Most people don't realize what a breakthrough this is for me and my grandmother. Now, if I could outline how I love Jesus--he had some great things to say, set up some really logical lifestyle tips, and was a total feminist--but don't consider myself a Christian without giving her heart failure, she and I will be on great terms. She even knows that the whole eating disorder wasn't entirely a weight loss thing.
She listened, and she understood. It's like one more knot in my back has uncurled.
Now, there are work things to discuss. I didn't make shit, but I'm not complaining. I had a lot of great guests, and they were easy to take care of. If I don't have to do much, I guess I can't expect huge tips, right? I just kept drinks filled.
Well, there were these two black ladies that I just knew were going to be dificult. I went over to them, and I was my bright and cheery self. They started asking all these questions about our refillable drinks, so I was thinking "No tip! Run away!" But, as the conversation progressed, I realized that they really did want a drink they had to pay for, but we didn't have anything to fit the bill.
One of the ladies told me to suggest alternative drinks to management, and I gave her the RFT web address and told her to write to the main office with her suggestion..."and be sure to tell them that Maggie was a joy to have for a server," I joked. Both ladies laughed, and the one said she'd be sure to do just that.
Later, she had a complaint about the shrimp, and I told her to put it in that letter to RTI..."after you tell them how fabulous Maggie is," I joked again.
Now, I'm pretty sure she's really going to write in to tell them how great I was.
Oooh! And, I almost forgot to mention the cute stoner boy at Outback that kept flirting with me. I told him to end every sentence with "in my pants," and he cracked up. Anyway, I got my check from him, and I saw where he'd written down my Coke order. It's what I drank while I was there (Okay, I was bad), but he'd crossed it out and written water. He didn't charge me for the Cokes I was downing while I was there. Heh....