It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Describe a job you absolutely would never want to do.
There are a bunch of jobs I'd never want to do, but one I keep thinking about is being a waiter, waitress, or bartender at a restaurant/bar on a really busy night. I remember being a college student, and going to our hangouts on certain nights. I've seen how absolutely crazy a bar/restaurant can get, and how some customers can be absolutely ridiculous. A good bartender/waiter/waitress can keep his/her cool throughout an entire night. I'm not sure I could do something like that consistently.
On a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night in some of those college bars/restaurants, the place seems to be packed from 5:00 until 2:00 - some of those waiters/waitresses/bartenders are on duty that entire time. If I had to "be on" that entire time, I think that at some point I'd probably snap from all of that constant pressure. I'm sure there are some people who can thrive in situations like this, and I've seen bartenders/waiters/waitresses who never seem fazed by the pressure/stress. And I'm also sure that the tips for a night like this make it absolutely worthwhile. But, man, I can't see myself as someone who could do this.
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