Hello all you beautiful people!
I am sitting on my bed with the window open, it is a lovely cool day here in Auckland. My lavender incense is burning and my mind is finally feeling calm.
Night shifts. They are definitely something I need to get used to. So far my sleeping pattern has always been “early to bed, early to rise” but nowadays, it can be a bit of a mystery.
Ok, let me take you back to my Saturday night. I am starting to enjoy my work. My boss is lovely and the people I work with are amazing, patient and kind. Waitressing is not easy work though if you have ever been a waiter/waitress (or even just in hospitality) you will understand.
Learning the menu for instants! It is not just one simple page with random words someone has just thrown together, no! It is a very carefully thought out masterpiece. Someone has put time, effort and love into those pages. And it is our job to make sure we relay that to the customer. When they ask “what is the Pashtet?” you can not just reply “oh it’s chicken liver” nay nay my friend! you must reply ” OH it is delicious! it is a chicken liver and truffle pate, with duck fat nappe, with our beautiful homemade pickled mushrooms, cranberry jam, and freshly made bread!”. That is just one menu. We have a total of 5 for our food, 15 for drinks (even the drinks are all named differently) and we also have 3 set menus.
Easy you say? well don’t forget that you need to also memorize the table numbers and we have 50 tables, just downstairs.
In a nutshell, what I am saying is this. Next time you are feeling frustrated with your waitress just try to remember, maybe it is her first day? or maybe she had just been the victim of a drunk hugger, that was insisting on buying her a drink earlier and she has been trying to shake it off ever since? We don’t know. So just remember, kindness is always the answer.
Hope whoever is reading this is having a fantastic day. . or night!