Wednesday, August 20, 2008

when you're here, you're family

i've decided that since i recently graduated with my degree in theatre, waiting tables was the next logical step.

i got a job at the olive garden in sugarhouse. i'm two days into my training and i'm a wreck. i'm completely comfortable sampling and getting to know the menu, even making the salads and dishing up the soups and breadsticks, but today i had to start actually taking food to tables and i don't know what i'm getting myself into. those trays are enormous and apparently i have no talent in the art of balancing. i was sloshing minestone all over the place.

hopefully i'll be able to master it in the next couple of days, because next week it's do or die. on the bright side, my "hospitaliano" couldn't be better. (that's a word the OG made up that means treating our guests like family and getting it right the first time for 100% guest delight - i had to memorize that for a test.)

so, keep me in your prayers. i've got the notion that i'll need all the help i can get.

7 comments:

Elena Loo said...

Oooh! Can we come visit and have you waitress on us? I'd be happy to let you spill minestrone over us. I love the OG. Way to go, and I'll add that to my list of praying things.

Candace said...

I have faith in you. I have faith that you can balance a tray and remember drink orders. I have faith that you can remember 'no mushrooms on that' and 'yes, I'd like extra cheese.' You have hospitaliano written all over you!

Reagan said...

come work for me. first learn some recipes. i would heart that. let me know your sched...i will give you a big tip. a real one this time...not a sensual tip. ;)

Coco said...

Is it just me, or is the Olive Garden getting better and better?

Jessica said...

Congrats on the new job! I worked across the parking lot at Red Lob my first year of college. Sometimes we would trade the OG breadsticks for cheesy biscuits. Let me know if you want some cheesy biscuits. I could pull some strings.

Brad and Darci said...

What a fun job- only I would probably just want to eat breadsticks all day:) Good luck with the training and everything- I hate starting new jobs!

LindsayKeller said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll do really well. I'll add you to my praying list too (sorry Elena, I totally stole that from you.)