‘Twas the week before Christmas …

It’s Tuesday and I always like to recap my prevoius work week. Well here it goes:

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house …. it was dead. The week before Christmas is always rough in this industry. No one is out spending money at the casino. Although there are a few exceptions:

1. People who do not celebrate Christmas.
2. Those who have a degenerate gambling problem.(NO names)
3. Folks who want to get away from their spouses.( NO names)
4. Those selfish friends that throw their bachelorette party around the holidays.
5. All the kids turning 21 this week.

Actually this sounds busy. Yet, our tip cups were not. The big money week starts the day after Christmas. Hallelujah baby Jesus! People want to get out of the house and away from the in laws. This is the time where they can spend their Christmas cash. A time when they can drink the pain away from all the holiday stress. The children are out of school and the grandparents are in town to babysit. People feel more generous now that they don’t have to save every dollar for gifts. Plus, with the new year around the corner the air is lighter. Still full of cigarette smoke, but the vibe is much nicer. By nature, everyone wants to get in the last horrah before they wipe away their sins for the new year. Usually, until their resolutions wear off, then they will be back. Basically, after Christmas week I’ll be able to afford a few extra pedicures in January. Which is reason enough for me to be excited.

Happy Holidays!

Yours Truly,
Confessions of a cocktail server


(Here’s me and my empty station)

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