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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Life as a Busser: Water and Bread

I haven't been able to update recently because I've been working A LOT.
So I figured I'd share something about my job.

The main things that bussers are in charge of are water and bread.

When a table first comes, I have to ask them what type of water they want BEFORE their server asks for drink orders.


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Here are some of the most popular responses (all taken from real life!!)


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Once the server takes the menu away, I have to bring out bread.
Now the problem with my job is that we offer all different kinds of bread.

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Meaning that a table will see bread come out for one table and then get a completely different type of bread! So of course they lie and say they need a SPECIFIC type of bread, aka the bread that the table next to them got! Other complaints involve the temperature of the bread and the lack of butter...

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And although these people can annoy me, I'm really glad to work in the restaurant business so that I can meet all types of crazy people.

2 comments:

Dave S. said...

Hey, Dave S. from Puntabulous way here. Since Craig's on hiatus for a week, I decided to randomly click on people's names and I noticed yours finally had a link. :-)

This entry is fuckin hilarious! "Don't bother. My meal is ruined." and "Can I have butter? No." made me literally laugh out loud. I bussed and waited tables all through college and this is *so* how people are. :-) Awesome post.

Oh, and my one pet peeve: when customers would call me "Sweetie" or "Hon." Like I was their hired kitchen boy fetchin' the vittles. :-P

I've always said, though, that if I ever lost my job, I'd go back to restaurant work -- the tips are great and (generally) the people are cool.

hoteltuesday said...

Hey Dave S! Thanks so much for checking my blog out. I didn't make it a link til recently cause I'm super bad at updating in a timely manner and didn't want to advertise my lack of discipline.

Luckily for me, I'm done bussing for the moment and just started serving. That's even more enjoyable because I get to talk to the customers (and see their craziness) even more! And yeah, I can't complain at all cause it's definitely the highest paying job I ever had.

And again, thanks for stopping by!