I made some more of my super thin, but tasty, lemon poppy seed pancakes. After I cooked the pancakes I put in two sausage patties and put a lid on the pan and jumped in the shower quickly. I must have had the heat on too high, because as soon as I stepped out of the shower I could smell them! Do one side was let’s just say shall we “well done.”
Work was busy in the morning and I finally texted Tony later in the morning to tell him I was busy. His response? Stop complaining!
We somehow missed an attorneys birthday that was the day after Good Friday. I am usually pretty good about remembering birthdays, so we got a card for everyone to sign and I asked him what kind of treats he wanted. He said he was actually happy that we forgot because he doesn’t like the attention, so that I didn’t have to get anything. Well, the other attorneys and staff were a bit bummed on the thought of not having treats when we have an excuse, so I was told by the named partner to get some treats. You don’t really need to give me an excuse to go to Mariano’s!
I have been craving a huge ass salad all week – I had so much stuff in there it was a $6 salad, but so worth it. I usually have light ranch at the office, but I was out, so I ended up buying my favorite dressing – I don’t normally buy it because in the grocery stores near my house this dressing costs $4.99 – at Mariano’s? $2,99! Sold.
Whenever I go to Mariano’s. I buy Tony a vodka that he likes there – Seagram’s and it’s only $16 a bottle. I then sent him this text. Aren’t you excited you got two episodes of Texting with Tony in this post?!
Before I knew it, it was time to head to the restaurant. After not being there since last Friday, I was ready to hit the ground running. Do you think I have enough pens in my apron?
We have made mention to the managers that the seating sometimes isn’t fair. I’ve worked some nights where other servers are on their fifth table before I even get my first table. It sucks to rush from one job to the next, only to stand around until 6:30 before you get your first table. New rules! They were going to seat by station – just go on down the line until everyone is sat. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Only one tiny problem with that idea. I had a 10 top to being with, that actually turned out to be 7 people. No problem! It was a widow/widowers group, and I believe the average age was 80. Not many of them could hear, so I had to individually tell each person the specials. They were a very sweet group and you could tell they had been friends for a long time. So I see I am about to get my second table, but they don’t want my section, and they get moved to another servers section. No big, I figure I’ll get the next one. Nope, missed that rotation and it happened a second time. I still only had my 7 top and they all wanted separate checks, and only one person had a cocktail, the rest was water. Around 7:15 I see that there are only a handful of reservations to go, and I tell the manager I only had one table and I’d like to be cut after they leave because at that point it wasn’t worth my time. I left with $20 in my pocket, so I am going to pop some tags later.
He was super apologetic, and didn’t realize that glitch in his new method of seating. I didn’t complain, just said I was disappointed and left work by 8:00. I forgot to tell you that for some reason, I wasn’t scheduled at the bar last night – it was scratched out and said “floor.” Sweet!
So I was home by 8:45, in comfy clothes by 8:46 and eating leftover calzone and having a glass of wine at 8:47.
We went to bed by 11:30 so when I woke up at 8:30 this morning, I feel totally rested instead of dead ass tired – winning! I definitely need to deep clean my fridge, it’s been a few weeks. Meal planning is going to happen, I plan on incorporating more veggies this week – maybe even an all vegetarian lunch menu next week? I know I am definitely going to be having these black bean tostadas with cilantro cream sauce – yum!
What’s on your menu next week? Time to get my second cup of coffee and get bizzy – make it a great day!