Sunday, June 17, 2007
Sometimes as a server you hit a stretch, often of days, but not uncommon to be weeks where we are completely uninspired by our jobs. I'm not talking about our general server angst and apathy towards the industry. I'm talking about basically sleep walking through our jobs. Nothing there to drive us to want to be there other than the money, and often that isn't much for motivation. If you wait tables long enough, this grind starts to wear on you. You feel like a hamster on a wheel. It is the same thing, over, and over and over. Sure a good regular can perk up your shift, but they are often few and far between. The same type of person asks the same stupid question.
The past few weeks have been this sort of uninspiring grind. Walking through shifts like a zombie. I know I don't make as much money as I possibly could during these stretches, but sometimes survival is really all that a person cares about. So you keep on keeping on, taking your beatings and returning for more, all the while hoping something happens to shake things up, to give you a ray of hope into this bleak and miserable existence.