If you read Co Worker Frenzy then you will remember me stating that I have been thinking that I was having a lack of faith in my career choice. That was never the way in the past. I enjoy my job. I believe that there are too many people out there working had for their money and hating every minute of it. Life is entirely too short to spend it completely miserable. I am a firm believer that if you don't like it, don't do it. One of my less vulgar motto's in fact. So I have been rethinking my employment choice. Self doubt is never good, no matter what it is that you are doubting about yourself. Just when I had reached my complete threshold of "Lack Of Faith" In walks redeeming qualities.
Redeeming Qualities are the people you live to serve. I had several of those tables today. These guests are the ones servers live to wait on. They are the ones that when you walk in the door, we literally get excited that we are going to serve you. And it is not just for the money. One particular table stands out above the rest. A couple with, count em up, FIVE boys. I say that loudly, because usually people with children make servers cringe. They sat down, welcomed me with a smile, made an effort to remember my name and had my personal favorite "Manners" . They were wonderful. The children were well behaved and delightful. One boy, in wanting dessert, said he had one more stomach to fill. I asked, "How many stomachs do you have?" He replied. "Ten." Trying hard not to crumble into laughter, my response was "No wonder you want dessert." Mom said no.. Understandably. But I had Teddy Grahams in reserve. He was pleased, I was tickled and mom wasn't irritated. It worked out well for us all. Seeing this family today, just reminded me why I love my job. It helped to put my spirits straight. I was so thrilled with the table I wouldn't have cared if I gotten a ten percent tip. For they were clever, polite and funny. I say "Thank You!" Your presence today was what I needed to make me happy to be at work again. I doubt they will ever read this post, but knowing someone will makes it worth working a double.
Usually I have some table to complain about. But no one really set me off. I had nothing but the redeeming tables I needed to restore my faith in love of my job.
"Just when life stretches you to the breaking point...a tenth stomach might just be your redeeming quality to restore your faith. ;)"