January 17, 2018
Being a serving isn’t as easy as it appears to be, Miss Ferrell.
Raindrops keep fallin’ on my…pants.
The first day of serving, our son dumped an entire order on a large group of people at a large table. He got off balance and over-corrected. Apparently it happens a lot, especially with new servers.
She actually looks better in The uniform, before the inevitable spillage.
This “Tiffany-is-a-ditz” arc got old last week.
The thrill of victory and the agony of de feet…
Whew – four 8 OZ drinks plus four 2 OZ cups plus 4 OZ tray = 44 OZ = nearly 3 pounds tray balanced on an outward (traversed) hand, weight on a tiny and weak wrist? Takes practice and skill. You’re doing just drinks. Wait until you have to do the same thing with PLATES filled up with food. Ceramic plates, metal utensils and weight of the food on each plate on a tray. Sometimes you balance two or three trays at the same time. So, girl, get busy and practice.
I’m enjoying this arc, being a server is not as easy as it looks. I know from experience.
Tiffany’s lips are always so huge..
I foresee a strip club in her future.
Never mind what I said yesterday … cocktail waitress have to be experts at shifting the tray balance when removing drinks.
I predict a lot of ruined clothes, meaning not only no tips for Tiff and Les, but damage payments coming out of her meager paycheck.
In a couple of weeks, we can introduce another new character … the collection agent who wants the credit card bill to be paid, and who won’t accept her explanation that she doesn’t have to pay when she didn’t make any money at her job.
It looks as though she is practicing at home before she starts work.
Why is she being called a “server” and not “waitress”?
I guess slip – resistant stilettos are out. Dreadful shame.
Looks like she was practicing with milk. Should have used water. But this is Tiff.
I’ve been a restaurant server. They can make humbling mistakes that make them feel very sorry. I’ve dropped meals on the floor, tipped over drinks onto peoples laps, sent wrong orders to the kitchen, forgotten to send orders to the kitchen, paid bills with the wrong credit card, misplaced a credit card. Being a server is not always easy, especially when several tables must be handled at once, making a mistake more likely. Good luck to Tiffany. She’ll need it!
Tiff: “Excuse me. Does my butt make these pants look big?………Oh wait,…. I got that backwards……………….I think?”
She was too en-tray-ncing
I dunno, most mornings after birthday #55 start off like this for me…
You know I need to copy my comments so that I can paste them if I check and find out they are not showing. Let me try again. I think it appears that Tiffany is practicing holding a serving tray while modeling her smile and persona as a server, but is finding it not to be that easy. Being a server is a hard job, but perhaps this is a chance for her to grow as a person, and learn to adjust to life, and not have it adjust to her. I am pulling for her, but meanwhile it was funny today, so hilarity ensues. In her defense this is the opposite of being a ditz, or candidate for a strip club (although those jobs are not easy either); I think that this is hope expressed in wetness.
My wife and I met my parents at a nice restaurant one cold January evening to buy them dinner – we mainly did things like that for my Mom as my old man was not exactly a pillar of excellence – I won’t expand on that. The server lost her balance on the tray when she was bringing drinks, and a large sticky, sugary drink with a lot of ice landed squarely in his crotch area. The walk out to the car in the low 30 degree temperature was definitely a bummer for him. Needless to say, I left her a HUGE tip.
I like Tiffany’s positive approach to this job. I hope she’s able to keep that up. And while waitressing might be s steppingstone to her, I hope she’ll take away some valuable lessons – in addition to a decent paycheck, of course.
And there goes Tiff tips. I give her 3 days before she is fired.
Give it time, Tiffany. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Neither is learning to balance a tray full of drinks. It takes time and PRACTICE.
But here’s a tip: Don’t “Sway.” Especially not in THAT “outfit.”
Which, while required, “regulation” and appropriate, does absolutely nothing, FOR You……, ;)
Unusually funny daily!
Tif – Worry about the hips swaying after you have the schlepping skills under control.
What IS the reason servers carry food and beverage trays above their heads using one hand, instead of at chest level using BOTH hands?
Tiffany you’re not walking the frikkin runway at a fashion show. I for one would love to see her get fired quickly ,failure is one way to bring reality crashing down on this idiot blond.
Lucky they seem to be plastic glasses, otherwise we might have been looking at Tiff’s shattered dreams!
Patience, my beloved Tiffany.
Underestimating level of difficulty, overestimating level of skill.
Tiffany is not going to earn enough gratuities to cover Les that way.
Not the most flattering outfit, but it’s good camouflage. She also needs more practice carrying things without spilling.
That’s why they start you off with water first…
You seem to have the smiling down, Tiffany. Now work on carrying the trays level.
You may think it stinks now, Tiff, but you are working towards your own independence; and, that is better than relying on someone as malleable as your father.
Today’s comic exemplifies why I tip well. I knew back in HS that waiting tables was NOT one of my skills.
Just a road bump on the path to independence! I predict more hilarity tomorrow.
Fasten your seatbelts. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!!!!
I think she’ll stick with it, and gain some self-confidence along the way.
May be a bit much to expect, but I wonder if she’ll also learn a little bit of empathy.
Welcome to work, Tiff. It’s not what you think it is.
Yeah – it LOOKS easy.
Been there/done that.
Oh well, just part of the learning curve!
I’m still baffled by the concept of anybody considering themselves a tycoon by taking a server job where they have to split their tips with a dishwasher but I guess that’s the comics world. If I were Tiff I would have kept in touch with the CEO of Souffle Lingerie and made my start on the US side of her company perhaps.
Having said all that, the physical comedy of Tiffany learning that waiting tables isn’t all that easy is pretty funny. I used to express my admiration for wait staff that balanced plates down one arm.
it comes out of her pay ? ?
Second day as a waiter in college, I spilled a plate of spaghetti (with sauce) on myself. Mostly on my pants. They put me behind the take out counter for the rest of my shift because you couldn’t see the marinara on my pants that way. Being a waiter/waitress can be a good way to learn some humility. And having to grin and bear it when you have a difficult customer either teaches you patience and self-control or you can get fired pretty quickly.
But she still deserves credit for moving in the direction of understanding the life of real people.
Hope someone caught that and posts it. Sure to go viral.
Right now, the only “tips” she’ll get involve on-the-job training.
But at least she’s not complaining about the uniform. It even looks better than her corporate suit. The first day on the job can always be rough. Let’s hope she pulls through…
There’s a physics lesson in here somewhere…
What if ALL server jobs were eliminated and replaced with robots. Tiffany would be out of a job and nobody would have to tip anymore. Paying the bill would be done through one of those devices Red Robin has on the tables.
This is a Big Tip, but not the kind Tiffany wanted. The tray tipped.
An easy to anticipate outcome, but still humorous!
So, here are some questions….
1. Has Tiffany thought about the likely scenario that many of the folks of Pitt and Moony will be stopping by at The Fuse to hang out, buy drinks, etc?
2. Is she “ok” with these folks seeing her in her “waitress/server” role? Or, will she become “embarrassed”?
(hopefully she will be “ok” with it)
3. Will she end up getting hassled in her job? Perhaps by a creep, or Ann, or who knows who.
With regard to today…. if Tiffany’s arrangement with Les holds true…. if Tiffany keeps breaking dishes, spilling food and drink…. will Les be responsible for 1/2 of the cost incurred? :)
Probably when Les will asks Tiffany to respect the pact giving him half of her tips Tiffany will not do it because earn it was a lot of work. Or she will do it really be in a bad mood
I grew up in a German restaurant in Kansas City, MO. It’s a tough job. Any food service job is hard.
There is definitely an art to doing it well.
She can smile and sway all she wants, it’s not going to affect my tip. I always tip (even though I hate tipping, why not just pay the servers a real wage and charge the customers accordingly?), but I’m likely to tip more if the server is genuinely friendly (and fills my water glass without me asking). I also tend to tip more if the server is genuinely having a hard day. If he or she has a table full of demanding as$holes or things just aren’t going their way, I will try to make their day better with a nice tip.
But if they are at all fake flirty or shaking their butt at me, I’m only going to tip 10%. The bare minimum. Real is always better than fake.
Remember your Cheerleading, Tiff.
Balance is just as Important carrying a Tray as it is making a Pyramid.
Tiffany looks much better in the regulation outfit than she did yesterday. I’m sure she now realizes that if she dropped the tray while wearing the proper work shoes, one can only imagine how that would be with high heels.
The glasses must be made of plastic, as they didn’t break.
I think tomorrow she’ll get it right; being in the working world among people and friends will be good for Tiff. She’ll be less isolated and will even enjoy it ….I think.
Good thing Kafe Kablooie has switched to those unbreakable (sorta) plastic water glasses! A little more practice with the tray, okay, Tiff? You can do it, girl!
Little Miss Tiff is about to learn the hard way that being a server isn’t that easy. Back in the day, when I was a Sambo’s waitress, Sunday morning shift, you can bet I didn’t drop a tray full of bevies! We didn’t use trays back then. I DID, however, lose some eggs off of a plate because I took the corner too fast and they slid right off the plate and on to the floor. It’s been a long time, but I think my record was 6 or 7 plates of pancakes on one arm. And I can still carry five glasses in one hand. So, Tiff, you got a ways to go, girl!
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