I had to explain what being in the weeds meant to a new server. What does in the weeds mean to you? I explained that it’s either based on you or an external event. On you, it’s when you’re juggling 12 balls and drop one. And then another. More than three and you’re bad off, more than 6, you’re section turns into Chernobyl.
An external event is a shirt or garment with a thread unraveling that gets pulled and yanked and puckers up and twists and tangles. You didn’t pull it but you have to smooth everything over.
I remember my post from my last serving shift two weeks ago. I hate being in the weeds, normally I stomp all over them. I allowed my emotions to cause a block that threw the rational processes from the rails.
And last night I decided I would keep a level head.
I didn’t make super great money but I found myself being efficient and bored a lot, paying close attention to my section and maximizing my income for as slow as it was. Even when I found myself being bored I paced my steps and my words so I didn’t throw my brain into a tizzy.
It was awesome.
And tonight will be awesomer because Saturdays are slow until, it’s, well, overflowing. 6-9:15, boring. 9:15-9:30, OH MY HOLY FUCK WHERE DID EVERYONE COME FROM!?’
Have a great weekend everyone!