10 Things You're Doing That Totally Ruin Your Server's Life

10 Things You're Doing That Totally Ruin Your Server's Life

Some things to keep in mind to not make your server cry.
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If you're a server, you know all of these things toooo well. Here are 10 things all servers can't stand!

1. When your kids destroy the entire restaurant

Now, I don't hate kids or babies... but when working in the service industry they tend to create the biggest mess. Cudos to the parents who clean up after their kids, but to the ones who left an empty bag of breast milk on my table.. f ***you

2. When you're EXTRA

Me: "Hi, what can I get you started with to drink?"

Customer: "Hi, I'll have a water with extra lemon and a blue moon with 5 oranges"

SERIOUSLY? You can go to Meijer and get a whole bag of fruit but instead, you come here and irritate me AND the bartender.

3. When you don't give me a chance to speak

Me: "Hi, what can I get yo-"

Customer: "WATER."

4. When the food takes longer than expected and you take it out on me

I understand getting hangry... (trust me, I get that way more times I'd like to admit) but when you come into a restaurant that makes everything from scratch/made to order understand that it might take a minute. Also, DON'T come in if you are in a crunch for time. The world doesn't revolve around you and you will be taken care of it doesn't meet your expectations.

5. When all the high-schoolers pay with a $20 bill

I'm delighted you chose the restaurant I work at to spend your Friday night after the football game, but when you're ALL in a hurry and ALL pay with a $20 bill realize it's going to take me a minute to give all 17 of you change.

6. Vegan/GF/on a diet

I get it, you're vegan or GF. I'll always try to answer any menu questions to the best of my ability but when it comes down to "whats all in this sauce?" "how many calories are in this?" "does this topping contain gluten?" I DON'T KNOW. Please research the menu before coming out to eat, it's not my job to know absolutely everything about your food problems.

After all, I just work here so I can support my own shitty eating habits.

7. When you're on your phone

I get it, its the 21st century and cellphones are consuming our lives but when I'm trying to sit food down in front of you and your phone is in the way it's just flat out rude. Not to mention when you ignore me because you're too busy posting on Facebook that you forget your server is standing right in front of you trying to take your oder.

8. When you try to help clean up but really you're just making a bigger mess

It's the thought that counts, but it really just sucks when I'm busy and then I have to dig through stacks of plates and napkins just to find one fork. Next time, leave it to the busser.

9. Stiffing or poor tips

Hi, I make $4.05 an hour and I come to work with a good attitude and do everything in my power to give you great service. I rely on this tip. This tip feeds me, pays my bills and my rent. Consider this before coming out to eat with no money to tip. To the people who understand this and tip 20%, luv ya!

10. When you need three drinks per person

There is no need for an orange juice, water and a coffee. For the love of God, just pick one!

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You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

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You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

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Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

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After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

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