Hey Steven we have a 5 top coming in on table 8 for you. Great I think , maybe by the end of this night I will end up with some cash after all.
So 3 ladies walk in and look at the menu and prefer to wait for the other 2 to show up. They finally order some drinks. A Mango Time , pina colada , and a frozen margarita. I bring the drinks over and the one who has the margarita asks me after tasting it does it have alcohol. Well yeah you did order a margarita so she says , but I forgot to mention no alcohol as I cannot drink it cause I am pregnant. I thought to myself it is must be hard to remember you are pregnant!
The other arrives and orders a Mango margarita then while I am getting that the virgin margarita one says the drink tastes a bit salty. So now I have to get her a virgin pina colada. The 5th one never shows up so they are ready to order.
Are you ready? The first one orders a garlic cheese bread , the second nothing , the third a spinach salad , and the other a garlic cheese bread. Wow!
At the end they have separate bills and I make $7 tip in total. Pretty much sums up the night last night which is the first Saturday night I walked out of there with less than a $100.
Absolutely brutal! Last Easter on the Saturday we were rocking. This year there wasn’t even a wait. It is amazing how quick things can change. Last month was great but this month it is like the recession made it’s appearance all of a sudden where I work. To add to that my wife’s inn where she works is down 600 rooms from budget this month.
I am glad I have the teaching to fall back on right now. Obviously we haven’t hit rock bottom yet on the economic front.