapping his fingers to get your attention? If he keeps that up you’re going to snap his fingers right off (seriously please do not snap at your server, we aren’t puppies)!
Your table claims they’re ready to order but then spends ten minutes discussing what they want to order while you stand and wait.
Despite your aversion to math you can mentally calculate whether or not you received a 20% tip.
A customer takes your pen and you have to resist the urge to run after them and steal it back.
This post is MOSTLY poking fun at being a server. No worries, I’ve ever actually snapped anyone’s fingers off or run after a customer to get my pen back!