This is the twenty second in
a weekly series where I, Jonathan Frakes, ask the Drowned In Sound community questions taken from the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which I hosted from 1998 - 2002.
Have you ever had a job as a waiter?
Did you enjoy it? Do you think it changed the way you treat others working as waiters? Were there any interesting stories? Did you ever contaminate anyone’s food intentionally?
Waiter in a gastro(ish) pub, while also barman. Some might not consider this to be the same thing but I’d say those ‘some’ can kiss my balls
No I did not enjoy it. Pulling pints: good. Serving food: bad. Especially because you’re effectively a bullet shield for a bad chef
Actually so yes; if there’s a real fuckup I’ll never have a go at a waiter (unless they’re specifically being an arse or etc).
Did you enjoy it?
Now and then
Maybe. I would be nice to waiters anyway but especially so after being one
Would you consider a “Lane Host” to be a waiter?
Is that a bowling alley thing?
I have never worked in hospitality, retail or construction, for even let’s say a month
Wonder if any of us have never worked in hospitality, retail or construction. To them I say: teach me your secret
^this, pretty much word for word.
(I treated waiters and bar staff well before working there, so it didn’t really change how I treat others, but it did make me able to spot staff who knew what they were doing, or those who were inexperienced).
By not giving this poll another option, you’ve made it very difficult for me not to vote even though I have worked in hospitality, retail or construction for over a month.
I have two likes for this comment, but it was a genuine question that I have yet to get an answer to
What does a lane host do?
Things you think a lane host does
Does a bowl, if a bowler requests it
Responds to a button that each group has at their lane station
Polishes the balls
Checks that people are wearing the correct shoes
Checks no-one is shotputting the bowling balls
Takes drinks and food orders from the bowlers and brings them to the bowlers
Answers questions from the bowlers
Suggests funny names that the bowlers can use for their game
Wears a badge with their name on it
Does a little dance whenever someone gets a strike
Stands in the lane and tries to block the balls if someone shouts “HARD MODE!”
Clears up empty plates and glasses
Puts the bumpers down if the bowlers request them
Tells people where the toilets are if they ask
Other (please enlighten us)
Respond to the needs of the bowlers whether they be sustenance, maintenance or just general support
Makes sure Superman’s girlfriend is well looked after and made to feel at home
This is very good posting for you.
You’re a real smart alec sometimes