New, the maid!
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Was funny that I got a job there. Asked myself, i stopped working as a copywriter just to be a waitress? Really New??? Yes, really. I didn't plan for it but if I got a job would be nice also. (so that I'd have more money to spend in London!!) :D Just one week after arrived I got a call from a friend of a friend asked me if I'm interesting in this job? Ok? Why not?
Stop using the brain to use the body to serve the food. Well well well. Compare with the USA when I studied there, also took a job as a waitress. Here is totally different. They hired me really cheap. Only me and the son of the owner who takes care the front. Also I was an operator to pick up the delivery line or take away. That's wow! One guy called and asked "Do you just get back from USA?" Why? "because you have American Accent" Well.
I always wrong with the address as I didn't know the route and the name of the street but the owner still wanted me to take care of the lines. "Could you please spell it for me?" was only one question that I remember. Haha .. I know sometimes they're bored.
This restaurant manages by thai family. A small one with 8 people (including the owners and us.) It's full everyday. Sometimes the son of the owner helped me but sometimes I worked alone. I was excited on my first day working there. And you know what is the first thing that I have to do? Clean the toilet!!!
Now I know how much I miss my writer job!!
I worked there for 3 months, then my visa was expired. But i can't tell them that because they thought I got the student visa so I had to quit with the reason that I got a job in Thailand and this company hired me with the high salary. They knew where I was working and they understood about advertising agency so they believed me. I didn't mean to lie to them. I'm sorry. But I gotta go back home.
Anyway it was a good time in this restaurant. I met a lot of people who has different point of view. I can see/read them even I just served them the food. But the manner came up when they ordered or talked to me.
But I like it. At least they made me know that I have service mind :) And also taught me to love my writer job ... more!! :)
Thanks to Uncle Tong and AUnt Mam. And Ben, Beer, P'som, Art and Tor at the restaurant. You all are good friends!