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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Stir fry night.  Six hours. Five tables.  One spilled child's Dr. Pepper (even though it's in a plastic cup with a LID - how that little guy managed to spill it all on the floor I'll never know).  Forty-eight dollars.

BUT I did come across the best fortune cookie ever:

...in bed...

Also, I got a pretty interesting comment card - we hand out these "comment cards" to customers asking how their experience at the restaurant was - saying that:

Brett was an attentive and friendly server.  And very entertaining.

Very entertaining? 

Yeah, that was the customer I got in an argument with.  When I told him I was from Richmond he made a face and told me that "People from Virginia Beach don't like Richmonders, and Richmonders don't like people from here."

And I was like..."Well...I'm here to bridge the gap?"

Sometimes it's hard for me to reign in the sass.  But, you know, don't trash talk my city!

Typical night in the post-holiday restaurant season.  Which I have to admit has been a bit of a relief.  All of the servers here have grown accustomed to working double, sometimes even triple shifts.  I think the record of the season was an eighteen hour day.  Ridiculous.  So, as far as I'm concerned, it's okay if things slow down.  Give us a chance to live our lives on top of serving others. 

Anyway, it's spring break.  Can you believe it?  I'm so confused.  I can't believe I'm almost halfway through my graduate school career. 

I've been thinking about what's next.  I'm always thinking about what's next.  And I have to admit, I've been praying a lot about pursuing my Doctorates.  I figure as long as I'm getting a seventy-five percent discount on tuition for working at the inn, I might as well see how far I can run with it.

Plus, it would drive me crazy knowing there's a degree out there that I don't have. 

I don't think I'll be good and ready to leave this place in a year.  But, there I go, running away with the future again...I'll stick to the here for now.

Happy Thursday!



Alli said...

You are already on spring break??? It's February! Ours is in a week and a half and I think even that is too early.

I've lived in VA my whole life and didn't know people from Richmond and VA Beach didn't like each other.... huh. That just sounds crazy! Usually we're making jokes about West Virginia up here (because we're so close to the border).

The fortune cookie is wise!

Kaleena J. said...

HAHAHA! awesome fortune to add 'in bed' to.

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