This past weekend was a like a masque affair at my restaurant. We had all the staff dress up on Friday night, which was fun. I dresses up as Worick Archangelo from the anime, Gangsta. A few people thought I was Uma Thurman’s character from Kill Bill, but I had to correct them. We had one of the waitresses, who is very good at makeup, did her face like a clown from American Horror Story. She also did our manager’s face and made him look like a voodoo skeleton man. We had a mermaid sort of server, a kitty cat (she was a little lazy), and a 50’s greaser girl. One of the bartenders was Goose from Top Gun, and the second one was a rebel pilot from Star Wars. In a sense… he was basically wearing a pajama onesie that looked like a rebel pilot on the front, but made him look like a Telly Tubby from the back. We were all dressed up on Friday and we had fun. Except for my lack of depth perception. My character has an eyepatch, and I was doing my best not to bump into everybody.
On Saturday, we had several large parties make reservations, and one of them was an eighteen top costume party. They kept standing up instead of sitting down at the tables we assigned them. The servers couldn’t wait on them until they sat down, so that the two servers could know who they had. My manager had to go over and tell them that they had to sit down in their seats to be served. They sat down, but decided to occupy two extra tables as well as the larger two we had given them.
That was the first annoying aspect of it. The second was an obnoxiously loud six top that was right next to me. One of the women was obviously under the influence, and kept talking about certain, slightly off-color topics in a loud voice. She mentioned the ‘LGBTQIA’ repeatedly and so loudly that I thought she really did want the whole restaurant to hear her. They were there from almost the start of my shift to the very end of my shift. They were there for literally four hours. Anyway…
The costumes this weekend were pretty interesting and I could tell who put time/money into their costumes, and which ones had not. Being a costume connoisseur, it was easy. Halloween didn’t used to be a big holiday for me. As I get older and older, it has changed along with me.
And on that note, it’s been real!