Your Servers True Reaction Behind that Smile
By Alison Wickmann
For anyone who has worked as a server, these are common scenarios that make you boil internally. However, being the service professional you are, you cover it up with a sly smile to ensure your guest has no indication on how you truly feel.
Guest: We are ready to order! Oh, ah… wait… hmm…
Server: Sir, do you need a couple more minutes?
**Restaurant is frantically busy**
Guest: No we are ready… hmmm…. Let’s see… where was it….
**Takes another 5 minutes for them to muster their order**
**Guest tries telling their life story**
**Guest hands over empty plate and cracks a joke that is not original, whatsoever**
Guest: Clearly, it was horrible! HAHA
**Guest continuously needs 20 drink refills throughout dining experience**
Guest: Excuse me, can I have a water?
Server: Of course, would anyone else like water?
**Gesturing to the rest of the guests that are water-free**
**No one answers**
**Grabs single water for the individual and returns to table**
Another guest at the table: Excuse me, can I have a water?
Guest: So, who are you voting for this election?
Guest: So, I’m going to have the organic spinach salad but… **modifies the entire thing**
Moral of this is, well, keep that smile plastered.