I'd also like to thank those of you who had enough time on your hands to tell me how much you hate waiters, hate my blog, and hate the frigid way I walk through a restaurant candidly on camera.
And on the heels of such disdain comes this occasional feature in which I'll repost some of my favorite hate mail/comments, along with my responses.
First up we have Benji, who wrote in response to my recent blog entry in which I expressed a lack of gratitude for receiving a tanning bed I.O.U. on a napkin as my tip.
Dude did u ever think someone might have been short on cash etc.You never know someone's sitch.As for your other rants..Man you are one whinnying waiter!Did it ever occur to you that customers might be acting rude because they can sense your bitchiness and disgust of them.Sure there are rude ass peeps but there are also rude ass waiters .Chill a little u don't no what kind of day someone is having.
It's obvious you've never worked in a restaurant. If someone can't afford to tip, then someone should get a Hot-N-Ready from Little Caesar's. I don't know about you, but I'm always cognizant (look it up) of how much cash I have on me. And should I find myself in a "sitch" without cash where I need to tip? I run to an ATM. I borrow cash from a friend. But I DON'T leave a note on a napkin. It wasn't my problem that Mindy was short on cash, so why should I be the one who's inconvenienced for her lack of consideration?
You see, unlike almost every other profession, servers make their living through tips. Not minimum wage, not tans, not I.O.U.s, not verbal compliments. Tips. And on top of that, with each table we have to tip out the hostess, the bartender and the bus boy a percentage of the table's bill. So not only did Mindy not tip me; I still had to tip out the aformentioned out of my own pocket. In essence, I PAID to wait on Mindy. Understand how all that works?
How would you like it if your boss told you you'd be paid in a coupon to On the Beach Tanning instead of monetarily (look it up)? You wouldn't be very pleased, would you? So please tell all your friends and family who can't afford to tip to avoid restaurants and stick with Taco Bell.
Something named "ImDaBomb" writes:
Dude ur blog is hella fucked up and racist. You sound like a stupid gay homo and entitled and angry. If ur so angry about ur job maybe you should just shoot yourself and get it over with?
First, thank you for the suggestion. My flask is almost empty and I was worried about how I'd cope with my upcoming double shifts, but through your prose I see a solid possibility.
Second, if you really, truly read my blog, you'll know that no one is safe from my ire. I ridicule people for their dining behavior regardless of whether they're black, white, Christian, atheist, fat, thin, Hispanic, Armenian, blonde, brunette, strippers, actors, doctors, other waiters, and yes, even those pesky queers.
By the way, in your articulate, Rosa Parks-esque plight against racism, I see you use gay in a derogatory fashion. Many of your DMV co-workers and neighbors in your welfare-subsidized dwelling could very well be closeted homosexuals, afraid to come out because you might go all hate crime on them. So while you pride yourself on an anti-racism platform, you might question your integrity across the board as it pertains to equality.
But thanks for reading. I know that words not spray-painted on a billboard are usually outside your scope of comprehension.