I feel your pain, servers.
In this excerpt from Lillian Li's Number One Chinese Restaurant, 17-year-old Pat is found messing around with his boss's niece while on the job — a job his mother got him to stay out of trouble.
Spill the tea.
Restaurant employees have to deal with incredibly rude people every day. Are you one of them?
Some helpful ~tips~ on tipping.
Sitting on the same side of the table as your date.
Working on New Year's Eve = literal hell.
Maybe I wasn’t a bad feminist — maybe I was just too broke to risk losing a job.
Tell us your personal horror story.
After shutting down LinkedIn, Russian regulators may turn their gaze to Facebook and cut off its access to users in the world’s ninth-most populous country.
"I can't see! I CAN'T SEE!" – Everyone trying to watch Game of Thrones on Hotstar this morning.
"Excuse me! Miss!"
*Stands up and leaves* —every server in the world
Restaurant workers have seen it all.
Oh you wanna send that back after eating three quarters of it? Cool.
"Thanks for tipping 2%, party of six!"
They're not lovin' it.
Would you make it as a server?
Hey, panini head, are you listening to me?
Do you really need to split the check six ways? Really?
I’ll just be having the check, please.
This'll make you tip them even more.
No substitutions means NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
Waiters gonna wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
See if you can make it through the dinner shift.
Them: "ahahaha I hated it!" You: *picks up empty plates* *dies inside*
So many credit cards...
Once a server, always a server.
"Always always remember where you came from." The couple spoke to BuzzFeed News about the reason for their generous tip.
It's hard to pay the bills with compliments.
Why is table 26 looking at me like that?
Life can be weird and great sometimes.
"OK we have five credit cards and one gift certificate..."
The job is a lot more difficult than you think.
Because you have to make it through your shift somehow.
"Hi, my name is ______ and I'll be taking care of you this evening whether I want to or not."
Hackers got access to employees' usernames and passwords after breaking into the newspaper's servers.
Guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face. Guaranteed.
There's a really easy way to tell whether someone is a good person...
Hate to take sides, but Michigan definitely wins.
Throw an extra buck or two in next time you tip. They earned it.
"I give God 10%, why do you get 18%," a local pastor wrote on her receipt before tipping her nothing.
Apparently this Washington, DC Examiner article, posted today, about race relations in America's restaurants got bombarded with racist commenters.