I don’t know…as a cook, i’m not knocked out by the idea of showing up on the degrgroots doorstep unannounced, I plan for a certain number of people for dinner parties. I also can’t blame Tiff for being warry of running to Luann for support given their history and Luanns dubious maturity level. Plus, the Degroots are her employer. Showing up, unannounced, on their doorstep in tears, not a great impression. Could help, but could make a bad situation worse.
My takeaway from this arc is Tiff’s slightly bitchy personality is unfortunately pritty well justified and grounded in some well earned trust issues. Both Gunth and Les tried to sleep with her, she turned them down, and now their taking advantage (profiting from her) financially. She isn’t cool with trusting females after high school and Luann drama, and I can’t blame her for that. But the guys she’s (VERY understandably) more comfortable with trusting, are not much better. Her only real option is get out and hope for somewhere less judgmental.
TJ. If you think you can get better wait staff, cool, hire them. Tiff’s not here for fun, her primary motivation in working is to make cash. Large tips do that. If you want her attitude to chainge on that, pay her more. If you are like most restaurant managers, you are paying your wait staff minimum wage and expecting them to supplement with tips. If you don’t want to deal with a tips hungry staff, hire an independently wealthy waiter. At the very least hire a busboy. Poor management TJ.
Genuinely asking: I thought Kafe kabloue was the cafe associated with the fuse? Is the Kafe it’s own entity or what is the relationship to the fuse?
So I’m understanding correctly. The burlesque-ish Fuse dinner theater, which is one of the most sought after and high paying establishments in this town, AND hosts the souffle lingerie parties, AND has a almost non existant hiering process, has somehow managed to devote it’s HR policies entirely towards ….a dress code? And further a dress code to make everyone look like an asexual male apparently? At least put Ox in a Hooters uniform if your looking to level the playing field.
I have a hard time thinking Les will go for this. And again, is waiting tables at the dinner theater the best paying job in this town?!? It might make sense that Les would have the freedom to give away his job if this was some below-min-wage stipended position (common in theater), in which case what is Tiff doing? She wants money.
I’m not really the jealous type nor have I ever been, and I kind of like getting to meet a person’s friends/tribe (bit of an extrovert &I find I can tell a lot about a person from whom they choose to hang out with, plus it seems awful mean to make someone choose between a romantic interest and their friends/family.) But maybey Bets is looking for something more traditional romantic for dating, that’s really a personal choice, so I can’t really hate on Luann & co for being insensitive. They just have their own ideas on romance – more miniature golf group stuff that quiet dinner for two. I’ll take miniature golf myself.
Uh, Gunther lied on his date pic profile too. In fact he had Luann write it for him, so pick your poisen. Also, he seems to be very insecure and judgmental, especially about who you have dated. I’d worry, Bets.
I’m not so sure. Staying in college means Tiff has to stay under her fathers (and Ann’s) financial control. A college degree isn’t necessary to start a business. It’s useful to WORK in a corporate environment, but as several people have commented, the market is flooded with MBA’s. I would hope that a good B school education would teach how to limit liability by working with financial entity’s known to honer there debts & pay on time (not Ann). The only good way I see this turning out for Tiff is if she consults with Les, Grey or someone on how to limit Ann’s interference BEFORE asking for any money to start an empire or even have them pay for school. So we’re back to Tiff needs a lot of money NOW. Government grants to start a business maybe? But there going to ask about what portion of her income is funded by her father, and if she has any experience running a business.
I do think this arc is more about Bernice’s listening skills as she is utterly confused as to why Tiff would leave college/a system that isn’t working for her. Bern should have seen this a long time ago.