10 Reasons You Should Always Be Nice to Your Server

10 Reasons You Should Always Be Nice to Your Server

Please don't ask to see my manager.
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Have you ever heard the expression "you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat their server?" Well, I've never heard anything so true. After spending the last eight years of my life working behind the scenes of many different restaurants, I've gotten pretty good at killing a**holes with kindness, yet I still find myself wishing for a day I won't have to. So next time you feel like screaming in the face of you're allegedly incompetent server, just don't. Here's why:

1. They're literally serving you.

Didn't mommy and daddy teach you to say please and thank you? We're working our asses off to give you a good experience, the least you can do is listen to us when we speak and thank us for your beer.

2. They're probably doing something else on the side.

Whether it be college, another job or raising a family, chances are your server has something else going on in their life besides the restaurant where you get your favorite burger. Have a little empathy, they're stressed enough as it is.

3. Their paycheck is literally $0.00.

I don't know about you but the last paycheck I've seen was about three months ago, and it was for ninety-eight cents. So while we put on a fake smile and work our hardest for that $2.13, the least you can do is be nice.

4. It's not always our fault.

Oh, your burger came out medium-rare instead of medium? I'm sorry, but last time I checked I wasn't in the kitchen cooking burgers. Please don't yell in my face.

5. It's only food...

Okay I get it, you're reaaaaally mad that your burger came out wrong, but I didn't steal your wallet or push your daughter off of her high chair; seriously, stop yelling in my face.

6. This job kind of sucks as it is.

When I was a little girl, I never said "I want to be a bar waitress when I grow up," but here I am. Please don't make it worse, I'm just trying to survive.

7. It's also a lot harder than it looks.

Do you think you'll be able to effectively serve ten tables with a crashing kitchen and all hell breaking loose? No? Then hush.

8. We are people too.

We may be serving on you hand and foot, but we're still human beings. We are not machines and we will make mistakes. Respect that.

9. We're just as hard on ourselves as you are on us.

Okay, we f*cked up, we get it. Chances are we already knew what we should and shouldn't have done, and we already heard it twenty times from our manager. Give it a rest, please.

10. We're handling your food.

Just sayin'.

Cover Image Credit: Bustle.com

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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12 Songs That Prove You're A Sucker For The Jonas Brothers

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This past week, the Jonas Brothers released a song and music video starring their wives (and in Joe's case, fiancee), completely shocking fans given the fact that there was pretty much no prior warning. As rumors are running rampant about their getting back together and a possible tour, now seems like a good time to reflect on their past. Specifically, my favorite songs that they've written. And if the rumors are true...I hope to find new favorites soon.

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