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Monthly Archives: October 2011

New link added : The Waiters Today

As you cats and kittens know, I’ve been a bit of an absentee landlord lately. It’s not due to a lack of interest, but, as I’ve noted in the past, it’s because I’m down to just internet access through my phone. I do have regular internet access once a week on Fridays but I usually don’t have time to do my usual posting or research or deep ruminations on the art of waiting tables.

There’s a new place for waiters of all stripes to hang out and it’s called The Waiters Today. Not having a lot of time to dig deep into it (this I can do on my phone later), I can’t comment too much on the content, but what I see looks really good. It looks like both social hangout and informational source. I hope that everyone goes to check it out. Feel free to report back on what you find by using the comment section.

Feels good to post anything these days. There’s a chance that I might be able to really  get back on-line soon, but until then, keep it clean and earn those 20% tips, my lovelies.

I’ll be adding it in the Links section but until then, go here:

http://waiterstoday.com/

Storm over abusive comment written on credit card slip

Sort of News Victoria Liss VS. the Receipt Creep: Capitol Hill Debacle

Posted by on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM

EDITOR’S NOTE, OCT 12: Because we haven’t been able to talk to the person who left the receipt to get his side of the story, we’ve deleted certain details and identifying information from this post.

Over the weekend while bar tending at Bimbo’s Cantina, Victoria Liss received a less than generous tip after serving a man and woman chips & salsa with guacamole and one double decker pork taco. Not only was the gratuity 0%, the customer added a personal message that has a number of Seattle area service industry workers infuriated. Here’s what Victoria had to say:

You’ll have to go here to read the rest of the article:

http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2011/10/10/victoria-liss-vs-the-receipt-creep-capitol-hill-debacle

Just a couple of words on this…

First of all, if you’re such an idiot that you’re going to write an abusive message on a credit card slip where you maliciously tip ZERO, you deserve whatever treatment going forward (short of food adulteration). The restaurant community, as large as it seems to be, is a pretty tight-knit community. However, if you are a waiter or bartender, it should give you pause to use social media to exact revenge. First of all, there could be collateral damage to innocent people with the same name, as was the case here. Additionally, you risk losing your job and you invite harassment back.

To the guy who did this, sounds like you could stand to gain some weight…in da brain.

Oh yeah, here’s one account of the background on this story:

http://tinyurl.com/3e53ou8

And please, gentle readers, don’t go on any witchhunts of the fellow names in the above story. That’s an order!