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To My Guests (hopefully this is somewhat humorous)

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0 posted 09-09-99 10:14 PM       View Profile for roxane   Email roxane   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for roxane

To you I must seem rude
But I am just quite tired
You see everyone was late today
Except for the guy that was fired
You scream into my ears "Hold on!"
Then that yell you're ready now
I bite my lip, make your meal
And resist throwing it at you somehow
You have a specific, bothersome request
And I tell you it will be late
With a smile and a sigh I bring it to you
"Can I have it free, since I had to wait?"
Speak incoherently into the speaker
Act frustrated, but have no regrets
So if I slam my face in the window
Please don't assume that I have tourette's
Extra sauces, extra cheese, what else
I tell you what the total will be
"Wait a minute, girl, cancel all that.
I thought the extras were free."
I get to hear all your complaints
On my tired ears they are laid
Please tell me why you curse at a manager
For a meal her employee made?
Senior citizen, I'm dying here
I've explained this now thrice
You can't get your coveted discount
Unless you pay full price
Madam, with the enormously large meal
That's made for more than two
You're ordering a diet coke
What good will it ever do?
Young driver order a large water
With a meal of minimal price
If I were to charge you a cent
You'd ask instead for a cup of ice.
Idle cook complain again
How you don't get the pay you deserve
Please save your gripes and cook some food
As we have guests to serve
I call you guests as a courtesy
(Something you seem to think I lack)
But if invited into my home dear guest
I wouldn't have you back.

"Come night, come darkness, for you cannot come too soon or stay too long in such a place as this." Charles Dickens


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Member Rara Avis
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1 posted 09-09-99 10:47 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL...this was humerous! And quite understandable. I have worked with the public all my life and I know they can be quite the butt heads! Very, very good!
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2 posted 09-09-99 11:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Boy, this hits the nail on the head. You get all kinds in restaurants. I used to have one old geezer who used to come in, order a breakfast meal, eat all but one bite and then bring it back since we had a guarantee policy..and if you didn't return his money, he wanted the names of everybody involved to make a police report! Problem is, he was one of the more normal ones! Excellent poem.
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3 posted 09-10-99 03:59 AM       View Profile for rogen of the night   Email rogen of the night   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rogen of the night

LoL verry good Roxane I know where your coming from I deal with the same things every night.Same old people and same young people wanting something for free.

The wise man is the storm prays God,not for safety from danger,but for deliverance from fear.It is the storm within which endangers him,not the storm without.
~~Ralh Waldo Emerson~~
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4 posted 09-10-99 12:43 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

really enjoyed this Roxane....I too can identify.....and I find this piece truthfully funny........


May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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5 posted 09-10-99 01:20 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hilarious, and right on point! Well done! [w/no pun intended!!]
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6 posted 09-10-99 01:26 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And all the time I was reading, the "Have it your way" jingle was running through my mind! LOL. I worked as a waitress in college... it was more of an education than some of the classes! *G* Great poem!
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7 posted 09-10-99 01:31 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

ROFL....many many years ago, I too was a waitress and one day I was carrying bowls of fruit (as one does) when I tripped and some strawberries flew off and landed on this woman's hat (it was one with lots of fruit on it) I didn't have the heart to tell her as she didn't notice but every time I walked past her I couldn't stop giggling....I got the sack a bit later, manager didn't think it was very funny, but I did!...LOL


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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