A friend asked me a pretty good question: If you work a wedding every week, does it cheapen the event?
I think I knew where he was going with that.
I see the same thing, each week. Nervous parents of the bride and groom worried something will go wrong. A few worried about the food service, some about the timing. .music.. weather. etc etc.
While it always seems to work out, the whole function in general can get boring for the average server. While it's fun to find the person in the crowd that will have the "bust out" cleavage experience while dancing, or the lone guy that wants to just get drunk and hopefully pick up a girl that won't mind his breath, bad hair and suit, or obnoxious attitude, the whole process of setting up, serving, and cleaning up can get pretty mundane.
Which is fine.
After all, the job of the catering hall, server, and bartender, is to be experienced enough to know what all are doing, and make the 5 hour stay of the guests enjoyable. It's supposed to run smoothly, it's supposed to be same ole' same ole'..
After all, no matter how many times I see steak, stuffed chicken, make salads, serve drinks, and clean up beads on a table that can break a sweeper, it's new and fresh for the guests. It may be the the first time they ever experienced that crab stuffed chicken. Though I see it a lot. It may be the first time that Fillet Mignon entered their digestive system. A lot of times for me.
One thing that is a plus for a server, though, is the fact that while the event and service stays the same, the crowd can be remarkably different. That's what I guess makes it new enough to keep doing it. Even though I am getting really sick of seeing stuffed chicken breasts...
Someone has to go - What a deplorable show.. A new low. Until ABC premieres ‘MISTRESSES’ of course..
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