The Little Things... Pt. 1
Well friends I join you again after a hard working weekend.
I try to post a couple times a week, and usually that post is pretty long.
In between them when I have a few minutes I've decided to do a mini-column...
The little things.
After all it is the little things that count in life, they can make you smile, make your day...
Or just piss you off...
So here we go!
Saturday night, middle of the rush and getting tossed not only in the weeds but the bushes.
I get a family of four, not a good thing usually with smaller children in the group.
They were not the problem however, the adults were.
First off, "Yah, don't you have any sandwiches??"
Damn, I'm gonna have to say no, and I can tell he doesn't want to actually spend money here, well goodbye tip...
"I'm sorry sir but only at lunch.."
A look of mild anger appears on his face, "why not??"
"Because Sir we are a dinner establishment," I say firmly, no room to maneuver for him.
I love saying no to the customers at times, and this is one of them.
Well they order and I'm silly busy.
About five minutes pass and I stop by to see if they need any drinks.
Perfect timing, he has about two drinks left in his beer.
As I enquire about his order he rolls his eyes at me, I can't believe it.
"Ya are you supposed to be the on helping me?"
He can't even be bothered to remember who I am.
"Well who was that who just here?"
I look over, its my server assistant, and I inform him so...
"Well I tried to order from him and he said no."
The kids 17, he can't deliver drinks.
"And where have you been, we've been waiting..."
Oh boy, like I've been out back getting stoned with the dishwashers...
"Sir I'm very busy, I was taking and order and you're not my only table."
I can't believe that just came out of my mouth.
There is a look of shock on his face, his server has balls, and he can't believe it.
Hell neither can, most of the time I apologize for not being there.
This time I don't.
I'm tired of rolling over...
He starts mumbling something about when his food is coming out.
"Sir its only been five minutes, we're busy, it will get here when it gets here."
"I'll be right back with your beer."
The rest of the dinner goes great, the wife is very nice and the children well behaved.
Food is great, the kids say please and thank you for refills and all is well in the world.
The gentleman begrudgingly admits his dinner is excellent, they pay and leave...
18%, better than I would have thought...
And all is right in the my world.