how i spent my 4th of july:
well, i slept from early morning until time for fireworks. i went alone because shawn was asleep and everyone else i know was busy.
they were scheduled to start at 9:40 so i figured "hey, i'm like 10 mins from lenox going straight down peachtree dunwoody, i should be fine leaving at 9". but i had to get gas. and there is when i found out that my check card has expired, argh. so that cut out about 10 mins of driving time. and then i got stopped by every fuckign stoplight on peachtree dunwoody.
and then there was parking. i couldn't find not even one fucking parking spot. so i just randomly drove around until they started and then swung into the first road i saw (almost hitting a few people. thank fucking god my car is so short, i fit in a tiny space between two cars that was left for someone's driveway and ran to the end of the road so i coudl watch.
the fireworks were fuckign incredible. i have never in my life seen fireworks that great. there were three finales. the first two were pretty standard, but god damn at the third one. they were even showing off a bit with ones shaped like stars and hearts and smiley faces. absolutely amazing. i was reduced to standing there wide eyed and mumbling "god damn".
however, i was standing there with a group of drunk 20 somethings who happened to live nearby and had 3 kegs they were in the process of emptying. i was treated to overhearing a (completely serious) discussion about the american revolutionary war against south africa. there was also an announcment that i was standing in the "official republican section" and during the finale there were plenty of people chanting "usa" and "woooo!!! america!!!" and one guy was like "fuck you england!!!" (<3! was hilarious)
i was by far the most sober and most alone person there.
the total of their bill was $62.48 and their were 5 people so that is not even a dollar a person. They were just cheap dike ass school bus drivers. that were mad cuz i wouldn't flirt with them because i don't like shems.
PLus 2 dollars is only a good tip if you only had a glass of water. servers only make 2 dollars an hour and th taxes taken out on us are awful so we don't get paychecks. This means we live off of what people leave us as tips on the table.
Well holy shit, that does suck monkey balls.
Also, where do you wait tables at?? I'm thinking that has to make a difference in how much someone should tip (fancy restaurants = more tip??)
Also, is the $2/hr accurate? That seems pretty ridiculous......are all places like that? Wouldn't table waiting be covered under minimum wage laws?
Disclaimer: 1.) I'm not trying to piss you off by asking, I'm just curious, as I really don't know anything about this.
2.) I'm not an idiot. I just really don't know anything about this :)
Thx for the info.
I work at a chilis. family resturant shit. i am just really sick of it now...usually i am not this pissy but afer 3 weeks of crap like this it kinda gets to you.
waiting tables is not covered under min. wage laws becasue of the whole tipping thing. the taxes takin out on servers is crazy. most people don't understand that we don't get paychecks b/c of all the taxes that are takin out of our checks so we really do live from week to week on other people's kindness.
I wonder if they relieze what they are doping to people sometimes. some servers will oput shit in your drink if you come in a lot and don't tip well. its aweful the thigns that happen there. i mean i guess they need to understand. we don't come into their jobs and make them work for free.