One thing becomes clearer the longer you work in this business. When you start out the first few years you think you know everything then as time goes on you realize you are like where you started. Starting from scratch.
The only way your experience is going to show through is knowing that you can make a mistake any moment so you take greater caution in making sure you don’t make one. And the only way you do that is each day admitting that even though you have done this over and over again you have to take great care with everyone and everything and pay attention to small details.
Something that without experience is hard to comprehend. It also keeps you sharp each day.
The day you think you know it all you better sit down and start all over again.
I would say waiting on tables is like greeting a table naked and hoping to make a good first impression. It is always a new beginning.