As most of you recognize, I attempt to be a voice for the service trade. Once I began this weblog, I didn’t know what it might flip into, however plainly I’ve landed within the place of standing up for the rights of servers and making an attempt to shine a light-weight on us. Final week, I used to be reached out to by a producer for a nationally syndicated speak present, the title of which shall stay unsaid. Now, you recognize my attention-starved ass was desirous to be on TV and I answered that e mail faster than I down a frozen margarita on a scorching summer time day. (Let’s be trustworthy: or on a chilly winter day.)
The subject of the present was “Confessions of Quick Meals and Restaurant Staff,” or another clickbait title like that. In different phrases, they wished to know all the disgusting issues that will or could not occur in eating places, like spitting in or tampering with meals, reusing silverware that hasn’t been washed correctly, and so forth. In impact, they wished a whistleblower to stoke the fires of buyer paranoia, as if we have to give most of the people one more reason to dislike or mistrust these of who put on an apron for a dwelling.
I defined to her that if I have been to come back onto the present to debate this subject, it might not paint an correct image of the individuals who learn my weblog and comply with my Fb web page. I informed her it wouldn’t make me come throughout very effectively both. All of us within the service trade know a narrative right here and there of one thing that occurred that was lower than superb, however we additionally know issues like which are positively within the minority. I recommended that we give you a extra constructive spin to the subject as a result of, once more, you recognize I’m a giant ol’ publicity whore who loves the eye. To her credit score, she fully understood my reasoning. I assured her that she would be capable of discover somebody who could be keen to go on tv to say no matter they wished that particular person to say.
I suppose what I’m saying is that this: I’ve morals! I’ve scruples! I care about servers and would by no means deliberately say or do something to hurt the status of any of us who wait tables. Sure, I’d have liked to be on tv once more. Truthfully, it’s enjoyable and it fills my ego. Nonetheless, the one factor extra vital than my integrity is all of you who’re studying this proper now and I selected to not throw any of you (or myself) below the bus. Ultimately, you’ll in all probability see me on tv once more, however not on this present and never with that subject. Hopefully, one other TV look will likely be in my future and it will likely be one which I’m proud to be part of.