The Waitress

The Waitress

Inspired by one of my friend's struggles with stingy patrons.

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There is a special circle of hell

reserved for grudging misers who order

three large fries,

two burgers with no mustard, no hot sauce, no ketchup, no pickles

(but they wanted extra mayonnaise)

a salad with no onions, no tomatoes, no salt, no oil.

(So just limp lettuce on a plate.)

and two towering drinks,

(sending one back because it was "too late")

then leave behind nothing more than loose change.


Like a half-dozen dimes will be enough

to soothe my aching feet

and pay for water and electricity.

This is ridiculous.

I have a college degree and my debt is worth more

than my parents make in a year.

I spend long hours cleaning tables

stained with food and sugar and spit,

then get paid less than minimum wage at the end of it.

Grad school will be even more expensive.


But when the next customer comes, I plaster on my smile.

Hopefully they know what 20% looks like.

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12 Items To Buy From Five Below That Will Inexpensively Modernize Your Dorm Room

You would be amazed at what you can get at this store!

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When you're redecorating your bedroom, you might not think to stop by Five Below, considering everything is $5 and under. But you would be amazed at what you can find in that store.

I went not to long ago to get those cube storage boxes, that go into the shelf, and I left with almost $200 worth of stuff. Now mind you, I've been to this store a million and one times and never have spent this much, but while I was there I figured I would get Easter basket things for my niece and then the idea to redecorate dorm rooms popped into my head as I was looking around. Because let’s be real we all could use a more modern dorm....even if you school just bought new furniture. So here’s 12 things you need to buy from Five Below to modernize your dorm.

1. Wall shelves

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Use command strips to hang these up because you can’t drill into the walls at school!!

2. 3 clip photo frame

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Okay so one isn't out of its package yet, but this is what Five Below's website showed for it.

3. A white fuzzy rug

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4. Cordless hexagon cage lamp

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5. Cute storage basket

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6. Light up sign box

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7. Letter board

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8. An initial light

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So this I've had for years but I'm 100% positive it came from Five Below.

9. 3 piece frame set

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10. Salt rock lamp

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Mines pretty big, but they have smaller ones.

11. An ottoman

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12. A mini cactus

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Or any plant really. They have basil, roses, daisy, strawberries, etc.

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Let Me Explain: A Poem

A halo over my horns, my heart is on strings.

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It's hard to explain

But I'll try

I'm so grateful that you're mine

A twin flame

Before you, it was always the same

Men trying to tell me "don't fly"

But I'm a demon with angels wings

A halo over my horns

My heart is on strings

But I want you to unravel it


Is this love?

The word that scares me the most

Ever since people have taken

Advantage of my kindness

And used it to hurt me

Manipulate me

Make even my waking life a complete hell

But I want you

In the worst kind of way

You're tattooed onto me

Like my fondest memory

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