11 Reasons Your Host Hates You

11 Reasons Your Host Hates You

Some of the many struggles of being in the restaurant business.
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The restaurant business is intense, and at times, just flat-out infuriating. You really begin to experience the fact that many people have forgotten their restaurant etiquette. However, the pleasant customers are the ones that make the world go 'round (if you are one of these people, I genuinely thank you). If you find yourself doing any of these things on this list at a restaurant, there is a 200 percent chance that your host hates you.


1. You start firing off your high-maintenance demands the second your feet walk through the door..

Stop, take a deep breath, count to 10, and calmly tell the host what you want. It's that simple!


2. You don't know how many people are in your party.

There's this awesome invention called a cell phone, which is a great tool that will let you contact the people you made the plans with!


3. You change the number of people in your reservation after you show up.

Yes, it is actually a HUGE pain to put together "a few more tables" to change your party of seven to a party of 15. Sometimes we don't even have tables to spare!


4. You start ordering the second they seat you, even though it's clear that they are not your server.

The host does not double as your server. Hence the phrase "_____ will be right with you to take your order."


5. When they answer to-go calls, you make the person list off the entire menu....



Not only does that waste five minutes of both of our lives, but there is a menu on the website for a reason.... use it.


6. You seat yourself.

That's a big no no. The hosts are there to greet and seat you, so let them do their jobs. Not only that, but empty tables are not an open invitation to find yourself a table. Please have the decency to politely ask for that booth seat you have your eye on.


7. You let your children run around the restaurant like bats out of hell.


Yes, your child is adorable. However, when he/she is wiping their greasy claws all over our windows and going on a wild rampage throughout the restaurant... not so adorable anymore!


8. You deny the seat you are given not once, but three times.

Asking for a different table is a different story, but denying every table you're given is extremely frustrating to say the least. For the love of God, just sit down.


9. You make unnecessarily rude comments when there is a wait time.

Being rude to your host does not do anything but make them not want to help you. There is no telling when a table might be done, because people tend to linger for hours after their meal. Believe it or not, the hosts do not control the wait time, and therefore do not have the ability to kick people out of the restaurant to fit your schedule. Shocking, right?


10. Just because there is a table that appears to be open, does not mean that the table is for you.

Don't throw a fit when you see a table open even though you have to wait a few moments before you get seated. There could be people in front of you, or that table could be for people that took the liberty of calling ahead (that's a hint for those of you that need to be seated the second you walk through the door).


11. You walk in with a party of 12 on a Friday or Saturday night without calling ahead.

For some reason, patrons think that the hosts have some psychic ability to sense when a large party is coming through the doors, and that they reserve tables for those occasions. Unfortunately, that's not how it works, so do yourself a favor and call ahead.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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I Love 'Shrek' For More Than Its Jokes

Shrek was a different fairy tale, and that's what I loved about it.

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His best friend is making waffles, and he lives in a swamp. He has a slight Scottish accent and he's mean and green. That's right, I'm talking about Shrek, the ogre who never thought anyone would ever love him. Alas, Shrek gets his own happy ending, and I love these movies of the same name for more reasons than one.

Fairy tales always follow the same pattern. A beautiful princess (sometimes needing rescuing) and a handsome prince live happily ever after in a kingdom that's like, more than a day's drive away. Really far, far away is our usual time estimate.

Shrek was a different fairy tale, and that's what I loved about it. Shrek wasn't a prince. And he was the one who had to rescue Princess Fiona from the highest room in the tallest tower (which was a little unnecessary, couldn't she sleep on a lower level? Think of those stairs he would've had to climb if Dragon hadn't thrown him up there).

Then, he and Donkey had to battle a fire-breathing dragon, and once all was said and done, Fiona was surprised when it was revealed that her rescuer wasn't the man she had heard about for years. Fiona commented, "this is all wrong." And didn't we all feel the same at first? Where was Dreamworks Studios going with this?


Later on, it is quite obviously shown that Fiona and Shrek were falling in love, even before it was revealed that Fiona herself turns into an ogre at night because of a spell placed on her as a little girl. Once Fiona kissed her human true love, the spell would be broken and she would be human forever. But remember, this is not your typical fairy tale.

Shrek fell for Fiona because she was not the usual princess. She could kick ass, bring home the bacon, and burped like a trucker. He didn't expect to feel this way for her, because he judged her beforehand. Just as Fiona judged him.

But despite Shrek not being a typical handsome white prince, Fiona fell for him too. Now, if Fiona had truly been in love with Lord Farquaad, whom she was set to marry, once they had kissed, she would have been changed into a human permanently. However, since she truly fell in love with Shrek, once they kissed she became an ogre forever. That was "love's true form."

Once she changed, Fiona said, "I thought I was supposed to be beautiful." And Shrek shook his head and said: "but you are beautiful." To him, she was still the beautiful princess that he fell in love with. And despite everyone else being afraid of Shrek, and thinking he was ugly, a princess fell in love with him as well. They get married and ride off into the sunset, two green ogres and a donkey. Seeing it makes you feel happy and like everything turned out the way it was supposed to, even though it wasn't the ending that was written.


Don't judge me, but I always cry watching Shrek. This movie taught me from an early age that love has no mirror, love is love no matter what. You don't have to have a certain skin color, or be a certain weight, or be society's version of "perfect."

I also feel emotional watching because, for most of my life, I felt I was Shrek. Because I'm not "aesthetically beautiful" and I never seemed to find love as easy as everyone else. I'm not thin, I don't have a naturally pretty face, and I don't have long flowing hair. And for this, I was judged without anyone trying to get to know me.

But I found my prince too. I got my happy ending, and I never saw it coming. I believe love can find anyone now, especially if it happened for me.

I hope anyone that watches Shrek understands that beneath the jokes and the funny one-liners, it teaches two deep lessons.

Everyone is beautiful and worthy of love, and to never judge a book by its cover. Life will not go the way you expect it too, so open your mind and your heart. You may be missing your own fairy tale.

And if all else fails, listen to All Star by Smash Mouth. You'll feel better.

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