Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I was scrolling through facebook (as usual) and there was some article about a wedding server or something and in the comments people were talking about being nice to servers and it reminded me of a couple of stories from my serving days of past. There's always a debate about tipping servers and I truly don't understand why. Everybody knows servers don't make a decent hourly wage, because they get tipped, so what's the problem? You go out to eat instead of cooking, so compensate accordingly!

Even if you don't feel that you should tip, it should be a no brainer that you should be nice to your server!? Being nice to people always goes a long way, it goes web even longer way when you're nice to someone who's running around like crazy trying to desperately please about 20 people at once. Customers, hostesses, managers, bus boys, cooks, bartenders... I can remember working in a restaurant in Kennesaw, GA and one week there was a religious convention. The lovely table I got on the first night ended up coming back just about every night of the convention and requesting me each time. They weren't the best tippers, but they probably didn't know how to tip or didn't have the money or whatever, but they were THE SWEETEST! People and always had the kindest words, well on the last day they gave me a Bible and wrote a beautiful sentiment. This was about 10 years ago and I still remember them and have the Bible.

Kindness goes a long way and can stay in hearts forever!

    They spelled my name wrong, but it doesn't matter because they're hearts were in the right place!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Need Money, Will Work!

Wake up
Go potty
Get daughter ready for school
Take daughter to school
Go home
Send out resume
Pick up daughter from school
Cook dinner
Clean house
Greet husband
Check homework
Interact with husband
Check 4th grade homework
Get daughter ready for bed
Watch daughter and husband floss
Say prayers
Watch TV
Go to sleep
Wake up... Do it all again

This has been my daily routine for about 2 months... 2 years.... Who knows at this point. I of course left out the feelings of uselessness, boredom, depression, hopelessness, obsessive facebooking, obsessive instagramming, excessive vining, oh you get the idea. It's fun to joke that I'm "domesticated" now. Ha ha, ha ha ha, Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Sigh, did I mention I've been working since I was 16? I'm almost, ALMOST, twice that age now. Not working is like a death sentence for me. I can't handle it. I mean, there was that one time with my daughter when I was out of work, but she was a toddler and I had plenty to keep me distracted. Cue the potty training replete with poop smeared bedroom memories... I actually miss those days.
Those days when Pinterest and facebook hadn't become as popular. Even without the smartphone app access, I was still busy! Now, back in the now, today, I'm trying desperately to work.... To no avail. I've sent my resume to so many companies at this point, that when I do get a call for an interview, I have no remembrance of who the company is! I just agree and agree and thank the Lord that somebody actually calls me! Believe me, it's not happening as often as I'd like, hence my return back to blogging, lol, hey y'all!
One thing I've learned about employers these days is they really want to make sure they have the right person, lol. I mean multiple interviews! One company I applied with had me interviewing for about a month, hand to God! And I still didn't get it! But I did get free Starbucks (which is the only way I'd go there anyway,) not that it compared to the gas I spent going back and forth. And don't even get me started on the traffic here!
But, in my constant search to be employed, I've only reached the depths of sadness a couple of times. Thank goodness I've had plenty of well wishers and encouragement from friends and family, and football season is back! Go Pack Go! I'm managing to keep hope alive, my head up, and a positive attitude (for the most part, I'm not perfect!) And now that I've remembered my outlet, I'll be back to blogging more, hope you missed me, I missed you!
To be continued......