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17 Times You Weren't Getting Paid Enough To Be A Server

Excuse me while I scream inside the walk-in freezer.

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1. When your table didn't make eye contact with you for the duration of their meal.

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No, no. Don't worry. I'm just a floating hand that delivers your food.

2. When you said “Hi, how are you?” and got “I’ll have a Diet Coke.”


3. When you had to hover and wait for the perfect moment to interrupt someone's conversation.

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Hi— Um... Hi— Nope. OK.

4. When you had to pour wine for someone, watch them close their eyes, swirl it around, and sniff it.

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I'll just stand here while you have a religious experience. Don't mind me.

5. When you had to clean up after children that weren't yours.!/r/infomercial-spam-this-ketchup-doesnt-deserve-a-spot-on-my-burger-but-it-might-make-a-good-coaster-for-my-drink/445072884021357051

Why are there Tater Tots mashed into the rug? We don't even SELL Tater Tots?!

6. When you had to laugh at your customer's sexist/racist/overall unfunny joke.

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If you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go stand in the walk-in freezer and pretend people like you don't exist.

7. When 15 teenagers came in and were like, "We'll have 15 waters."

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Get off my lawn!

8. When you thought you were vibin' with a table and then they left you a 10% tip.


I thought we had something.

9. When you knew someone was making up a food allergy just because they didn't like something.


Really? You're allergic to grilled things, huh?

10. When you had to watch people fight over who would pay.

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How about we settle this and the better tipper pays?

11. When someone left you their number along with a 5% tip.

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You're sending me some mixed signals here, buddy.

12. When you forgot to put in a menu variation and the cooks got mad at you.

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Does this mean I can't hide back here and eat anymore?

13. When your manager asked you to do silverware roll-ups.

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I'll do them, but know that you're responsible for my premature arthritis.

14. When someone you recognized came in and you had to spend the next hour being their servant.

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This is the part where I pretend I don't know you.

15. When your manager asked you to restock dishware.

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I will sort silverware, but I will not carry 47 hot plates from the basement dishwasher.

16. When there was a rush and everyone you work with started hating each other.

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17. When 27 menu items were 86ed and your customers hated you for it.

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"Can I have chicken fingers?"

"Sorry, we just ran out."

"Okay. Can I have steak?"


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