Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teachers...I can love them...or... I can hate them!

This post is dedicated to OPRAH!

I learned early on in life that teachers are amazing. They are basically your moms while you are in school. These people are with you all day or for a full hour or so everyday. I mastered the teacher's pet definition when I was in school, before ONLINE-College.

Oprah re-assured me that teacher's were God's gift to earth. It reminded me that they were a select awesome group of people.

I became a server... I began serving groups of teachers at a Tavern in Nashua, NH.

I now know the following:
1. If a group of teachers are getting together, make a a note of who is getting what. They will always ask for the check to be split. They are going to claim they are the lowest paid profession. (I know a couple teachers making 70k or more)

2. Know what you are charging for and the pricing. They will make sure they know what price the menu says or any discrepancies) and how to tip 20% or less and nothing more than 15%.

If there is a grammatical error in your menu or speech, they win the case. No, you aren't in court or dealing with a lawyer, a teacher called you out and they taught you...YOU LOSE.

Overall, just be prepared for these guests, who love and raise our "Children of the future" to certainly be ready for a good time but to also be as critical of the service they get as they are about every book report or math test that comes across their desks. Today's PREPARED!

Friday, November 21, 2014


This is the majority of servers in America feel today. I can't quite go into detail about it anymore, because this wonderful person #ThadraSheridan nails it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Server Dreams!

The other day I was telling one of my favorite bartenders how I had a weird dream...

"I had trouble sleeping, but when I did the dream right before, I thought I was late for work... I dreamed... That I was on a vacation on a tropical island (I always have wanted to travel to Figi) where people with me had specific orders and I thought because of my bar and server knowledge I would get their drinks and figure out how I would teach/tell their server how to ring it in later."

Unfortunately, it appears that in dreams your subconscious is your worst enemy. As I was trying to make drinks, I couldn't find drinks. One specific item was peach schnapps, which I think came from watching American Horror Story. Where Elsa offered a gentleman some schnapps in her tent. Who knows!?

The amount of time it took for me to configure the drinks and thinking about how they didn't have their drinks boggled my dream brain. I had failed... I thought to myself. Has anyone had these dreams? As a server or bartender? PLEASE SHARE! I want to know!

This has been a continuous pattern this week. I think maybe I could just be a little stressed or worried about the managing style I have.

Again..share your story!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey! -Beyonce #2

You're Welcome!

Fifty Shades Of Grey -Beyonce #1

Fifty Shades of Grey "The Movie" was announced earlier this year with a trailer featuring a re-make of Beyonce's "Crazy in love".

If this wasn't enough to get our #B-paws wet...

The newest trailer was aired tonight on ABC during a commercial break of "SCANDAL".Beyonce was featured again, but with her song "Haunted" from her surprise album "Beyonce". Olivia Pope is definitely handling this situation in America!

Beyonce #1

Beyonce #2

See next blog...

Coming Soon! Hating on Haters!

There will be a weekly segment on this blog with awful reviews from Google, Yelp & anywhere else I can find them. I want to just point out how horrible and mean people are to restaurants. Needless to say most of them have never worked in a restaurant or know what good service might be. 

What ever happened to giving good reviews? There is probably about less than 25% good reviews out there. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s Closing Time...

This has not happened to me in a while...BUT it does happen. (Read link above NOW!). I feel for the servers and I feel bad for managers who really have to endure the servers who ACTUALLY have to respond to the person who decides to stay at 9:58pm when a restaurant is set to close at 10pm. The guests tend to stay usually about an extra hour. Oh! and when the restaurant is corporate/chain/private group...etc... you must serve them with a smile. Your job may be on the line.

You will get a corporate person calling you first thing in the morning if you don't serve that guest...OR an Immediate e-mail to contact that horrible customer and apologize to them for being a douche.

Checking for Testicular Cancer! NSFW!

This is interesting... and might be the new trending thing for groups of guys to do. To help each other, of course!

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

This is something I could live in... I want to try to do something like this to my room. Minus the kitchen and shower. Should be able to afford that...With the help of IKEA?!