"You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent."
"Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches."
"Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep travelling honestly along life’s path."
"People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely."
Lost my cell phone last night…. hmmm….
This shall be an interesting hunt…
"In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to."
"1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.
2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.
3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.
4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.
5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.
6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.
7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.
8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.
9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.
10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.
11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.
12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.
14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.
15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.
16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you."
"I’m alone but I’m not lonely
No, it’s nothing personal
I prefer to do things on my own.
Even though nobody knows me
No, I’m not lonely, no
I am raw and invincible."
“F**cked Up Kids”
So last night I came across this table with 3 girls. They said they were out celebrating. When I asked what they were celebrating, one girl replied “my new hair color I’m now blonde”. She wasn’t blonde, her hair was golden brown. Anyway, so she orders a blue cheese bacon burger and wanted to add extra cheddar cheese. When her burger came out, there was no blue cheese. So being my job, I brought it back to the kitchen and brought out a new burger with blue cheese. After about 10 mins or so, she tells me she hates the blue cheese and wants it off. Of course I take the burger back and make her a new burger for the second time. Then seeing she eats half the burger and assuming shes done since she put trash on her plate, she complains she hated the burger all together. Then asks for a sundae with sparklers and candles since they wanted to make this a big celebration. After I was done serving them, correctly doing my job and being as helpful and has nice as I can, I drop off the check. After they leave, this is what I find. I understand she was upset about her burger, but I worked my ass off for this table and did so much for them. I even got them stuff discounted on the bill. She put “NAH SON” for tip and signed it “smooche da puss” instead of her signature. I can’t believe how disrespectful some people are now a days.
OK, dipshits, listen up: In the US, servers make all of $2 an hour, and the rest is from tips. They are taxed at the expectation of a 15% tip (which accounts for the hourly wage), and in most restaurants they have to give a certain percentage (say, 2.5%) to the busser, the host, and maybe the dishwasher. They have to pay tax and tip out even if the customer leaves no tip. When you leave less than 10%, the server worked your table for free. When you leave nothing at all, the server PAID to work your table. On this bill, that server would have had to pay almost $15 for the “privilege” of serving you.
IF YOUR SERVER DOES THEIR JOB, ON EVERYTHING THEY CAN CONTROL—WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE THE KITCHEN FUCKING UP—AND YOU LEAVE NO TIP, YOU ARE A FUCKING ASSHOLE.
Also, if being a decent human being isn’t enough motivation for you, then remember this: If you tip less than 10 or more than 20%, you will be remembered and treated accordingly the next time you come in. If you leave no tip and you ever show your face in that restaurant again, they WILL fuck with your food, almost guaranteed.
^THIS. We may not fuck with your food, but no one will do a single thing extra or helpful for you. No hoops will be jumped through, nothing will be free or fast. If we know you won’t tip, we won’t work. You wouldn’t work if you weren’t going to get paid, either.
Bolded for emphasis. Please LEARN. If you don’t tip, we PAY to have served you. NOT TIPPING APPROPRIATELY SCREWS THESE HUMAN BEINGS OVER SO MUCH.
SERIOUSLY THO DONT BE A FUCKING DICK TO ANY ONE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY ESPECIALLY FOH
There is nothing I hate more than people who do not tip, especially when they are the ones who are assholes the whole time they are at the restaurant. As someone who worked in food service for over a year I have had to put up with my fair share of dickheads, and yet I did it with a smile on my face in hopes of earning a good tip. You know what? It’s not even a matter of earning, we as waitstaff deserve at least 15%. There is no reason to stiff your waiter, especially if you are pissed off about something that is entirely out of their control (like food not tasting good… if it’s not something you like, don’t order it… if you thought you’d like it but find out you’re wrong, well then that is all on you). Yeah, there may be some extreme circumstances where leaving no tip might actually make sense, but I have yet to see or experience one. I fully believe that everyone should wait tables, or at least work for tips, at some point in their life because it will completely change your perspective and give you a new found respect and understanding for how hard this job really is. I was lucky enough that waiting tables was a part-time gig to help me through school, and I have since moved on to a new job, but several of my colleagues are older and have been waiting tables to make a living for over twenty years. Trust me, they are not there because it is fun or easy and sure as hell not because it’s well-paying, but we live in a society where trying to make a living full-time and simultaneously get an education is a vicious (and often fruitless) cycle. Even more of my colleagues are artists or musicians who are struggling to make a living off of their true passion, but yet again, it’s nearly impossible in this economy. I could continue to go on, but I’ll spare you from more reading.
In the end… if you don’t tip, you are automatically an asshole and there is absolutely nothing you can do to change my mind about that.
PS - Saying you “can’t afford to tip” is the absolute worst copout ever. If you can’t afford 15-20% of what you just chose to pay, then you really can’t afford to go out to eat, and frankly I feel sorry for you.
Wow… I got a lot more worked up than originally planned, but at least I got it out.
Well that was entirely unexpected…
“dude look at the personality on that girl”
“oh shit man i’d talk to her all night long”