Happy New Year!

Dear readers,

I hope this holiday season has been treating you well and all the best for the New Year.

I’ve finally finished working crazy hours and double shifts and am looking forward to some well deserved days off.  How about you? Was this holiday season a rough one for you as a server?

Please stick around for new articles and posts this upcoming month.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you all.

Here’s a little picture I thought might brighten your days.  As a server, I’m totally feeling this one.

Cheers!

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Thank You For Following!

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Dear Regular Customers,

I would like to personally thank you all for following The Waitress Confessions whether it be by joining our mailing list of following us on Twitter @Wconfessions.  It means the world to me to see so many of you taking an interest in our articles and Tweets, and for that I would like to share with you one of my most embarrassing moments as a new waitress just starting out.

My most embarrassing moment as a new waitress…

It was my first day of work after a week of training.  I was feeling extremely nervous, but excited about waitressing and learning something new.  I told myself before my shift that I would appear to be confident, but friendly and would take the initiative when the time came.

I noticed that another server was in the weeds and one of their tables had no water left in their glasses.  Picking up a pitcher of water, I headed off to the table.

“Would you like some more water?” I asked.

“Yes, please!” The woman said smiling.

As I was pouring the water, I also noticed that there was a very minimal amount of wine in their glasses and they had the bottle on the side of the table.  I asked if they’d like me to serve them some wine as well.  Since their mouths were full, they nodded.

So, I picked up the wine bottle, shakily because I was still getting used to pouring wine properly without it spilling around the sides, and slowly began to pour.

I was smiling at them as I was pouring, feeling proud of myself for getting over my nerves, and saw that their faces looked confused…and rather amused.  As I kept pouring I realized that there was no wine coming out of the bottle.  Shit! I thought. They probably didn’t know it was empty and here I am trying to pour wine that’s never going to come.  My face turned red and I asked them if they’d like another bottle.

They laughed out loud, practically spitting out their food.

“Are you new?” the man asked.

I could feel my face growing hotter by the minute.

“Yes, sorry. I’m just not 100% used to serving yet.”

“That’s okay, but it makes it easier to pour the wine if you unscrew the cap.” the woman said smiling.

I didn’t even realize it was a screw cap. D’oh!

Share your embarrassing moments with us! It’s okay, we all make mistakes!

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