I don’t know what the heck was going on today, but every man I waited on was crabby, sullen, and rude. Did I miss the memo on male hormonal shift day?
It even filtered down into the pre-teen males. At dinner Dani had two boys in her section, 10 and 11 years old. I was passing a table when I noticed one of the boys was crying because he didn’t have a salad. He looked a lot like that kid from ‘Parenthood’, you know, the one who flips out on everything?
We seldom have older kids cry in the restaurant so I figured it was just more of the Male PMS no one told me about.
Fast forward to the time the table was getting ready to leave and the two boys were at the front of the restaurant getting candy. The older boy got his candy first, which made the Kevin look-alike run through the restaurant wailing and screaming. His mom said something to him and he did a banshee yell, ran back to the other boy and smacked the candy cup out of his hand. This caused the the candy to fly everywhere, the 11 year old to cry like a girl and me to point and laugh at both of them.
In all my years in food service, I’ve never seen anything like this. I couldn’t stop laughing. Then some of the other servers started laughing at me until we were all in the wait station roaring with laughter. I’m sure the parents didn’t appreciate it, but come on. Kids that age should be better disciplined. Or on medication. The good kind.