10 Things I Learned Being a Server…

I have worked as a hostess for 2 years, but serving was a whole new bag of worms. I salute you, fellow servers. Here is what I’m taking away from my experience:

1. Your bladder holds more than you think it does

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2. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, people are difficult assholes who cannot be pleased

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3. “I want a red wine” is like saying “I want a red shirt.” You do realize how many types of shirts there are, correct?  Talk something up enough, and they’ll jump on board.

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4. Those terrible “no slip” shoes made for servers are the most uncomfortable shoes ever

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5. The definition of sweat is serving in an all black polyester uniform outside in the middle of July

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6. Sometimes having a drink after work is just, necessary

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7. People with extra special orders have an extra special place in Hell (and if not Hell, definitely Purgatory)

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8. People still struggle to remember that two places in the world are always guaranteed to be cold: restaurants and movie theaters. Bring a sweater.

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9. Awe you know the owner’s name? Good for you!

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10. One nice customer really can make your day

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PSA: Be nice to the people bringing you your food

5 Comments

  1. August 15, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    I was a waitress for a couple years and I honestly think everyone should have to do it at least once in a lifetime…It changes your whole perspective of the industry. It was such hard work I commend people who do it for so much longer than I did.

    • August 16, 2014 / 12:24 am

      Absolutely! It was a great learning experience!

  2. August 16, 2014 / 12:50 am

    This is hilarious!! It’s so true though, people can be absolute douchebags.

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