I Make Mistakes Too

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It takes a certain amount of hubris to write a blog like this.  To sit back and write about how to be a better server almost implies that you think you are good enough to be emulated.  I will never claim to be the world’s greatest server.  I do consider myself humbly better than average, but apart from that I try to keep my ego in check.  Contrary to what this blog may lead you to believe, I make my share of mistakes.

As I approach my 50th post and my 5th of the week, I thought it only fair to share some of my most memorable slip-ups.  Over 15 years there have been plenty.  In order to be hospitable you have to be able to relax a bit with your tables.  This leads to the occasional “foot in mouth” moment.  You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.  Here are some of my more memorable omelets for your Friday reading pleasure.

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14 Responses to I Make Mistakes Too

  1. nativenapkin June 25, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    “How are you?” is a question that shouldn’t be asked unless you are prepared for all possible answers.

    I have encountered many similar situations, to wit:

    http://sorrynotmytable.com/2009/06/04/the-dork-list-or-things-that-you-do-once-and-only-once/

    • tipsfortips June 25, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Mis-pouring the wine kills me. It is one of those things I swear I will never do again after each time it happens. I am about due for one of those moments again. Hopefully the reminder will prevent it.

      • Becky June 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

        How do you mis-pour wine? I’m serious!

        • tipsfortips June 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

          When you are trying to pour for multiple guests (6+) from the same bottle and run out before you get back to the host.

  2. nativenapkin June 25, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    “How are you?” is a question that shouldn’t be asked unless you are prepared for all possible answers.

    I have encountered many similar situations, to wit:

    http://sorrynotmytable.com/2009/06/04/the-dork-list-or-things-that-you-do-once-and-only-once/

    • tipsfortips June 25, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Mis-pouring the wine kills me. It is one of those things I swear I will never do again after each time it happens. I am about due for one of those moments again. Hopefully the reminder will prevent it.

      • Becky June 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

        How do you mis-pour wine? I’m serious!

        • tipsfortips June 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

          When you are trying to pour for multiple guests (6+) from the same bottle and run out before you get back to the host.

  3. yellowcat June 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    I greeted a table once and they completely ignored me. I asked for their drink order and they ignored me, so I stomped off in a huff muttering under my breath, “Fine. Act like you’re deaf. I’ll take your order when Hell freezes over.”

    When I came out of the waitstation again, I saw one of the servers signing to them. Even though they couldn’t hear what I said, I was humbled.

  4. yellowcat June 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    I greeted a table once and they completely ignored me. I asked for their drink order and they ignored me, so I stomped off in a huff muttering under my breath, “Fine. Act like you’re deaf. I’ll take your order when Hell freezes over.”

    When I came out of the waitstation again, I saw one of the servers signing to them. Even though they couldn’t hear what I said, I was humbled.

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