Adios, Asshole-The Drizella Edition

Last night was Drizella’s last night.  King Triton asked if we should do something for her.  Bagheera snapped, “I ain’t baking her a cake.”

As the night progressed, Drizella got more and more snotty and we ignored her.  She finally got snotty enough that I gave her the ‘do you want your head in a basket?’ look.  As she stomped out of the kitchen, Bagheera said, “And she wonders why she’s not getting a cake.”

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For years Doc and Eeyore ran the bar.  Doc spent most of his time drinking, Eeyore spent most of her time drinking, crying and stirring shit.  During this time a pall of slackassery descended over the bar.  No one cleaned, and everyone put forth the least amount of effort possible, while bitching about their work environment.  About a month ago Doc nearly died from drinking, so Bagheera changed the locks, and now he and Eeyore are contemplating their future at home.

As the song goes, more than the locks have changed.  “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean,” has become the new (much hated) catchphrase.  New people who understand the term “work” have been hired.  Old people who are content to sit on their ass and watch TV will be replaced.  Pack rat trash is going out of the bar by the industrial size trash can load and a new sense of order and organization is shining through.

It’s a beautiful day.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lola
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 14:15:58

    HOORAY for you!!!!! Hope this brings about some stress-less work days for you in the future, you deserve it 🙂

    We will get there sooner or later!

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  2. Brea
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 14:30:59

    It’s so gross walking into a place that just screams CLEAN ME. I’m not a neat-freak, but I can’t stand obvious slack-assery.

    Hopefully this will signal a permanent turn-around, and not just a once-a-year thing!

    How do you feel when you walk into a filthy bar and see the bartender sitting on his ass, smoking and watching TV? Do you feel like tipping him?

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  3. Squiggy's mom
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:02:44

    Outstanding! Now if there was only a way to keep “undesirable” customers out (to make more room for “good” customers, of course. ;o)

    I don’t think there are desirable customers in a bar. They are all disgusting.

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  4. skippymom
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 18:16:18

    ::sigh of happiness:: Sounds fabulous and I happen to love the line “If you have time….” b/c I can’t stand doing nothing when someone is paying me. Even if it is a paltry $2.31/hr Heck I can’t stand doing nothing for free.
    Let’s hope the cast of characters changes in all aspects of the restaurant. Congrats & fingers crossed for you.

    I’m all for taking a break, but a break doesn’t last half your shift. And not one of us is paid less than minimum wage. Most of us are quite a bit over minimum wage plus tips.

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  5. michele
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 20:01:47

    this is all YOUR doing! be sure to give yourself a pat on the back! so long drizzy!!

    It kinda is. I lit a fire under Bagheera, who for so long has known things are unacceptable, but had no one to help. She’s sick of the lazy employees, the disorganization, and the filthy condition the bar is left in every night. We’re not going to take it, anymore.”

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  6. Sparty Girl
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 06:13:13

    Yay! I agree with Michele… they hired someone who knows how to work (and will) and they see how good life can be. It’s inspired them!

    I’ve worked too many places for this to be acceptable to employees or customers.

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  7. wigsf3
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:17:57

    Break out the gin and party till your pants fall off!

    I hate gin. It tastes like cat pee smells. I can break out the vodka and party till my pants fall off, though.

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  8. zoogie2
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:37:12

    I sense a bad end coming for the very drunk former roommate if they insist on cleanliness! You must be hopping happy today 🙂

    Yeah, he will have to get with the program or look for another job. Sitting on your ass, smoking and watching TV doesn’t cut it anymore.

    My aunt was “eccentric” (read: a frequently drunk housewife), and she told me once that for her, cleaning the house was like saying a giant “fuck you” to germs and dust. That’s how she got through her day (well, that and a number of martinis). I guess this cleaning will be a giant “fuck you” to the germs living in the bar…and I’m talking people, not microbes….

    It is a cleaning of dust and germs and people. Out with the old, in with the new.

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  9. DarcsFalcon
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 22:18:09

    Sounds like there are definitely some improvements going on over there! Yay for you! I’m sure you’ll get that place and the new people whipped into shape in no time. 🙂

    I want some people who are proud of where they work. Holy cow, some of us are there 6-8 hours a day, why not make it a better place to be?

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