Okay, first of all, this was not for Labor Day, this was for this past weekend when I went back to my restaurant after having been off for two weeks. The first night was the night from hell, as I suspected it would be. One of the servers was late, so she lost most of the tables in her section to everyone else. We were down a person behind the bar, and then every living creature under the sun wanted to sit in every other spot but the one where I needed to put them. I was basically running around like a mad person. My head hurt, and my back ached terribly by the end of the night, and I only rewarded myself with one drink at the bar when it was all said and done.
On Saturday night, things were a little easier. I was still mumbling things under my breath with people were being difficult. I tend to say things like:
- You will sit here and you will like it.
- Just walk by me; I dare you.
- You ignore me; it’s a two way street, honey.
- (They say, “I’m sorry.”) Me: No, you’re not.
It’s actually little phrases like that that wind up keeping me calm when I want to scream at them and tell them what big idiots they are. My therapist actually recommends it, in place of physical violence ;). In fact, I recommend it everyone. If there is somebody or everybody who is pissing you off, just say something really nasty about them under your breath, and you’ll be fine a second later. Good therapy!
Anywhoo, I hope that everyone here has a wonderful Labor Day that is labor free.
And on that note, it’s been real!