“Not In the Mood” Thursday August 4, 2016

30706_aubrey-plaza-want-april-ludgate-lazy-tvLast night was rough. I don’t think I smiled at anyone. And it hurt my tips, I’m sure. But it was a slow night and I just didn’t feel like serving a bunch of people trying to have a good time. Ashley pulled me aside. It was slow so I was able to tell her that I broke up with my boyfriend after he saw me flirting with another guy at the bar. (FYI: Clint did not come in tonight)

Ashley told me that people come here to have a good time and that I’m sorta responsible for that happening. She said that I have to learn to leave my personal shit at the door. That when I walk in to work, my attitude has to change to “waitress”.

I told her that I understood, it’s the same thing I had to do when I was student-teaching, but that any moment Clint could walk in that door, or even Johnny and his friends. And that was stressing me out.

Ashley said because it was slow that I could leave early if I wanted to. I left at 11. I came home and basically crawled right into bed. I didn’t sleep well. I have to go back to work tonight.

Also my mom called me and left a voicemail asking how my move went and how living with Zooey is going. Which means she wants more details about me and Johnny. I should call her now, I guess.

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2 thoughts on ““Not In the Mood” Thursday August 4, 2016

  1. Your boss’ request was reasonable, but it’s also very hard to keep things at home. The other thing you want to keep in mind is that you have no control over what other people are going to do. So if Clint or Johnny walk in the door, have a plan for what you are going to do and how you will react. Do you have any allies as coworkers? Enlist their assistance and put the plan in play if and when one of them arrives. You can’t control what they are going to do, but you can control–or at least manage–your reaction to them. Does that make sense?

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