As mentioned, I have been out of the 'industry' for several months now. But I have said before, and will say again, the worst time to work in a restaurant is Mother's Day, followed by New Years Eve. It's amateur hour.. people who take their 'girls' out for a night and buy expensive food but have no clue how to pronounce the wine they are ordering. Or sometimes not even being able to pronounce the food they want. No, sir, "Salmon Rushdie" is not on tonight's menu..
I am not going out this year. My wife and I are going to cook dinner at home, crack open a bottle of nice wine, and watch the ball drop ... if we make it. Our son goes to bed around 9 .. he wakes up by 6am. So it may be best for us to catch the Zs and avoid TVs.
When I worked the restaurant scene on New Years Eve, I always felt like I was out. After all, it's a fun night for staff.. They get to watch the cocktails get slammed back by jerks and morons who can't handle them.. The bartender never had a good time, though. That is, unless the bartender also enjoyed getting those jerks and morons drunk off their touches...
So I am wondering.. will you be heralding in the new year in a tuxedo as a customer, a worker, or perhaps just sticking at home..?
Hello readers. Hello followers. I still get your messages, yes, and I did not forget that there was still 'Soup on my Fly'..
I have been busy over the past several months.
My son is now 22 months old (really, already).. Mom and Dad and Son have been busy trying to experience everything we can about life.
Including going to restaurants.
While I have not worked at my part time heaven called the restaurant industry since my son was born, I truly miss it.
I have two thoughts moving forward with this website. I think I'll be writing a bit about how parents deal with children in restaurant environments. I have learned a lot..
And I will also begin to explore a possible future in which I actually get back into the business. I would love to own my little slice of the industry. A lack of funds isn't helping me get to that dream.. But there may be avenues to at least explore loans and other big bank methods of going into debt...
But seriously, I want to own my own place.
More on that coming.
And in kind, I'm searching for the perfect burger. I'f love suggestions and where in the states is the USA where I can find one.. Email me your thoughts and suggestions or just comment on this site appropriately. The hunting begins for the cheeseburger in paradise.