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Hosting

Today I’m hosting at a Mexican restaurant. I just got done with my first shift, and in a few hours, I go back.

Earlier, I told a party of six that the wait was between 15 and 20 minutes. The guy in charge looked at my nametag and said, “Janeal”–and he pronounced it right. i wanted to kiss him–“what can we do to speed that up a little?” I so desperately wanted to tell him if he slips me a crisp 20, I can bump his name up the list a little. Wouldn’t that be amazing! It wouldn’t be any effort on my part. All it would do is make the other customers wait a bit longer. I can’t decide if this would make me a terrible person or not.

Alas, I couldn’t do it. My manager was standing right next to me, and I did not want to invoke the wrath of a pregno. I probably will never work up the courage to be bribed into changing things around, but it’s a nice thought.

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