This morning my wife had one table for breakfast and made $9. At noon I asked my neighbour who is a Bar Manager at this rib place if he has been busy. He has been so slow that in the evening he has cut it down the last couple of nights to just the waiter and bartender just so they can walk out with $100.
So I go into work tonight and once again there is hardly any cars in the parking lot. I have one table reserved for a 7 and another for 5. The seven comes in and the five which turned into a 4 arrives shortly after. Except the 4 doesn’t want to sit there. They are moved elsewhere and I get another table and they don’t want to sit there either so they head to the bar as well.
I am wondering aside from this 7 I have whether I am going to get another table before I am cut , cause it is real slow. Finally I get a 2 then another 2 and finally the last table I will get this evening.
The first deuce leaves me $20 , the second deuce $15 , and the 7 leaves me $56 , then my last table gives me another $20.
I walk out of there at 8:46 after starting at 6 with $91 in my pocket after tip out of $20. With 4 tables that could have been another horrific night. But I was happy with that.
But boy has it been slow and looking in the reservation book it doesn’t look like till next week before we see some action. It sure has been a different Christmas season this year and everywhere around here is suffering by the sounds of it.
Have you started to see the action yet? I hope so for your sake.