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Desperate Turkeys

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Two weeks ago, I bought a frozen Butterball turkey. If I buy it, I figured, they will come for dinner. Two weeks ago, the pleas from the various caterers I work with began in earnest: “$25 bonus to the first three servers who will work a Thanksgiving dinner in Delray.” “Extra $20 to anyone who […]

Quit Occupying My Section

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Monday is not normally my busy night, but yesterday was. Monday night is not a shift I expect to make much money, but I had the potential to make much last night. “We’ll be 7 or 8 when everyone gets here at 6:30,” said the man struggling to pull two of my best tables together. […]

I Won! I Won!

“Sure, I’ll buy a ticket,” I tell the local Keys organizer of a military charity drive. “But do I have to be present to win? I’ll be at work in Fort Lauderdale when you have the drawing.” “No! Just leave us a phone number. We’ll call you if you win!” he says. “You have a […]