Tuesday, October 27, 2009

FINALLY contributing!

Hey faithful readers! (All 2 of you) 
I've finally decided to put in my 2 cents here because I do in face have a lot to say about the restaurant business. First off, I love my job, but only about 40 percent of the time. I love the people I work with, 80 percent of the time, but every time I go to work, I swear that this will be the day that I will bag it and quit entirely! But for all the ups and downs we face, like Rach has said, it's a love/hate relationship. This post is going to be about something I hate. Being a hostess, I have a different view of restaurants then my fellow poster does, and I get the happy task of dealing with the general public, and I am constantly amazed by how incredibly picky people can be, especially when it comes to what table they want to sit at. Scenario: An older couple comes into the restaurant. I pull my best fake smile and ask how many people will be in the party and they reply 2. Our restaurant follows a rotation so I lead them to a table that can fit 4 people in the next server's section. Problem: I took them to a table and they refuse to sit there. Instead, they demand to be taken to a booth built for 8. Well, of course, the customer is ALWAYS right, so I take them to the booth, throwing off rotation, and making the servers very upset with me. When we arrive at the booth, however, it is not a booth by the window and the nice, older couple ask me what would possess me to take them there. The window is 1 booth away, maybe 3 feet from their original table at the most. Seriously, what is wrong with people? You're coming into a restaurant to eat for maybe 20 minutes, it's not like you're going to be living at your table for the rest of eternity! If a hostess takes you to a table, it's not because she doesn't feel like you deserve a booth like some people seem to think, she's doing it to save herself when that family of 8 comes in 5 minutes later and desperately needs the space. So PLEASE cut us some slack, sit at the table or booth we take you to the first time. Karma will reward you. 

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