What it's like to work in a restaurant on Valentine's Day

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Candy flowers and a romantic dinner with your significant other you know what we're talking about Valentine's day but the burden of producing that special night often falls to the restaurant servers valentines they say is one of the craziest nights of the year I call it just factory because it's two by two by two by two it it's very very boring how boring or not Jackie Roberts from the pink door a restaurant in Seattle is ready she says the hype of Valentine's day turns up the pressure on wait staff to try and make a guest evening perfect everyone's taking the holiday which is to say they want to perform way too well and there's not as much spontaneity is we usually have an irregular night and the quest for that perfect night sometimes means the customers give the kitchen staff advice on how to prepare the meal you know you get a lot of allergies a lot of modification if people kind of built their own dishes that turned into well I don't like the after gently let them know that they in fact created the dish on her own it's not something that we need to Brian Regan back of the mockingbird in Nashville says not all customers are so difficult in fact some leave their servers a special sort of tip are definitely seeing cables that are clearly on a date when one of the people leave their number of a server which might tell you have a date but not all surprises are as rewarding as that Reagan back recalls one Valentine's date that went horribly wrong for one of his customers this guy came in early he was very excited all dressed up in a suit flower you'd get a proposed to be on say and would she showed up she had a notebook and it was a list of everything that was wrong with him she sat there for an hour and read it to if your working in the hospitality business on Valentine's day Laura Valente from Tilia in Minneapolis says the trick to getting through the craziness is beyond your game it's a hustling diet put on your running shoes try to look nice and let's go go go and give Mullen from the restaurant circa nineteen eighteen in Newport news Virginia has some words of wisdom for even the most harried server I just say to myself Hey we're not curing cancer here you know we're all we're doing is

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