The restaurant business is dirty. Not only physically but mentally as well. For those of you who have been following my blog for a bit, you know that I now work part-time at a pizza place. I worked for the same chain about eight years ago so I knew what I was getting into and was kinda' looking forward to it. Gone are my corporate days of dressing up, minding my P's and Q's and behaving like a proper minion. Now I have a uniform to wear and I only have to watch my behavior around the customers.
I don't smoke myself but almost everyone else that I work with smokes something, if ya' know what I mean. Most people have a foul mouth, including myself. I don't drop the F-Bomb for the most part but a resounding Son-of-a-Bizotch and the occasional Damn-it has rolled off my tongue more than once while cleaning up. We have a sprayer in the back to clean off pans and whatnot and it's so pressurized that you're bound to get pizza sauce or something sprayed up in your face at some point.
Everything sounds dirty too. For example:
-Just one pump of oil and then swirl it around.
-Careful not to squirt it at me.
-Hot pans coming through.
-I got sauce everywhere.
-Who spilled the oil?
-I need more sausage.
-Just poke it and see if it's done.
-How many sticks would you like?
-That one gets extra sauce.
-Make that a meat lovers.
Okay, you get the picture. Some of those may not sound dirty at first but when you're in the gutter already, it's all dirty. Even the subject line of this post sounds a bit dirty to me.
It doesn't help that I'm working with flirty boys either. Apparently it's the uniform because I went to Taco Bell after work one night and the drive through guy commented on my uniform and asked which store I worked at. I told him and then when he brought my order, he said, "I gave you an extra guacamole just to say peace." and then he threw up the peace sign. Hilarious yet bizarre! Peace?
I saw a commercial on TV the other night for Johnsonville. Guess what their new slogan is?
Sausage is all we do.
I so need to get a t-shirt that says that! I actually emailed the company to see if they sell t-shirts like that. : )