ah friday. the end of the normal person's work week, the start of mine. i've been at my job for almost three years. just long enough for some not so regular customers to begin saying, "oh my god, you're still here?!" when they walk in.
luckily, i like where i work. the shift starts with food and ends with laughter and wine. what could be better? (a book deal). but just because the boys i work with are like brothers -- ones who give great backrubs and make me giggle til i'm redfaced -- it doesn't mean i don't feel like meeping and beeping like a robot a few times per shift.
customer: "can you say those specials again from the beginning?"
me in a muppet/robot voice: "meee-eep, bee-iwouldbe-ep mehappy to beep."
how i long to do this tableside. sadly, i never will. odd thing about waiting tables, the tip money increases the nicer and more efficient you are (go figure, no beepers need apply), but it helps to do it in my head. anyone else have any tricks that get you through the workday? i'd love to hear.
as my agent would say, onward! this weekend i'll be creating mini video clips for my novel and perhaps will be trying to create an author video. here's what i have so far. be warned. there is mild swearing and light humiliation in the clip you're about to watch.