“Waitressing takes a certain gusto. You need a good memory and the ability to connect with people fast. You have to learn how to treat the kitchen as well as you treat the customers.” – Amy Poehler.
This week the Wednesday Challenge from partner Susan and myself is WAITER/WAITRESS.
Sometimes an overly attentive and inexperienced waiter/waitress can be as bad for a restaurant’s business as an inattentive one.
If you are a senior adult you immediately notice that many dining establishments are geared more towards younger patrons. Loud music, casual attire and menu choices that really do not stimulate a mature person’s taste buds and pleasure centers are offered.
Many waitresses tend to treat older clientele as somewhat brain-dead and away from their senior homes. Terms such as dear, sweetie, and honey are presented to older patrons in a non-offending manner but it does offend many sensibilities. It happened to me last Saturday. More about that in my blog.
Sometimes it seems that the offending servers are unaware of the negative effect their words can have on their patrons. They might be angling for a larger gratuity at the end of the meal but just the opposite might happen.
This week Susan and I ask you to tell us how you feel when you are overly pampered in a dining establishment especially if you had planned on a quiet evening of dining and quiet conversation without the interference of a third party.
As always, our challenge is flexible so please interpret it in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.
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