Construction From Hell

I was unaware “painting” was such a loud event. We received a letter from our landlords a few weeks ago about how they were going to start re-painting the outsides of everyone’s houses. They’re starting, however, with the rain gutters. About two weeks ago, I got a nice, bright, early wake-up call (I’d say around […]

It Feels Like Forever

Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal You’ve imbibed a special potion that makes you immortal. Now that you’ve got forever, what changes will you make in your life? How will you live life differently, knowing you’ll always be around to be accountable for your actions? Ah, to be immortal. To watch the world change throughout […]

Why Turkeys Are Served on Thanksgiving

Have you ever actually heard a turkey gobble? Have you ever heard two turkeys fight? Did you know turkeys can fly? These are questions I thought I would never really have to worry about. It seemed logical that a gobble would sound just like a human makes it sound. It seemed reasonable that two male turkeys would […]

Servers, Children, and Ignorant Parenting

Children. What a breath of fresh air. A perfect carbon copy of the parents. Cute, cuddly, smiley. Playful, inquisitive, pristine. Or the worst STD known to man. When parents bring their children to restaurants, it’s like imposing the flu onto someone else. It was your problem first, why do you make me deal with it? […]

What Your Non-Starbucks Barista is Thinking

Couldn’t do a server post this week, and I realized I only had one barista one. People seemed to like it, so here’s another one. 🙂 —————– Everyone knows that one of the most aggravating customer service jobs is in the coffee industry. So many people crawl out of bed, cranky to the point of […]

The Stupid Question

This is the second collaboration piece done with Jeff over at Content Unrelated. Woop woop! Be sure you go and read his blog, he’s so funny — and last week some of the best comments of the post came from the part he wrote. Just saying. Also, if you’re any kind of industry worker and […]

Server Problems: Happy Hour and Impatience

My first collaboration piece! I’m pretty excited about this. This is written with Jeff from Content Unrelated, so be sure you check out some of his funny stuff! It’s a bit different from the ones I’ve posted so far — more of a storyline and less of the conversation. The post-customer interaction where the majority […]

What Your Server Is Really Thinking: Parties

I had originally intended on doing one for Mother’s Day, but a) my Mother’s Day wasn’t that bad and b) it would have just turned into a rant instead of a conversation the way these have been going. People have seemed to enjoy them so far, so I decided to do one on parties in general. […]

Writer Problems

I’ve come to the conclusion (specifically after writing things like What Your Server is Really Thinking, What Your Barista is Really Thinking, and The 2013 Guide to Tipping) that if you don’t work a job/career, there’s no possible way you will understand what the other person is going through. I can sit here and bitch […]