Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho

In the weeds

That's server slang for overloaded or really behind. Also sometimes referred to simply as "weeded." And that was me this afternoon at the restaurant. From open at 11 until around 2, I wasn't hardly busy at all. I think I had maybe 3-4 tables in that time. But around 2, they cut all the other servers and it was just me. And of course that's when it seemed like everyone decided to come in...and they all seemed to be big tables of 6 people.

Fortunately, the managers as well as some of the servers on break helped me out and some relief came in at 3. But it was solid busy all the way until I was off at 4, and it didn't seem like it was letting up any when I left around 4:45 (had to finish my last table and do sidework stuff). But I made it through, and it ended up being a good thing since I only had about $20-25 in tips going into the big rush and came out with $85 for the day.

The hardest part was that I got really hungry right when the rush started and was literally shaking for about 10 minutes or so. I didn't have time to eat anything, so I just suffered through and it eventually passed. But I think I'm going to eat like a pig at dinner later on tonight! :P

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