Trying not to give a shit, but I'm here venting anyway…

To grat or not to grat? December 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mariah @ 1:39 am
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‘Tis is a question every server asks themselves at one point or another. Tonight, I had a party of eight adults. Not only were they immediately rude and cranky, but I was assigned to them even though my section was literally at the other side of the restaurant. Why? My manager wants me to rip all of my fingernails off and quit. Nevertheless, I gave them great service to the best of my ability (considering I was busy tending to other tables, one of which proceeds to tip me $4 on $39-this left me stunned because they were the sweetest couple I think I’ve ever met in my life). My party of eight’s bill came to an overwhelming $82 (please please note the sarcasam) all thanks to our bottomless soup and salad option. I knew immediately I had to grat them or I wasn’t going to make a damn thing off of them. The restaurant I work at leaves it up to the server’s disgression to grat (18%) a bill for 8+ people. Since I was super busy, I had my manager drop off my checks for me, and about twenty minutes later when I had a chance, I went and picked up the checks…thank you for not even leaving me a penny extra on top of your grat. You annoyed me for almost two hours and felt I deserved nothing more than what you were forced to leave me? Thank you…I will remember your sweet tea drinking, obnixious ass screaming and mess making selves the next time you step over the threshold.

Morning shift tomorrow…this should be fun. It’s always either old people who want to take up one of my tables and drink decaf coffee for three and a half hours, or business men who feel even if I were to strap a jet pack on my back I wouldn’t be moving fast enough…GO TO MCDONALDS YOU DUMBASS. THEY HAVE A DRIVE THROUGH.