Its funny how we don't necessarily ponder over something until we are placed in the situations ourselves.
Let me explain:
My name is Olivia. Olivia Roskos
. No one calls me that though its always "liv
" or "livers
" or "liver and onions
" which is oddly suitable for the restaurant business:)
I work at Sizzlers as a waitress part time while trying to finish up my senior year on top of figuring out what I want to do with my life:)
Waitressing is a lot of fun though so I can't complain. Its also taught me quite a bit about people in general. For instance:
Whenever I ask some random person at the grocery store how they are doing its always " Oh great, but hey I'm in a real hurry lets caught up another time k?" but when you are going crazy waiting on 15 different tables its a little different story. I didn't know a quick " how are you?" would lead to...
" Well, ACTUALLY my great Aunt Mertil just got a foot infection, my face got stung by a bee, and I gained half a pound
from the cheese toast last time I was here!!" Hmm...maybe I should of not asked?"
And then we always have the "unpredictable
" Mr. critical doesn't waste a minute to let you know that his steak is well..." I asked for medium, but this looks somewhere between medium and almost medium well but yeah...can I just get a recook?" So I take it back.
" Here you go sir, here is a recook, now is there anything else I can get for you?"
" Well, mam actually could you have them maybe recook it again
and maybe make it a little less medium, maybe somewhere between medium rare and medium."
" Oh sure in all my spare time!" ( hey, I didn't say that just thought it;) "Yes, sir I'll be right back!"
We can't forget the "silent mysterious readers," those kind I like the best! They would rather be left only with there ice cold glass of water and small plate of salad then be bugged repeatedly...
" Hey! are you done with that plate YET?"
Everytime I come around another plate is carefully cleaned and stacked neatly along with the others.
"I'm sorry but is there any
way I can bug you for another napkin? I mean, if its not that much trouble?" They smile at me sheepishly.
" No, you don't get more napkins, I mean you only used two plates and drank a fourth of a glass of water why of course not!"
" Well, anyways here is 10 dollars for all the trouble I put you through!
" Hey Trouble, come in more often and I'll be happy to wait on you!"
"More than any other thing as I'm starting to realize my true coffee snob ways- I'm also realizing the large group of fellow people sharing in this fault.
How was I supposed to know its the "golden rule
" to " at all times keep the cup full or you just might get attacked with a knife and pitchfork!" YIKES!! Wish someone would have told me sooner:)
Maybe someday I'll have my guests figured out but until then I guess I will have to be content being "their personal slave!"