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August 20, 2005

How to get organized.....

I'm struggling to get organized. It's hard when you are naturally the opposite. I am a SCATTER BRAIN! I can't even tell you how loopy I am sometimes. I forget stuff on a regular basis.

Any suggestions on how NOT to forget stuff as a waitress?

PS Does anyone know what happened to Sojourner Browny?? His blog disappeared and I haven't heard from him in a long time!?

14 comments:

MG said...

Pay someone to kick you in the shins every time you forget something important?
Have it tatooed on your forearm?
Put a quarter in a jar every time your forget?

No wait...

Write it down?

Yeah, I like that one best.

Heather said...

I will take this moment to say, I stand in awe of any waitress or waiter. You have a tough job.

I would NEVER be one. I say this only because I know that one day I would crack. Someone would say, "Hey, I asked you for a cup of coffee," and I would look back and say, "Get off your ass and get it yourself." I'm sure that I wouldn't be tipped very well.

That's off-topic I know. Sorry. LOL

Destiny Anne said...

tie a string around your pointer finger. but then u might actually forget why its there and you would be in the same place u started. ah well.

Bek said...

i was a waitress for 7 years...props to u...associations work well for me..have u ever tried that?

LAMommyof3 said...

Wish I had some good advice for this one...Personally, I have to write everything down or I will forget!! Bek's idea about associations is a good one too. Good luck! :)

puremood said...

My 6th grade teacher called me ScatterBrain - it was my nickname back then LOL

Never been a waitress - sorry can't help.

Angela said...

I almost always forget something when I leave the house. I write lists of things everywhere. I just started doing this, being a mom and all, it can get ugly if you forget say, a binky or something=)

methatiam said...

Whatever they order, picture them wearing it!

naughtygirl said...

honey i am the wrong one to ask. im not organized at all.

and you havent been to visit me lately. this is jerzee, i think you already knew that but just in case. i think if you hit the link it takes you to the other blog.

Marel Lecone said...

I was wondering the same about Sojourner Browny. I was reading him regularly. Let me know. Talk to you later. :)

rayray said...

If it gets too busy I started saying to myself "ok, I need three things." or "I need four things."

that way if I haven't gotten four things I know I've forgotten something.

you can't write everything down. hope that helps.

nightfly said...

For waiting tables - have a routine. This way you know if you've left something out. And the rest is really almost common sense. (That's not my strong point, so it was the toughest part when I was a waiter!)

When something goes wrong in the customer's world, it's the one thing that stands out, and if it isn't right quickly, it ruins the meal. I made it a point to be visible on the floor as often as I could so a customer didn't have to sit and stew over that one wrong thing. I'd see right away if someone in my section had that look.

And smile smile smile! Even at the people who obviously deserve tabasco in the cole slaw...

Humor Girl said...

GREAT ADVICE! Thanks so much....I'm def. going to use the 3 things 4 things deal!

Kari said...

I try really hard to be organized. I do. It only works half the time.