A Comment on Comments (the “Get a Real Job” Edition)

A Comment on Comments

A Comment on Comments

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post called “I’m Not Your Fucking Coinstar Machine” about how it can be very annoying when a customer pays their check in all coins. I expected some people to have a negative reaction to it, but it really brought out the ire in plenty of folks. Therefore, I get to respond with a Comment on Comments blog post.

First off, the blog is called The Bitchy Waiter and it’s kind of my job as a blogger to find things to bitch about. I never said that paying in all coins was the most annoying thing ever, it is just one of the slightly annoying things that happen on occasion. I also was not complaining about being left spare change as a tip. I was referring to the customer who chooses to pay their bill in almost all coins making the server have to count that shit out and then lug it around in their pocket for the rest of the day. One comment in particular deserves a direct response:

Anonymous said: Get a real job and people will pay you with real money. an easily predictable comment? You have an easily predictable complaint. You should be happy that costumers decide to subsidize your shitty wages. If servers actually stood up for themselves and demanded living wages, you wouldn’t be scrapping together quarters. 2.50 an hour is outrageous, but guess what, it’s not your costumers’ fault, it’s your own for accepting it. Gratuity goes both ways, you are so busy complaining about coins that you forget to be grateful that your costumers keep you employed while you keep yourself underpaid. Here’s a thought, if it bothers you, next time give it to someone else, or give it back to the costumer… Can’t do that can you?

Oh, Anonymous. Dear, sweet, dumb fuck Anonymous. I want to look at your comment in pieces.

Get a real job and people will pay you with real money. an easily predictable comment? You have an easily predictable complaint. Really? The old “get a real job” comment? How many times do we have to tell you this, Ass Wipe? Waiting tables is a real job. The money that is made waiting tables pays for real things like rent, electricity and food so I never understand how it’s not a “real job.” Taxes are also paid on that money. Yes, you are right that you made an easily predictable comment just as you consider mine an easily predictable complaint. The difference though, Dick Head, is that the website you read the complaint on is built around just that: complaining. If you don’t want to read about a waiter bitching I would suggest you go to almost any other website on the Internet, but you should especially avoid one called The Bitchy Waiter, Dumb Ass.

You should be happy that costumers decide to subsidize your shitty wages. I have never once in my life asked a costumer to subsidize my wages. Costumers have nothing to do with my job unless a costumer who works on Broadway happens to sit in my section, but unless they specifically told me they were a costumer, I would not know that. You make no sense.

If servers actually stood up for themselves and demanded living wages, you wouldn’t be scrapping together quarters. I don’t see how servers standing up for themselves is going to make an act of congress happen that will change federal laws for hourly wages. I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but most of the time, a big group of people standing up and demanding things doesn’t make something happen overnight. A Million Waiter March on Washington DC isn’t going to suddenly make the restaurant industry decide to pay servers $15 an hour. Besides, I don’t know any servers who are scrapping together quarters. What are “together quarters” and how does one scrap them?

2.50 an hour is outrageous, but guess what, it’s not your costumers’ fault, it’s your own for accepting it. Again, I don’t know how costumers have anything to do with this argument. I do not wear a costume to work. It’s called a uniform.

Gratuity goes both ways, you are so busy complaining about coins that you forget to be grateful that your costumers keep you employed while you keep yourself underpaid. I’m so confused. How does gratuity go both ways? Are you saying that gratuity is bi-curious or a two-beer queer? Furthermore, costumers do not keep me employed and I do not keep my self underpaid. I make plenty of money on my own while Tony and Academy Award winning costume designer Ann Roth has nothing to do with it.

Here’s a thought, if it bothers you, next time give it to someone else, or give it back to the costumer… Can’t do that can you? The next time I get a butt load of coins, I will keep them but bitch about it. It’s what I do. I will not give them back to the costumer (assuming that it was a costumer who gave it to me in the first place) because they are my wages. I just don’t like wages that are heavy. I like wages that fold and fit in my wallet, Douche Bag.

But thank you for your comment!

Discussion

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  2. Jeff
  3. Anonymous
  4. Asha
  5. ana
  6. James
  7. Meh
    • Mmp
  8. Been there done that
  9. Jason
  10. SR Driver
  11. Hailey
  12. Mellie
  13. Kylie
  14. Amy
  15. Geoff Burkman
  16. sally
  17. xyz
  18. k. wolchko
    • Meh
  19. Felicia
    • ExCakeDecorator
    • Anonymous
    • MrsMac
    • Robert
  20. Alex
  21. Tanya
  22. Vaanja
    • Felicia
    • Monica
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  24. Joe Hertel
    • Jennifer

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