That must be one of the most frustrating things when you have this job. Table #1 has a problem and as you are walking back to the kitchen to solve it, table 2, 3 and 4 all stop you with additional problems. Now you look like a jerk as you pass by everyone on your way back to table #1 with their new basket of fish.
Archive for June, 2011
Back in grade school there was always a long line at the drinking fountain when we came in from recess. I would be perfectly fine outside running around but my thirst was somehow amplified by the length of the line. Feeling the chill of the water as the first gulp traveled down into my belly was such a satisfying conclusion to the wait. When I needed to take a breath I would keep my head down, the water splashing against my closed lips as I breathed in through my nose. Once you lifted your head up your turn was over wether you wanted more or not.
It’s weird looking at magazines from around the time I was born? Did people really dress like this? Wow cars were really cheap! I guess making dinner involved lots of Jello molds back then.
When you enter into this conversation at a party you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes it’s really short “Oh, I work in an office.” Sometimes it’s really long and complicated and you are left not really knowing what they are talking about. I’m still waiting for the party where I run into someone that works at the same place as me but I just don’t recognize them without the giant dog head part of the uniform.
It’s not that people are bad at keeping secrets, sometimes you just don’t know that it was a secret in the first place.
I wonder if melons would be very popular if they were only the size of ping pong balls. That would be a lot of work to peel each one for a single bite. Maybe they would be expensive delicacies that you would only get at restaurants.
“Ooh, I’ll have the 1 ounce watermelon plate for dessert! How exciting!”
I’ve had a few jobs where I was a “manager” for a group of coworkers. Thinking back on it I’m sort of surprised that I didn’t mess with them more. I never held back on my managers though. I still feel bad from time to time… not too bad though.
Recently I’ve heard about this solution to children and cake a number of times. One child cuts and the other chooses. Amazingly I never encountered it when I was a kid. Maybe I just always got along with my younger brother. Or maybe neither of us were ever trusted with knives.
When you go to a zoo it’s best to go in with the thought of just checking out whatever they have and not pick out a favorite that you have to see. Odds are your favorite will turn out to be sleeping or off exhibit. If you are really sad about missing the elephants you may miss the flying rabbits or the spring-loaded leopards.
What a crazy thing that was the first time someone showed me how to put on a neck tie. How did this become a thing? There’s like 17 steps! When you mess it up you gotta go all the way back to the beginning! Then my mom got me a clip-on tie and all was right with the world. Fashion through technology!