9 Thoughts Servers Have Every Day They Work

9 Thoughts Servers Have Every Day They Work

"We have Pepsi products."

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I am new to the world of serving, but I do enjoy it very much. It's very fast paced and although we may not have a great hourly pay, the tips are worth it in the end. Every server goes through all types of moods and thoughts throughout the day. We all can definitely relate. Here's some thoughts I'm pretty sure every server has while working through their busiest and slowest days.

1. "How can people really be this messy?"

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There's two cups of ranch spilled all over... along with sauce smeared on the chair. How do you not notice that when you're eating?

2. "Please leave. Please leave."

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There is always that one table that will sit there after they paid and casually talk for up to an hour. I totally get it if you would like to catch up but the place is busy and I could be seated so I can make some more cash!

3. "What is on me?"

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Whether it's wet or sticky, there is not one day where I am not grossed out because of all the different sauces or dressings that end up on me.

4. "Why are there never the same amount of forks to knives or vise versa"

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Whenever my coworkers and I roll silverware, we always end up with six extra forks or knives every time. I am waiting for the day when there will be an even amount.

5. "Oh no... I forgot to ring that in."

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I'm just going to say the kitchen forgot to make it... or that it's taking a bit longer. I'm sorry...

6. "What happened to all my pens?"

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I started the week off with ten pens and now I have two. Guests don't realize we have to buy our own pens... a little piece of my heart breaks every time someone takes off with one of my good ones.

7. "Why do we have 5 people on right now?"

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There have only been about eight people in and out of the restaurant in an hour... we really don't need this many servers.

8. "Well, I guess I'm not leaving until close."

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We don't have out times, we cut by volume of people. On a good Friday or Saturday night, we'll stay on a four chart all night. There goes my plans.

9. "They left me THAT much?"

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This can go either way. Either they left a $2 on a $40 bill or they left $15 on a $40 bill. Serving is fun and full of surprises, you never know what to expect. Time to go work my double and hope for the best!

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The Unspoken Dangers of 'Mukbang' Culture

Ever wondered why you can't stop clicking on these addictive, self-made eating shows?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five years, you've probably heard of the internet trend commonly referred to as a mukbang, or "eating show." These self-produced video clips typically involve one hungry individual, their filming device, and an obscene amount of delicious foods.

Though these broadcasts originated all the way from South Korea (hence the foreign vocabulary), the growing popularity of eating videos has taken the internet by storm. Nowadays as you scroll through YouTube, you'll find an outrageous amount of uploads with titles like "10,000 CALORIE PASTA MUKBANG," "EATING EVERYTHING ON THE MCDONALD'S MENU," or "THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE."

Popular 'mukbangers' such as Peggie Neo, Megan McCullom, and Steven Sushi have made a sizable profit off of their viral eating shows, some collecting tens of thousands of dollars in revenue.

So, what's the big deal you say? You order a large quantity of food, indulge in said food, film yourself completing this menial task, and upload to the internet for money and fame. On the outside, this may seem like a luxurious lifestyle, but behind the camera lens sits an individual battling their own demons and influencing the world of social media to partake in their harmful behaviors.

Mukbanger Livia Adams ("Alwayshungry" on YouTube) has opened up about her unhealthy relationship with food in the past, praising herself for fasting several hours in order to justify her over-indulgence on camera.

Similarly, internet sensation Trisha Paytas claims to diet and starve herself for weeks just to be able to satisfy her subscribers with epic mukbangs, which are essentially binges.

In all actuality, these social media celebrities are negatively impacting (and possibly triggering) vulnerable viewers.

Many fans only see the highlight reel of YouTubers shoveling bowls of cereal or boxes of doughnuts into their mouths, yet remain completely unaware of what truly goes on behind-the-scenes. Messages saying:

"I'm on a diet... watching this is giving me some sort of satisfaction, like as tho I ate, you know?"
"I watch these videos because I know I physically can't afford to eat like this because I gain weight too easily."
"When having an eating disorder, watching Trisha's mukbangs is sorta comforting in a way omg"

flood the comments sections of Paytas' videos. Quite obviously, fans young and old are heavily influenced by this content and continue to support these creators to fulfill a self-destructive need.

Additionally, famous mukbang accounts never seem to include the painful after-effects of their ginormous feasts in videos. Fitness model Stephanie Buttermore flaunts her slim physique just days after consuming over 10,000 calories for a challenge, giving the impression that her previous overindulgence had no repercussions on her health whatsoever. Because Buttermore is a trained, athletic young woman, she was able to quickly bounce back after a series of workouts and low-calorie meals.

On the contrary, if a sedentary woman of about the same age were to attempt this challenge, she would most likely feel sluggish, irritable, bloated, stomach discomfort, and even vomitous post challenge. Eating regularly like this could lead to bigger issues such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Unfortunately, because topics like these aren't glamorous and attractive to subscribers, mukbangers often edit them out.

Now don't get me wrong. Though not everyone who uploads a mukbang to the internet has an eating disorder or an evil agenda, they have to realize the kind of audience they're appealing to. This generation is more susceptible than ever to emulate the actions and words of their favorite celebrities. Young boys and girls look up to successful adults, and influencers should be remembered for the change they inspired, not the disease they encouraged.

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10 Times Moe's Proved To Be Superior To Chipotle

Queso. That is all.

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There's always been a debate on which one is better. Moe's or Chipotle? Some will say Chipotle is better, but I don't. Moe's is way better, but that's just my opinion. I mean, the queso alone is just heaven in a bowl. Not to mention, the nachos are BOMB. You may disagree with me, but I'll always rank Moe's over Chipotle. Here's why.

1. Their social media team is pretty great

2. Honesty is the best virtue, right?

3. Queso

4. Salsa bar

5. "Welcome to Moe's"

6. Free Queso Day

7. The food

8. The music

9. Nachos

10. Deals on the app

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