First Day

Posted on Wednesday 7 January 2009

“I could never be a waitress,” laughed a woman who watched me slop coffee and diet coke over the tray I was close to tipping over completely. “I mean look at her!”

I was standing right there while she talked about me as if I was a pathetic creature who couldn’t possibly comprehend what she was saying.

“Yeah, me neither,” I laughed back at her. She flushed and turned to whisper something to her husband.

Oh, whatever. I muddled through my first day. And it was a first to be able to wear a tank top and jeans to work! But I think Upset Waitress wrote about it best. Enjoy her version of Day One, and I will collect my menus and pens and trays and share my side in another post very soon.

White or wheat toast? Coffee?

8 Comments for 'First Day'

  1.  
    January 7, 2009 | 12:01 pm
     

    If Upset Waitress is to be believed, it sounds like you’ve found your new spiritual home ๐Ÿ™‚

  2.  
    January 7, 2009 | 2:07 pm
     

    Wow, does sound like mean girls. Almost makes me not want to stop by for a cup of coffee.

  3.  
    okcmermaid
    January 7, 2009 | 3:26 pm
     

    RG, I work full-time as a paralegal, but Friday and Saturday nights I turn into waitress extraordinaire! I love waitressing (just don’t like not having a set income). As with any job or situation, it is what you make of it. Serving scrambled eggs, toast, and coffee while living at the beach is about as perfect as it gets. Enjoy! And remember, when the customers are sitting at the table and you are standing next to them, they cannot be putting you down, because they are looking up to you! LOL

  4.  
    emma
    January 7, 2009 | 4:15 pm
     

    hi, i’ve read your blog a long time and your post today, and maybe from the last few days, reminded me of a belle and sebastian song “dear catastrophe waitress,” which is also the title of the album it’s off of. i tried to find a link for you but the best i could do was this youtube one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxjyB3gZNcU

    i don’t mean to intrude on your life. things seem to be looking up for you which is great.

  5.  
    January 7, 2009 | 5:06 pm
     

    you two are going to make the news, sugar! i know it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

  6.  
    January 7, 2009 | 8:36 pm
     

    Sounds like you’re going to have fun at that place!

    I could never be a waitress either… way to clumsy! I break something in my house at least once a month.

  7.  
    January 8, 2009 | 1:29 am
     

    And you with the perfect response to her! Nice!!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  8.  
    January 8, 2009 | 4:15 pm
     

    hang in there, RG.

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