I know being a waitress isn't as important as being a neurosurgeon, a soldier, or holding a seat on congress but it is still a job and I feel that I should be treated as a human being. Case in point I had these 2 women in my section yesterday afternoon who not only stiffed me but made me feel less than human. Look I made myself feel that way for a very long time; that is the nature of drug addiction. The point is I don't feel that way anymore and I will not allow anyone else in this world make me feel like an animal ever again.
These 2 were bitchy to begin with. They wanted a calzone but asked if they left out 2 of the ingrediants could they substitute something else? I tried to explain to them that this is simply not allowed; I cannot substitute. I can leave the things that they didn't want out but I have to charge for the one they wanted added. It is NOT my rule; my name is not on the door, I don't make the decisions about cost or menu items. I just do my job. If I were to do this for these 2 I could very well lose that job. I am not willing to sacrifice my employment for these 2 women who showed absolutely no respect for me.
Is it a fair rule? No. I think it's quite silly to be honest, but again IT ISN'T MY RULE. Needless to say they were a hard table to wait on. I tried my best to be as nice as possible but when I hear them snickering about me as I walk away from the table, my feelings get hurt. Believe it or not I am human and I do have feelings.
These 2 women paid their check but left me a zero dollar tip. Thanks alot ladies. Did you really have to take out your frustration on me? Had I not told you I would have the manager come over and speak to you about the "situation"? Seriously.
I'm not really sure why this hit so hard with me today. It is not the first time I've been stiffed and unfortunately it won't be the last, but it did hurt me. I did my job and was left unappreciated. I can't change everyone's mind but the next time you're out in a restaurant and something doesn't go your way don't take it out on the waitress; she is only doing her job.