When you’re in the business of serving up drinks to packs of cocky water buffalo, you have to put up with some serious bull. One cocktail waitress carried around a pen and paper and wrote down some of the most annoying and degrading things she and her brethren experience in the course of their duties.
One of the worst types is “Tricky McPlastic” who says he’ll be paying cash, but then after he gets his drink checks his wallet and decides to go with a credit card instead:
You may not know this, but I already paid the bar — in cash — for your drink. See, I’m allotted money at the beginning of the night with which I buy drinks from the bar, getting reimbursed by you. But I can’t tell you that because then I look like the difficult one. You just wasted five minutes of my life, asshole.
So be nice to them – these people control what’s going into your drink.
Why Your Cocktail Waitress Hates You [Phoenix New Times]