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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Comment on Comments

This blog gets a lot of comments. The Bitchy Waiter Facebook page gets a lot of them too. I love comments. I find them to be inspiring and it really makes me feel good to know that people are taking time out of their busy lives to tap out a few words about something I wrote. I read every single comment and if it was possible to respond to all of them, life would be grand. But there isn't time which is why we have the beauty of "A Comment on Comments." Here is a recent comment that deserves response:


Harry C. says: I can't stand your constant bitching. You need to get a fucking clue and be thankful for one fucking minute.

Harry obviously thought he was on another website called The Non-Bitchy Waiter because complaining is what I do. I went to college to major in Musical Theater with an emphasis on education and a minor in complaining. They didn't call me part of the Oh-Hi Lo-Hi School for Scandal Sophomore Rags for nothing. If Harry doesn't like complaining, he needs to take his hairy ass to a blog that is all about unicorns and rainbows frolicking in parks as they share cotton candy and whisper secrets in each other's ears. That is his kind of blog. This blog is about me bitching about the people who sit in my station and piss me off with their stupidity.

Like the lady who rolled her eyes at me last week when I told her we don't take American Express. Hey, lady, not my problem. I'm sorry you aren't gonna get your stupid ass frequent flier miles for your plate of tilapia but get over it. I don't make the decisions so put your eyeballs back in your head because they practically rolled right out the door.

Or like the man who told me "so far so good" when I asked him how his meal was but he said it in a way that implied that any minute he was going to find something that wasn't right and then ask to have a manager take it off his check.

Or maybe the mom who told me that her kid could drink out of a "big boy glass" and then five minutes later I am cleaning up milk because the kid is not a big boy. He's a kid and they spill shit so take the fucking cup that has a lid on it.


Yes, Harry, this is The Bitchy Waiter. I suggest you start your own blog and it can be about how there are so many websites that you don't like. You can complain about the Wal-Mart website being so lame because it only shows stuff from Wal-Mart. Or how shitty The Food Network website is for only talking about food. You suggest that I "be thankful for one fucking minute." Just last week I wrote a whole post about how grateful I was for seeing Linda Lavin in person. Did you not read that? That is called being "thankful for one fucking minute." Pull your head out of your ass, Harry and wise up. You don't like the blog? Move on.

Love,
The Bitchy Waiter

addendum: Two minutes after posting this, Harry replied, proving that no matter how much he claims to dislike this blog, he reads it a mere 120 seconds after it gets posted. And his comeback of "you need to move on" is almost as good as "I know you are but what am I." Thanks for reading, Harry!

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27 comments:

Confessions from the Hairdresser said...

I may be the only one but I'm a little perplexed about what exactly you should "be thankful" for that you're not.
Should you be thankful that asshole customers are paying you? The last time I checked they were paying you to serve them, not to deal with their shitty attitudes.

shelly levy johnson said...

Yes yes yes....we are grateful for all the people and them paying us....bit if you have ever been in the service business then you know that most people are pleasant, but we do, however, get the jerks, assholes, pricks, bitches, messy families, and everyone in between that we have to deal with.....WITH A SMILE...I love the fact that Bitchy has formed a way to relieving his frustration. Yes....we are grateful for you all coming in and paying us.......but is gotta l.ow you all aren't a bunch of roses to wait on. So.....instead of being a Dick to our beloved guests.....we vent...post....blog....drink....etc....to dispel our frustration.
Get a grip people. It's just a friggen post. Lighten up.
Have a great day.

Monkeezmom said...

Harry is grouped in with those folks who really have no life so they try to stir up drama around them however they can. What a douche! Personally, I love your blog. It's good to vent and you're doing it an a wonderful way and on top of that you are friggin hilarious which is a plus! You are on my list of 10 people I'd like to spend 24 hours with befoer I die. Keep up the bitching! <3 respect and love, E.

Ashley said...

I think only people who bartend/serve can REALLy relate to you posts. 85% of the time customers are pleasant, but after doing this for so long that 15% seems to get nuttier and JUST when you think you've seen it all something comes out of the woodwork! I like to read this blog because not only is it spot on in it's complaints, BUT it's good to have that reassurance that this happens everywhere and not just at my place of work, it's also great to tell and hear (or read) the story in a funny , quirky manner that I can relate too! So I am thankful for the few minutes a day I get to read this blog and hope your "minute to be thankful" comes by knowing that you are not alone!

Ali T said...

Good point BW. I have questions. Someone once said, if you dont like something, stop doing it, and if you dont stop doing it, well, then you MUST like it. Would it be correct to say that without so much complaining, there wouldn't be a site such as TBW?
So in essence, can we take it for granted that you actually LIKE your job and you LOVE your irritating customers? Because without them, you would not be able to have the BW blog!?

Another thing I wonder about; are you your real self at work? Do you get to be bitchy in person or just on the blog? If not, then it seems that you are faking it really well at work-- and this may end up being a problem for your health, as that kind of "holding things in" all the time has been linked to the causes dis-ease.

Anyway, why dont you simply quit your job if you hate it, and the customers, so much? I guess you really *love* it then?
Life is short, aren't you looking for some real happiness? Or are you actually happy to be bitchy? If so, then.. what's the point!?
Help me understand, thanks.

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Melody said...

All I can say is well said Bitchy Waiter, well said.

Mary A. said...

I think Harry just wanted to troll so you would write about him. Poor, sad, sad, sad harry that the only was he gets any recognition is by telling the bitchy waiter to be nice.

Maybe he'll get on my blog one day and say "hey fatty. . .you're fat. You need to stop being so fat you big fat fatty."

Actually, that would really hurt my feelings. So no-one tell him my blog.

Anonymous said...

We love you, Bitchy! F the haters! <3

You Want Some Manners With That? said...

I'm a writer and a bartender and I love your stuff. Always inventive as opposed to constant whining. Would you be up for friending me on FB? I go by "Kirsty Neary" and also keep a blog called "You Want Some Manners With That?"
All the best, and keep on bitching,
Kirsty

Practical Parsimony said...

There is no job without people who drive others crazy. Every professional job I have had has been filled with nuts who like to make life miserable. The people just had more power to make life miserable for others. I suppose a person has to find a job that he loves and go with it. BW can take time off from this job for acting, so it is the perfect profession.

I understand that BW is going to bitch. It's an easy concept.

He never said he did not like the job. He just does not like the jerks who frustrate him.

Aubree said...

Of course a blog titled The Bitchy Waiter is going to have overtones of sass and bitchiness - that's exactly why I read it! People who haven't had these types of jobs just do not get it.

JoBo (I have 30 BW bracelets!) said...

Harry is a douche canoe. I love you Bitchy & wouldn't want you any other way, so don't you dare change one little 'ol thing about yourself. He is a twat waffle.

Vanessa said...

Please don't stop bitching - ever. Unicorns and rainbows suck.

Myr said...

Luv u, BW. Have been in the business for nearly 15 years, and your posts always hit home. I have said it before, and I will say it again, "Preach on, brother."
Now, as for Harry...Life is not fair, Harry. For every one of you ignorant dumbasses there are at least 5 of us helpful, polite, intelligent servers. You, Harry, sir, I fear make our days that much longer, and waaaaay more irritating, not to mention give us fodder for our blogs.
Harry, may I speak for my fellow servers for a moment?
We DO NOT WRITE the menus. We DO NOT make the prices on said menu. It is not our fault the menu is not all gluten free/vegan/senior discounted/ whatever special excuse to bitch you need (insert here). Yet we still serve your ass with a smile.
We do our jobs. If you have a job, too, Harry, you know not everyone you deal with blows sunshine up your ass. You get frustrated, too, Harry, I know it. How dare you deny my beloved Bitchy Waiter his right to say his piece? Suck it, Harry. And to end on a positive note, have a great day, thank you, come again! :)

Marshadarsha said...

I think this started with a post about a shift meal and being thankful that you get one. There are MANY MANY of us who do NOT get a shift meal. Yeah, we get a "discount", but that's completely different than getting free food.

If you knew Harry, you'd love him. Just sayin'.

NellieVaughn said...

People just like being angry sometimes. I had a person who was posting anonymously on my blog. There was nothing I could do to please or get rid of him.

chacha1 said...

Hi BW, don't ever change. Who wants to read a blog that's just "oh I waited on the sweetest lady today! She had four kids with her, twins in a double stroller, an incontinent toddler, and an ADHD six year old who spent the entire one hundred and five minutes they were in my station (but who's counting) bouncing up and down on the banquette and "singing" the Barney song. It was the cutest thing ever, too bad all the other customers cut their meals short and left, the whole staff basically made nothing for two hours, but that's okay, we all love kids."

Or did I read that here first? <3

Brandon J. Carver, Editor of Healthy Choices Daily said...

The only thing that would make this blog better is photos and videos of the patrons and situations! lol. I'm sure that would wrap up the job and the blog pretty quickly, though...

Sarah said...

He's telling you to stop bitching, but he's bitching about your bitching. Hmm. ;)

Anna Sirota said...

Your posts have brightened my shitty mornings all week--thanks, you're hilarious! I was a waitress for about 3-4 years and I can completely relate to pretty much everything you say here.

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