Monday, February 28, 2011

Waitress Rant

Our cafe has been very busy the last couple weeks, which is AWESOME but with busy you also get those crazy customers.

90% of customers are just fine waiting because they know its worth it! Yesterday, we were jammed packed with no tables available plus about 8 people waiting to be sat when this one lady came in and when I told her 15-20 minute wait and she got irritated at me. She didn't understand I wouldn't be able to sit her in 10 minutes. She tried to get bumped up in the waiting list by asking other customers if she could have their spot. She kept saying how hungry she was. Lady... everyone waiting was hungry. I tried my best to smile and be nice but she was getting on my last fricken nerve! It took about 20 minutes for a table to open, she even wouldn't wait for us to clean the table she knew she was next and so when the couple left she sat right down, they weren't even out the door yet. I cleaned the table and gave her a menu and she told me she was ready to order. I told her it will be a couple minutes because we still have other people that need to order and to give us just a couple minutes. I brought her some coffee and she told me her order- w/o me asking because I just told her it would be a couple minutes. I took her order but I put it in after the others who was before her- she wouldn't know right. After 5 minutes she was asking me where her order was..LADY please give them some time they have to cook the other 10 tickets before yours. This is NOT FAST FOOD...they make each order individually and that takes time (I said this in a nice way). At this point she was just a joke and we all tried our best not to get pissy with her but if I was a major bitch I would have kicked her crazy butt out!

So what I'm saying is please be patient with waitstaff because majority of the time if there is a delay its NOT OUR FAULT and we really don't deserve attitude because I know we are trying our best!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Question Friday

1. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes, I can but don't like to! Learned on a stick (poor car-sorry). Can I do it now...driving is like bike riding right?

2. What are two foods you just can't eat? Spinach...ewww hate the taste and texture. Mushrooms taste like dirt. Don't tell my kids mom doesn't eat her veggies!

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind? Do I buy girl scout cookies, heck ya! I track down the girl scouts even before they come knocking. Thin mints all the way but those coconut carmel ones are the bomb!

4. How do you pamper yourself? Well for several years I didn't, it was all about the kids but this year, I'm getting a pedicure every month, I'm buying shoes, and book store trip every couple weeks.

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Well Pami was my nickname growing up and HATED IT! My mom still calls me it (ummm I'm 42). I have a couple customers at the cafe who call me RED.

Well that was fun!

Bad Mom Confession

Is it bad that I'm jumping up for joy (in my head) that my family is going away for the weekend?   Darn I work on Sat/Sun so I can't go...can you tell I'm sooooooo disappointed ??? 

They are going to visit my hubby's mom.  It's the oldest cousins bday so the kids are looking forward to seeing him.  They will be gone until Sunday night. 

I get to watch what I want on TV plus be on the laptop all at the same time w/o someone telling me "that's not fair", my house will stay clean for 2 days straight, I won't have to cook big dinners- I can have whatever I want (chili and chips- oh yeah!), and the quiet- no fighting!  I love all these things but a day or two is nice to enjoy every so often. 

What will I do????  I have friends who will want to go out but you know just being at home in a quiet clean house is all that this MOM will need!  Did I say how quiet it will be LOL!!!

I wish I had some time to go to the book store but I do have Kindle on PC/Laptop so I do have something to read I think :)

I will find things to do but cleaning, cooking, refereeing, negotiating, and all the rolling of my eyes won't happen for 2 1/2 days.  Countdown is happening in my head for sure but I won't let them know that.

Okay done with my bad mom confession.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

AllYou.Com- Cool Site

I really enjoy this site because you can enter giveaways, get freebies, coupons and just all around cool info!

Just had to share :)

Thursday Blog Hopping

On Thursday morning I spend about 2 hrs visiting, commenting, reading some awesome blogs from these blog hops! Please click on button and it will take you to the hop!

Type A Thursday

I couldn't get the button to work on this one but go here because she has some great blogging/business info: http://jodishomebiz.com/

8000 Emails....REALLY!

I broke down the other day and went through my emails, it was up to 8000 so about time, right?  I couldn't believe all the emails I get in a day (over a hundred) and maybe about 1/4 of it is important.  Guess its time to unsubscribe to some... you think! 

I did it though and made more folders to keep the emails I need or want (not sure which is it).  It felt good until the next day and I'm up to close to 200 again.  What I need to do is do this on a daily basis (dreaming Pam) but to be organized and on top of it I will need to do that!!!!  GO THRU YOU EMAIL DAILY PAM! 

Let's see how this works out for me...tell you next week how many emails are sitting in my inbox next Thursday :) 

Any other suggestions on how to conquer EMAILS? 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Facebook Friends Giveaways/Sales

Sale at cobbledstone.etsy.com! Go to www.facebook.com/cobbledstone for the coupon code,15% off everything+free shipping

Tales of a Ranting Ginger: Giveaway - Disney on Ice Presents - Disney Pixar's Toy Story 3

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to paper towels and sponges? Enter to win a pack of 4 SKOY cloths! The Type A Housewife: SKOY Cloths Review and Giveaway - Ends 3/7
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Saky Sacks Giveaway Saky Sacks, Green Style On The Go, is a company doing their part to recycle and reuse.
Luna Savings http://www.lunasavings.com/ WHOLLY GUACAMOLE! Review and Giveaway!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Being a Waitress at 42

Is HELL on the body!!  It probably doesn't help that I'm a bit overweight either.  This past weekend was our busiest weekend I've had in 10 yrs.  WOW it was awesome but also WHOA all in the same breath.  I'm so happy that I have some good shoes.  I bought some new ones a couple weeks ago (Not Target brand this time) and I feel a big difference- so Thank You new shoes!  I tried to take a nap when I got home but I was on major caffeine overload so my mind was going 20mph while my body was dead to the world.  All good though after an hour of fighting the nap I got up and went shopping with my big tips I made.  Love TIPS!

Smiling all day is fine but sometimes I just want to say WTF to customers.  My biggest gripe is when you add things please except an extra charge...more ingredients people.  I tell people but the looks I get are just plain funny.  Now if you are swapping out one ingredient for another hey that's fine.  I had a customer this weekend add shrimp, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, pesto to a salmon scramble and I told him that would be extra and he said fine.  Now when he got his bill he was horrified that it was and extra $5....ummm dude shrimp alone is $4 so you got a deal! 

I love the cafe I work at because of the regulars!  They rock and I really appreciate them coming in every weekend.  They know about my life and I know about theirs...not personal stuff mainly about each others families!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

American Idol 10 Group Performances- My FAVORITES

Last night was a rollercoster of drama, meanies, crying, bullies, but a load of talent!

My #1 FAVORITE of course was able to go through but not the rest of her group.  I need to watch the video again because I thought they all did a great job but judges booted them all except Lauren. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MEfV-sOam0  This is the CUTE girl group that sang to Steven Tyler.  The first singer Lauren Alaina is my FAV!

Night Owls...ROCKED IT!  Only Julia Zorrilla and Casey Abrams made it through.  Julia I think is Steven Tyler's FAV (wink wink).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjuq5smKQIo

Now what happen to Jacee Badeaux SUCKED.  He got kicked out of one group then had to go find a new one and time was ticking.  He found a group but he didn't know the song- poor kid's performance wasn't too hot but the judges put him thru anyways...woohoo!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mciWWsZy5Q8 

Four Non Blondes and that Guy had me bopping in my chair.  LOVED Carson Higgins!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKqaDjGTpo

The Minors (Kids and the their Mama's) tore the house down.  WOW got standing "O" from the judges and of course they all went through.  Deandre voice was a piece of Heaven.  American Idol played "we are the champions" in the background while the judges were talking, lol!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nk9E0AsH3Q

Ashley Sullivan (a bit emotional lil thing) wanted to quit but her boyfriend talked her back into it and THANKS boyfriends because they did an awesome job.  I really enjoyed Ashthon Jones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uvZ3WmA6bY

This group is the one who kicked Jacee out of their group but they did a good job.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiV7Zdg7CNs  All of them got through!  Scotty- the Country singer felt bad for kicking Jacee out.  Clint was the big meanie though but he does have a soulful voice. 

These were my favorites for the night but one of my favorite from the beginning DIDN'T MAKE IT.....Paris Tassin.  I was rooting for her but she didn't do very hot last night and that was a BUMMER!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day- Like or Not

I have to vote

I've been with my hubby for 12 years and I don't think I've ever had a GOOD (thats all I'm asking) VDAY.  I used to love this holiday now I don't.  I want it to end and it just sucks.  I try to like it and I go with the flow but this year was a total bummer and I just give up now!  My kids do make my day and they are the only reason I'm sane on this day.  I know I need to let go but as a married super mom I deserve a GOOD Valentines Day too!  Yes, sorry this was a vent but I felt like I really needed to say something and this is my blog so there! 

Do I have any other blogger/readers that cringe when Valentines Day comes?

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