This just isn’t going to work, so I’m going to go.” That being said, one time I was chatting with someone who was meeting a first date and we joked that if she needed help getting out of it, it is was going poorly, that she could flag me down and order a “cantaloupe mojito.” That was our safe word.
So if you’re ever at Triangle Spirits and need some help, ask me for one of those and I’ll bail you out.
Thanks to all the server and bartender's significant others, we now have friendlier faces to put us in a great mood!
These are just a few things our significant others have learned dating us folks in the service industry. Some people still don't fully understand that people in the service industry make their money through tips. I know what you're thinking, all people say "please" and "thank you," but that's not the case necessarily for everyone.
All my servers out there know the feeling of getting no tip from a table, which is why people dating servers will without a doubt leave a great tip wherever they go out to eat. Recognizing your server's existence, eye contact and please and thank you's come a long way and make a person feel more important.
Do you ever sometimes wish you were a fly on the wall watching someone else’s first date—furtively whispering suggestions in the hopes they’ll hear them subconsciously, while quietly observing and rooting for the couple in front of you to succeed (or fail, if it’s painfully obvious how miserable one or both parties are)?
Perhaps you might want to give bartending a shot (no pun intended).
And truthfully, if you’re a bartender and you can’t get a date, you might be doing something wrong. My girlfriend and I met in the industry (she’s also part owner and bartender at Triangle Spirits) so for our date nights, we usually just get a pizza and sit on the couch. It’s not pretentious but quirky enough that it looks like you know what you’re doing. That place in general has a good atmosphere and good food.
But that being said, we really like Oliver’s Twist in Greenwood. It’s also loud enough that you’re not going to be able to hear what’s happening down the way, but quiet enough that you can have a good conversation.
This is a small thing, but in the vein of sticking to what you know, when you order a cocktail, know what liquor you want. ” And if you don’t know what you prefer, ask your friendly bartender! It can be an easy way to break the ice and potentially learn a little bit more about your date too.
As a bartender and server, I've had boyfriends in the past who had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
Rather than getting frustrated with the server, those special people tend to wait more patiently and are more understanding.