Since I was 16 I have worked as a waitress in various different restaurants around London and Brighton. It’s a job that I actually quiet enjoy and although it is not something i’m planning on doing forever, it is a job that has taught me a lot and hopefully the skills i’ve learnt will help me when I start my career. Anyway, this post is aimed to be light hearted on some of the problems us waiters/waitress’ have to face on a day to day basis.
When customers ask to sit on the ONE dirty table in the restaurant that you hadn’t had the chance to clean yet…
When a customer calls you over from the other side of the restaurant to ask for the bill, making you walk for nothing, when surely everyone knows the bill gesture?
Fake laughing at jokes made by a customer, that already 10 customers have made that same day
The heart wrenching moment when the table of 25 you’ve been serving on let you know that they all need separate bills
When you check back on how the meal is going and they answer “good” but then wait till your clearing their EMPTY plates to make a complaint about how their steak was undercooked…
Those customers who bang on about being a regular in an attempt to get a free drink… yes you and the other 80 percent of the diners in here
When you let them know that an item isn’t available and they say “ah I came here just for that”
Or when you let them know that an item isn’t available and they still order it anyway
Watching in a state of disbelief that a couple would rather make out in a closed restaurant rather than head home… seriously though, why?
Customer: “What kind of sushi do you do?” Me: “Sorry Sir but we are an Italian restaurant, we do pizza and pasta”
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