Interactions With the General Public

How would you like your steak cooked? Medium. Okay that will be a hot pink center. Oh no no no, I don’t like any pink or red in it. Okay, then I recommend well done. No, I don’t like it cooked well done. Cook it to medium well. That will have a slight pink center.…

High Maintenance Traveler

For the past few months, Isaac and I have been trying to figure out where we should go on our Honeymoon in March. Friends, strangers, family members, and coworkers have been urging us to go to Europe, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, you name it! Alaska and Colorado were even briefly talked…

Public Service Announcement: Coupons

I love a good deal. Who doesn’t?  I would totally use Groupon and Living Social more if I could remember to actually USE my dang coupons. The last two offers that I claimed sat on my virtual shelf for so long that they expired. What a waste of money! I decided that I am no…

The Decision to Lie

One of the reasons I enjoy my part-time waitressing gig so much is because I get to talk to strangers all night. For the most part, I truly love hearing about the lives of so many different types of people. It is amazing what you can learn about a person in between serving him tomato…

The Allergy Customer

For me, the hardest part about waitressing is the wind down after a shift. After a 15-hour workday I would love to come home, shower, and pass out immediately. My body is begging for sleep, but my brain is still scrambling for a pen, memorizing orders, fighting with chefs, and sucking up to guests. I…

Finally Debt Free (except for the $30,000 I still owe)

I have finally done it. I have completely paid off all of my credit card debt and it feels…amazing. On August 2nd, 2011, my checking account was negative $52.00, my savings non-existent, and my credit card debt totaled almost $6,000. I remember writing in my journal “I can’t even afford groceries or gas anymore. This…

The Escort

The other night while I was working at my part-time waitressing job, I had the pleasure of serving a man and a young lady we all assumed to be his daughter. He looked to be in his late 50’s and she in her mid 20’s. My first thought when seeing her was “man, I would…

The Verbal Tip

The Verbal Tipper (Viberious Tipurus) is a mysterious, but far from extinct creature. The Verbal Tipper can be found in any gender, size, race, social status, or religion. The Verbal Tipper is polite, somewhat needy, but never over the top. The Verbal Tipper can be hard to spot at first, but unmistakable as a meal…

Subpar Humans

On Friday night, I walked into the restaurant I part-time at feeling optimistic. Money has been good lately and after dealing with so many lovely customers, I was ready for another night waitressing (read: selling my soul for tips). Little did I know it would be hands down the worst night I have ever had…