Friday, July 23, 2010

Look on the Bright Side

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  1. 23st

  2. Dukey Smoothy Buns

    Huh?

  3. I hate how people assume that those of us who work in the food industry are not, too, human beings. Seriously, it makes me want to punch every person I wait on in the face.

  4. I can see why if you do it in the good ol USA. is it really fact that you make a survival wage from the job and rely on the tips to have any sort of life?

  5. It is true. I make $2 an hour and hope for the best with the people to give me money. lol

  6. Boring.

  7. i heard that people in the food industry were actually a subspecies.

    it’s true. i used to work in a sushi restaurant, and after a few months there i cut my finger whilst making a crispy duck futomaki and my blood was green. i also didn’t urinate or defecate for six weeks at a time. it all went back to normal though after i quit.

  8. Intriguing, alord, I sleep standing up and poop out of my mouth. But I thought that was normal.

  9. I worked making coffee for a while in melbourne. good coffee. $30AUD an hour. I really dunno why the workforce there wont charge more for thier time.
    @leebo. sorry but i think this post seriously affected my ability to something… something..

  10. bye all. i dont think i’ll be back. this whole week has been a lamebook fail.

  11. i did actually lol at tristan’s status.

  12. Tyler sucks.

  13. Maybe karma will come early and Tyler will be in Buffalo Wild Wings a second time, only to find himself choking to death on an extra spicy bit of chicken chub. The wait-staff and cooks will all be doing their jobs, as expected, so there will be no time to save poor Tyler’s life.

    Be careful what you wish for. Or something.

  14. if my brother died i’d really want a whole restaurant full of people staring at me while i break down,wait,no i’d walk my sad little ass to the back.

    and the color of your pee?
    what does that even mean?

  15. She took a lot of vitamins?

  16. @schiuma: Here is California, servers make minimum wage ($8.25?) plus tips. But that is not the norm!

    And why is Richie’s post about his pee even wirth reading?

  17. *in

  18. *worth. Must.Drink.More.Coffee

  19. alordslums one word BOOOOOOOOOOORING noone cares that you were a sushi wanker

  20. Umm.. no, babybaby, you wouldn’t walk anywhere. You’d break down wherever you stood, b/c it wouldn’t be like, say, finding out your elderly grandparent passed. And anyways.. who made you lord of expression? She can cry wherever she wants. Gosh.

    And the color of Richie’s pee directly correlates with how much he had to drink.. which was apparently enough to overload his kidneys and cloud his urine. Mmmmkaaaaaay?

  21. When my brother died, I just complimented his new hair color. Chicks are so dramatic.

  22. i LOVE bitches… yep that is the correct term for them. I wonder how you failed that class!

    i also love the color of my pee… its unique to my other co-workers in McDonald’s mine is yellow.. while everyone else’s is blight purple :( i wanna be normal like them!

    p.s chicken is the god and deity of all love everywhere! how dare Tyler suggest someone to do that to my deity of love!

  23. So he didn’t take too many vitamins?

  24. The Makins for Love. Poetry. Too bad he was black, huh?

  25. I think I’m the only person alive who knows that when someone is crying uncontrollably they are “bawling,” not “balling.” How did the rest of the world miss this?

  26. @msvernacular:

    You never know, she may really have been ‘balling’, i.e. curling up into a ball. ‘Tis a transitive verb. On the other hand, it also has a slang usage – ‘to have sexual intercourse’. Some people do react to death by having sex. Death > sex > life. So I think the most likely explanation is that she was fornicating in the middle of Buffalo Wild Wings. Or, umm, Tyler can’t spell…

  27. dietpillpyramidscheme

    Alordslums can something something sushi, innuendo, my…

    Anonisgay, surely any criticisms you have of any other individual are invalidated by your own actions…?

    I should sleep, I make no sense.

  28. Chicken and a blanket definitely has the makins of love! I say bring it on!

  29. i am that richie. and i have seriously been trying to get all my friends stupid shit put on here for ever and this is the first one, and its me? wtf!? lol…too funny…and

  30. karma

  31. am I the only one who can’t stand the “Death in the Family” comments on FB? Granted, Tyler is an asshole, but how was he to know that Kevin and his Server Sister lost a brother? Kevin is the lame one here.

  32. Tristen, when a guy tells me he’s “bringing the chicken”, I know I’m in for a good time.

    schiuma, the exchange rate for the $AU is pretty good right now, so $AU30hr is currently excellent for making coffee. You must’ve been down here when the rate was bad. That being said, even with a lower exchange rate it’s still reasonable coin for coffee.

    In the UK at the moment, they’re paying around $AU10hr for a lot hospitality work. Now that’s shit money.

  33. Server Sister shouldn’t have gone to work if her brother just died, ffs. Sure, she needs the money, but she gets there and can’t carry out her job and makes a big fuss in the restaurant, which damages their reputation. Surely she could’ve had a couple of days off.
    And Tyler is the asshole? He’s a paying customer, it’s not his business if some bint has gone to work when she’s not fit to and has caused the rest of the staff to stop working to console her…

  34. I know my comment was mostly unrelated to the post, but I’m feeling the need to be patriotic when it comes to what we pay our workforce. Most of the industries here with the exception of a few pay well and if not better than most other western nations.

    I love Australia.

  35. Now back to Lamebook.

  36. @wordpervert

    Hence why so many brits with low paying jobs emigrate to Australia. However, isn’t food kind of expensive?

  37. Dead brother or no, human or not, it is extremely unprofessional for the other servers to abandon their jobs to comfort the girl. I get that she’s your friend, and I get that she may very well have just now found out, but that doesn’t mean that you need to drop everything and comfort her. Kevin’s cousin gets a pass. The other servers don’t.

  38. Makster, yes, but if you make good choices, you can eat here very reasonably.

    Now not that McDonald’s is a good food choice, but for comparison’s sake, take Paris as an example of extreme expense difference – Le Big Mac meal is around $AU16, and here it’s $AU6.

    I don’t eat the shit, but for young people travelling on a budget, it sucks.

  39. I actually meant at the supermarket and such.

    Also, McDonald’s rocks balls. Always.

  40. I guess all it takes to make it on Lamebook these days are to put movie quotes in your status update. Nice going Alex.

  41. Makster, maybe she was already AT work when she found out her brother died?
    Just stating the obvious.

  42. @wingedwriter

    Then, obviously, she should’ve gone outside or into the kitchen or something. It’s ridiculously unprofessional to cry your eyes out in front of your customers when there is an option to not do it…
    Or, she could’ve asked the manager to go home early to see her family or whatever. There is a world of options which don’t involve her being unprofessional but allow her to mourn.
    Just stating the obvious.

  43. Eh, the supermarket is ok price-wise, I think. Anyway, moving on…

  44. Alex was simply quoting the movie starring Method Man and Redman, “How High”

  45. @Makster
    True, but I wasn’t referring to her behavior. I was referring to the part of your comment that dealt with why she was at work, since according to your her brother had already died and she’d gone into work already an emotional train wreck.

  46. @wingedwriter
    Sadly we don’t know exactly when he died. Regardless, she should’ve removed herself from the workplace.

  47. @Makster
    But it would certainly make more sense that she would have received the news after already being at work. Because most employers send an employee straight home if the employee shows up like a big hot mess.
    Then again, this IS Lamebook, where stupidity reigns supreme. And it was at Buffalo Wild Wings (which in my experience has crappy service no matter where you go).

    I’d put the onus of blame on her coworkers, though. Being emotionally crippled, she probably wasn’t thinking straight (or wasn’t thinking at all), so it falls to the reasonable people to remove her from the situation.

  48. @wingedwriter
    Yes, it would make more sense.
    And yes, the coworkers are more to blame than Server Sister. SS being indisposed surely wouldn’t cause major disruptions, but the whole staff…

  49. Note to self: word, if you hear some terrible news like the death of a loved one, or that they’re going to do at least 3 more Sex and the City sequels, make sure you’re somewhere you can grieve privately so as not to offend the delicate flowers around you with your tears, ok.

    Tough crowd here, Jesus.

  50. It’s not the tears that offend, but the pathetic service.

  51. Oh right, so it’s “Hey you bunch of concerned co-workers over there consoling that balling bitch because her brother just died, get your asses over here, I want my wings, and I want them yesterday, fuckheads!”

    Got it.

  52. ^Oh, right, so it’s “Attention customers, one of our waitress’s brother just died, please everybody go now, we’re closing until she gets better”

  53. ^ You’re onto something there. Considering the fat fucks who frequent fast food restaurants, and in the process just get fatter, then further increase the burden on the healthcare system in which I work, well then yeah, I’d happily see them close their doors for that or any other reason. It’d make my working day a lot easier.

  54. I’m never usually in such a confrontational frame of mind. I’ll leave now, get drunk, and return later.

  55. at first, I thought the Wild Wing girl was shooting basketball… oh, grammar

  56. Well, it IS called fast food… So please, stop crying and give me my food. Don’t mix your personal life with your work. Thanks.

  57. I can’t believe that when Tyler saw the waitress crying and being comforted by the other staff his first thought was “Where the hell are my wings?!”. Any human being with even the tiniest hint of compassion would at least wonder if she was alright.

  58. I have to agree with wordperv and underthesea. you people are assholes without compassion. Guess what? professionality and your service of hotwings IS less important than someone’s grief. That’s real life. And when real life is happening everything else goes by the wayside. Someday you too will be in that situation where you unexpectedly hear of the death of a loved one. I hope someone starts screaming at you about daring to show your grief in public you heartless bastards.

  59. “professionality and your service of hotwings IS less important than someone’s grief.”

    Amen to that.

    And considering that Tyler specifically said, “girl server,” the implication is she was “balling” merely because she was an overemotional girl. Which makes him even more of an inconsiderate dick.

    I assumed, from Kevin’s response, that he was the one who went in to tell the server that her brother had died. Not sure how else he would know why a female server would be “balling.” Or he’s just jumping to a massive conclusion…

    Either way, Tyler is 100% in the wrong. Whether he is a customer or not, human decency still counts for something.

  60. ^Kevin went to the restaurant to tell her, that is…

  61. Correction: I neglected to see Tyler’s update was made via mobile phone, so I guess that could somehow explain Kevin’s knowledge of his cousin’s “balling.”

    Again, either way…

  62. I have dealt with women crying in a professional work environment due to the following: Reprimand, argument with a coworker, argument with a friend/boyfriend, lack of internet access, and a burnt steak (she was the chef).

    Death of a loved one is an entirely valid reason to break down. But as an outsider (customer) it would be impossible to determine the reasoning. Personally, I’d just go to the bar to get a beer and watch the show.

  63. If the entire wait staff stopped doing their jobs to console her, that ought to have sent up some kind of flag that maybe it was more than a trivial upset for the girl.

    I don’t know. I’m just sayin’…

  64. My crying about Orlando Bloom marrying Miranda Kerr stopped my entire workplace yesterday, _isglory.

    But really, I’m with you all the way on this one. There are some stone-cold bastards on here.

    Walk a mile, people, walk a mile.

  65. In their shoes, that is.

  66. Word, you and I are on the same page regarding the Bloom – Kerr nuptials. Just on different sides of the fence.

    Again, my experience would lead me to believe that it was something silly, but I’d be more than happy to wait as long as I had access to the bar. The tip might suffer, though.

  67. Soup, I’m the same side as you, buddy.

  68. Same side of the fucking fence. I’m not being clear enough. Drinking…

  69. Cheers.

  70. Oh dear. A word-Miranda sandwich might just be more than I could handle. On the plus side, I could use my hardness to carve ice sculptures of you both.

  71. I’ve no doubt you could cut diamonds with that thing.

    And what a superb sculpture that would be. Pity they ultimately melt. You’d be sleeping on a gigantic and very cold word/Miranda wet spot.

  72. Why do I suddenly feel the urge to launch into a Wiggles song right about now?

    I need a hobby.

    And a stronger drink. Whiskey isn’t working.

  73. @tiffuknee,uhh no,i would do exactly what i said i would.

  74. ohbabybaby – It’s amazing that you have that kind of control. Really, if I found out, on the spot, that an immediate family member had perished, I would fall apart. And I wouldn’t care who was there watching.

    I would like that much control, though.

    As I’m sure you would.

  75. i would what?
    want that much control?
    sorry,cant want something you already have..

  76. @ohbabybaby

    I apologize if I’m bringing up bad memories, but could you share with us the close family members you’ve lost in your life?

  77. For some reason, I kinda assumed that Kevin was making that up and he was the one being the ass.
    Like when someone posts “omg i’m soooooooOOOooo pizzed I hope blahandblah gets mugged by midgets wearing cowboy hats with elephants riding on top of them making love to a black man with a blanket and chicken” then someone comments “my uncle died by getting mugged by midgets wearing cowboy hats with elephants riding on top of them making love to a black man with a blanket and chicken”.

  78. OPPS pissed, not pizzed. Would pizzed be the past tense of pizza, if pizza was to be a verb?

  79. Alex straight took that line from How High.

  80. @soup, my cousin.he and i were extremely close.
    why?

  81. dietpillpyramidscheme

    Soup, you’ve been only vaguely vulgar through this transaction… What gives?

    In terms of wages, and prices, I can tell you that musical instruments see a 100% markup in Australia… yay?

    I’m sure it also applies to things I have no interest in.

  82. @underthesea (57) – Exactly what I was thinking.

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