So I am a server at a local restaurant in State College. Shockingly I don't mind serving! There are worst jobs and I'm paying the bills.
BUT I do have a bone to pick about tipping.
People, it should be understood that servers survive on tips, not hourly wage.
So if you think just tipping me 10% is GOOD ENOUGH.
YOU'RE WRONG. SO WRONG.
See, you're not only tipping me, at the end of the night, I tip out a portion for the bartender, host, and bussers.
So if you're tight on money, don't go out to eat. Plain and simple.
15% to 20% should be your usual amount.
Especially if your server is pleasant, gets your order right, and makes your experience enjoyable.
Everyone has a phone with a calculator, you can do the math.
When the total is $49.00, do not tip $8.00, you tip $9 or $10.
This one irks me so much, like you have to know that that isn't right.
Servers will remember bad tippers, so if you do decide to screw us over, do not come back to that restaurant.
All I'm trying to say is understand that being a stingy tipper just makes you a bad person.
We're here to serve you, pretend laugh at your jokes, listen to you trying to explain how your order isn't complicated when it actually is, or when you try to order off the menu while saying you never order off the menu.
We try to make your experience pleasant but at the same time understand that I'm not a magician, I do not cook the food, and that I am HUMAN.
What I Wish I Could Say to Customers:
"I didn't cook your steak, it's not my fault it's not medium rare."
"You do realize I have other tables, right?"
"Why don't you read the description under the entree before asking me that?"
"Why didn't you for ask that when I went to go get the thing the other person wanted at your table???"
"Wow, I haven't heard the, "I hated it." while laughing at your empty plate, EVER."
"Have you ever used the word please?"
"Why are you taking so long to order, I asked if everyone was ready?"
"Oh yeah that's fine, let your kid rip apart the sugar packets, totally cool."
"Why did you just say your complicated drink order so quickly?"
Also do not come in 10 minutes before closing time, and if you do, just know everyone hates you (and you better leave a phenomenal tip).
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT sit at your table for hours after you paid the bill. If it's busy, that's a table we can't turn over for another customer, if it's late, we can't leave until YOU leave, we can't close the restaurant until you leave!
Go to a freaking bar or your living room, you do not chill at a restaurant.
So there ya go! My insight into the server world. I could go on and on about customers, but I should stop until it just become one lone huge rant...or maybe I'm already there.
Peonies are here! I love, like many others, this flower!
They're just big, luscious and smell lovely.
So my friend Lizzy has been nice enough to be my pretend client for Save the Date cards. I figured it's something I should try out, to see if 1. I can do it 2. if it's something I enjoy, and 3. if I can work with a client. So we're pretending she's getting married!
So below are sketches I drew before we talked. She ended up wanting something like the last one. Except more curvy string on lights. So that is my next step!
I also made a little elephant stamp, that I think turned out pretty well! This is the only pattern I have tried out recently.
OH and duh! I have my new logo! it's at the top of the page, tell me what you think! My website is still www.rileybronaugh.com because I literally just renewed it, so yeah, timing was not on my side.
But I also made a gif and it's on the home page!
There isn't too much of a deep or hidden meaning to my name, Clever Someday Prints. I feel like I'm always trying to be clever with my prints, and sometimes I get there and sometimes it's just an elephant stamp because I like elephants.
And the bunny with a balloon is getting to the someday part but just floating along hoping for the best,haha. Does that make sense?
Weekly blog about my life and my printing!