18 Struggles Waiting Staff Understand

Working in a restaurant is a something many people have done at some point in their lives. Being waiting staff may seem easy enough to some, but the reality of the long, unsociable hours does reign thin every once in a while. Between mastering your fake smile and jolly personality there are a lot of underlying struggles waiting staff deal with on the daily.

 1  Being greeted with “Large red, and he’ll have a tap water – no ice…

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 2  Your life being so boring that when customers ask for your life story you make it up as you go

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 3  Completely forgetting how to communicate with customers

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   When you haven’t even managed to put down the first plate and one person asks for french mustard, mayo and unicorn hair essence. Just no honey.

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   When Americans walk in…

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   The best phrase you’ll ever use is “apologies, there was a miscomunication with the kitchen”

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 7  “Does the homemade apple crumble contain gluten?”

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 8  Pens are our salvation, don’t mess with that

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 9  When you have a yelling match in the kitchen over peppercorn sauce but have to return to your table like a pro

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 10  So you want to split the bill nine ways? 

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 11  Telling yourself that stealing food from customer’s leftovers is completely dignified and classy

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 12   When all your friends plan to go out on Saturday, but you have to suggest a mad one on Tuesday

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 13  “You want more sauce?” I want you to leave but we don’t always get what we want

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 14  Hinting it’s your birthday and wanting me to ask a manager for a freebie

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 15  You’re subject to the world’s creepiest pickup lines

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 16  Those customers who complain their steak wasn’t cooked right but were a-okay during the check back.

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 17  When someone tries to casually drops in “…I actually know the owner”… Yeah same bro, they employ me

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 18  Whatever happens though, you’ve got a good team behind you at the end of the night

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