So, on weekends I work as a hostess and a really swanky wine bar/restaurant. I like this job because
it involves wine it's a chance for me to look really nice every Saturday night, plus the people I work with give me wine are awesome.
Most of the time.
This past Saturday, we had a couple that came in to celebrate their anniversary. Their dinner was being bought for them by a friend who had called and given us his credit card information over the phone.
So, at the beginning of the night, I handed their server the paper with the credit card number, as well as the greeting card that she was supposed to hand to the couple in lieu of their check.
Pretty straightforward, right? Apparently not.
Around 8:45 that night...
Server: Oh my gosh.
Me: What's up?
Server (rummaging through her pockets): Oh no....
Server: Emelie... I think... I threw away the credit card information for that table.
Me: ...no. No. You're joking.
Server: Nope. It's gone. I probably felt it and thought it was trash!
Me: Well.. when?
Server: I don't know! I've been slammed all night!
Me: Well... which trash can?
Server: Um... it could be in any of them!
Me: Okay... Um... Just go back to serving... I'm not doing much right now so I'll start digging.
And I did, duckies. I threw an apron on over my pretty dress, snapped on some latex gloves like an M.D., and went trash diving. Because I'm a dedicated employee.
I hid myself in the kitchen so that none of the customers could see me, because there's nothing less appetizing than a girl digging through the trash at the restaurant in which you're trying to have an upscale dining experience.
Cook: Emelie... what are you doing?
Me: Oh, you know... looking for food.
Me: I'm looking for a piece of paper that has a credit card number on it.
Cook: Aw, that sucks, Cinderella.
Me: Yes. Yes it does. Especially since I'm a vegetarian and most of what I'm touching right now is chewed up animal carcass.
Cook: Yeah, makes you want to convert back to meat, doesn't it?
Me: Oh yeah, that's how you'll get me back. Make me dig through it all with my hands in the trash. Appetizing.
Cook: Yeah... we didn't think that one through...
So I continued to dig and dig until another server walked back to bring some dirty dishes into the kitchen.
Server #2: Emelie... what are you doing?
Server #2: Oh man, that sucks!
Me: I know.
She left and then all of a sudden burst back through the door
Server #2: Wait... do you mean this?
She held out a piece of paper... the piece of paper.
Server #2: I found it on the ground like an hour ago and forgot to say anything because I was so busy!
So... I'd like my pumpkin carriage now, please. Or a prince... no glass slippers, though... that's just asking for disaster.