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TBB Podcast 322 w/ Danielle aka Beer Slinger

What can I say?  The podcast is catching fire.  On this episode I welcome my first out-of-country guest, Danielle aka Beer Slinger.  Danielle and I talked about what it’s like to work in the service industry in Toronto Canada.  We discuss everything from ladies who wear hats, to wobbly tables, to owners who are buttholes.


You can find Danielle on Twitter: @beer_slinger

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Until next time… Server’s don’t pay their rent with compliments.

“Bitter.  Party of 1?  Your table is ready.”






I Pee Therefore I AM

Apparently if you have to go to the bathroom when you are at a bar, you don’t have to ACTUALLY make it to the bathroom to go pee.  The new toilet is the bar floor.  Anywhere on the floor will do.  That’s right, a customer has resorted to canine behavior and urinated on the floor… Continue Reading

Sidework, Smidework! Am I Right?

Ugh!  Sidework is rearing it’s smugly head again.  It’s a necessary evil in restaurant work, but sometimes, it’s not all necessary.  Especially after a long shift, with above-average-annoying customers, and you’ve STILL made no money.  And now I have to endure another hour or so of work that management thinks needs to be done, but… Continue Reading

The Morality Write-Up That’s Immoral

I am a sinner.  But I am okay with that.  Not saying that I committed any kind of “mortal” sin, but lets just say that when I am serving tables, sometimes I use the power of suggestion to sway a customers thinking to my benefit.  It’s not something that was learned overnight, but rather something… Continue Reading

TBB Podcast Ep 321 w/ Bitter Ass Server

Season 3 is on!  This episode I welcome Dean Dobbs.  He and I have alot in common considering his Twitter handle is: @bitterassserver.  I guess bitterness runs in the family.  Dean and I dish about working TGI Fridays, going from 9 to 5 to the service industry, and what puts the “Ho” in hostess.  Enjoy!… Continue Reading

I’m Excited for the Chicken!

My wife and I recently purchased our first home.  That is something to be excited about.  My wife is going to grad school at Pepperdine.  That is something to be excited about.  Chicken on a restaurant menu?  Not so much. Unless, of course, you are one of my customers.  Then excitement must ooze out of… Continue Reading

Hot Girls Found Eating in Restaurant

The ideas are a-flowing to bring more business restaurants. I always appreciate any effort to help put money into my pockets, but sometimes the ideas are worse than no business at all.  Right now, at my restaurant, the PR team has gone into their think tank and come out with something that not only doesn’t… Continue Reading

My Suge Knight Experience

This is my 200th blog post! A monumental day for any struggling blogger.  So what better way than to write about my experience with a cusstomer who is bigger than life.  Seriously, the guy is huge, and his name is Suge Knight. My wife and I recently saw the movie, “Straight Outta Compton.”  Great flick.… Continue Reading

The Invisible Waiter

I’m standing at the table.  My pen is in my hand and I have my notepad open.  This is my way of telling you that it is time to order the food that you want to put in your mouth.  It’s okay to finish your sentence, or get to the punchline of the joke that… Continue Reading