Obvious Dating Advice From A Waitress Who Apparently Thinks She’s Telling Us Something We Don’t Already Know
Shine.Yahoo.com:I was a waitress on and off for a few years, and it gave me a surprising amount of insight about dating and relationships. It’s one of the benefits of observing people as well as being able to converse with them. I also overheard quite a few conversations, some of which certainly caught me off guard. Being a waitress is typically not an easy job, but you meet a lot of people, and after awhile, you’re able to point things out about them from across the room that may seem less obvious to those around them. Whether I was a counter waitress or waiting on tables, I learned quickly that you can learn quite a bit about dating and relationships just by listening and observing.
Ok so given that intro I started to think, hmmm, maybe she actually could have picked up on some things that might actually be worthwhile information. Then I start reading and realize, nope. Listen lady, stick to what you are good at and it’s not a relationship expert. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking waiters or waitresses. A good waiter/waitress can make or a break a trip to a restaurant. But come on honey, Dr Phil you aren’t. Stick to taking orders and refilling my drink before it gets empty. So here are some of her “important” dating tips:
Don’t monopolize the conversation
I can’t tell you how many times I watched two people on a date where one person was monopolizing the conversation and the other could barely say a single word. I would see the silent person’s face go from interested to bored to irritated and the other person didn’t seem to have a clue.
Little surprises will get you major points
One night, a woman walked off to the restroom and her date frantically waved me over and asked if he could quickly have two slices of cake. As I placed them on the table, he apologized for rushing me and told me he wanted to surprise his date because it was her favorite cake and he wanted to show her he remembered that she told him about it weeks before.
Beware of the cell phone
There is a good chance that your partner, at one point or another, searched through your phone when you weren’t looking and checked your texts or missed calls. I’ve seen more than enough people grab their date’s phone when the person got up from the table to use the restroom.
There’s no age limit for a new relationship
There was an older couple I was waiting on once and they looked so in love with each other it was amazing. When I put down their drinks, the older gentleman looked at me with a smile and said about his date “Isn’t she beautiful? It’s our two year anniversary.”
Being nice to waitstaff can make or break your date
As any waitress could tell you, not every customer is going to be nice. When you’re on a date and you’re rude to your waitress, there’s a good chance your date is not going to be happy. A guy was once so rude to me I thought his date was going to throw her plate at him. He didn’t ask nicely for anything, he only demanded.
Really, is there anyone reading this who doesn’t already know these things??? Especially the cell phone. I mean how many arguments are caused by some stranger texting or calling your partners phone and you noticing it?? I wouldn’t be surprised if something like this was the cause of 60% + of all breakups. Of course, you shouldn’t be cheating anyway. But still, if you are a dog/slut, then keep your cell hidden! I mean that’s freaking cheating 101 isn’t it? (I honestly wouldn’t know – I’ve never cheated)
Am I being to hard on her?