From time to time strange thoughts pass through my mind. The other day I was thinking about a couple of my guests, and the thought came to me that it sure would be a lot more interesting if I had ninja throwing stars instead of lame cardboard coasters. I could walk around with an apron full (of course the pocket on the apron would have to be Kevlar reenforced or something) administering my own form of server justice. Giving one of my teammates a rough time? Zing, one to the temple. Snapping your fingers at me? Zip, what fingers? Every hour or so you could make an example of someone, and people would really quit pestering you I'd bet. This would be a sweet retaliation for all those rude selfish guests that make the nice women I work with cry. It would be a sweet way to stop people who think they are skipping out on the check. If you read in the news "Waiter goes bezerk with ninja throwing stars" you'll know it was me.
That got me thinking too that we could have canisters of spray pepper to utilize when we would normally bring our fresh ground pepper (with the salads). By the time you bring salads, you know 90% of the time the prospects of your tip. You also know by this point if the table is going to be a PITA (pain in the ass) for the next 45-90 minutes of your life. We could use it as a secondary implement to get people camped out in our sections to move onto somewhere else.
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