Friday, September 21, 2007

Hey Waitress!!



Well Well, this weeks topic for Illustration Friday is "Juggle". No, the server in the illustration is not trying to juggle her tray, she's trying to balance her tray. What she is juggling, however, is the overwhelming amount of tasks she must do "RIGHT NOW!". She's got a hot order sitting in the window, with a blood thirsty chef banging on the bell with blood in his eye. Table six is having a meltdown because they want to order "NOW!". Table eight is pissed because they are late for a movie and want her to cash them out "NOW!". The creep on table seven just reached for her cheeks (no not the ones next to her nose) . She's scrambling around the floor trying to dodge table twelves children who are running amok like a pack of Hyena pups. Her restaurant was just bought out by a huge conglomerate, and her new boss is a snot nosed brat who just sent all of the rest of the floor staff home so they could cut costs. The corporation has decided to add a snazzy new dessert to the menu called a "Flaming Spasm", this of course takes about ten minutes of table side preparation (with a blow torch). Table sixteen just happens to be impatiently waiting for their Flaming Spasm. Now she's trying to juggle all this and so so very much more. Her kids are home with the flu, and the babysitter is threatening to run off to become a groupie for the Rolling Stones. Rent is late, and that snot nosed brat boss of hers is about to give one of her best shifts away to the new busty blond. All in a days work. Tip that server, and tip her well. This post goes out to all of you servers out there who have the grits and the guts to make it through one crazy shift after another. I've been there, and done that, got the varicose veins hollering out their testimony. Don't ever let anyone lead you to believe that you are in anyway mentally inferior. Because it is you that can juggle a hundred tasks, and execute them all one by one in an order that is swift and efficient. The song below is dedicated to you. And if your not a server, yet you may know or love one...... send them a link to this page. It just might brighten up their day.

6 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

perfect for the theme!

andrea said...

I love your interpretation and her expression is priceless!

studio lolo said...

Very funny and true! Been there done that myself. Love the song!

carga said...

very nice the illo and the song too..

Ellen Byrne said...

Great illustration! You've captured the word and emotion!

Craig Lamberton said...

great style and use of colours.. nice take on the subject :)