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18 Tiny Miracles Only Servers Can Appreciate

"You mean you don't want to split the check?"

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1. When you start work and there are plenty of silverware rolls from the night before.

They see me rollin', they hatin'...

2. When you screw up an order, and the chef doesn't yell at you.

Cats are dogs, dogs are cats! The world is topsy-turvy!

3. When a large party doesn't want to split the check.

You mean, one of you is taking care of this check? You just made my night.

4. When a guest doesn't walk away with your favorite pen.

This is my pen. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

5. When you're having a shit shift, and those AWESOME regulars show up not on their normal night.

Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity!

6. The relief when those crappy regulars don't show up.

Why do they even come if they hate the food so much? You know what, don't worry about it. The important thing is that they aren't here.

7. When guests don't want to hear the specials.

Yeah, it took me a hot minute to memorize them, but thanks anyway.

8. When the credit card machine breaks, and your guest says, "That's OK, I have cash."

Bless you.

9. When you escape a shift with only a few stains.

There's no way you're walking out unscathed, but at least you didn't spill an entire side of ranch dressing on your pants. Again.

10. When you need a shift covered, and multiple people step up to help out.

We may be co-workers, but sometimes I love you like family.

11. When your table has a child, and the child is lovely.

I believe the children are our future...

12. When a guest's order has no special instructions.

"You mean, you want your meal as is? Would it be inappropriate to hug you?"

13. Being busy on a usually dead shift, since you were sort of broke.

And I thought I was going to have to pull a double!

14. When you thought you didn't have change for a big bill, but did.

I hope they like their change in singles.

15. When tipping out at the end of the night doesn't take a million years.

And hopefully not because no one made hardly anything.

16. When you get cut early from a soul-crushingly slow shift without even asking.

::does Snoopy happy dance::

17. When a party walks in right before closing time, looks around, then leaves.


18. When guests treat you like a human being and don't talk down to you.

I know it may seem like a no-brainer, but a little respect goes a long way. So thanks.

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