The Newspaper

Ever have a pet peeve you didn’t know about until someone else brought it to your attention?  Well, the newspaper is my new aggravation thanks to the other servers complaining about it.

Here’s the deal.  When you are finished reading the newspaper, the one you picked up from the cashier, fold it nicely and PUT IT BACK!  Do not wad it in a ball and leave it on your table or throw it on the floor or throw it on another table.  Other people want to read it too and when I have to fish it out from under your table it’s gross.

I think one person out of 100 will actually return the paper to the cashier.  And the little classified ad papers that people haul to their table and scatter in sections all over the damned place?  No one picks up those.  At any time during the day you can see a waitress, ass in the air, trying to pick up sections of the Penny Pincher from under a table. 

The most annoying aspect of this is I know 85% of the people who eat at the restaurant are functionally illiterate based on their inability to read a freaking menu.  Don’t try to fool me by reading the newspaper; I’m on to you.  You are just making a big assed mess for someone else to pick up and we are tired of it.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcKnyt
    Dec 01, 2009 @ 12:28:22

    That’s funny; I used to know someone who got a job as a waitress at a chain restaurant, and she said the worst thing she saw was someone opening packets of sugar and artificial sweetener and just dumping them in the middle of the table.

    Our caddies have to be neat and tidy at all times. People have lost their jobs because of sloppy caddies. Parents will let their kids play with the sweetner, sugar & wet-nap packets to “keep them entertained”. It takes every ounce of will power for me not to shriek in horror when I see kids making a mess of my caddies.

    It takes all kinds, I guess. *Sigh* That it does.


  2. DarcsFalcon
    Dec 01, 2009 @ 17:02:11

    I was going to say, they still read the paper up there? But then you pointed out that they’re just faking, so that makes more sense. 😉


    These must be the people whose mothers still cleaned their rooms for them into their adulthood.

    I swear, some of these people must still live with their mom.


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