I’ll Be Taking Care of You This Evening

My name is Cullen, and I’ll be taking care of you this evening. I am a 23 year-old bleeding-heart liberal college student, pursuing a degree in journalism. I am also a server and occasional bartender at an outdoor waterfront tiki bar/grill on the Gulf Coast of Florida. A fine local business, but a bastion for Parrotheads and those who don’t trust the liberal media, as made abundantly clear by the bumper stickers on their lifted Ford F-250s.

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while, as I feel my tirades and anecdotes on serving have exhausted my friends, family and coworkers. To me, these narratives are of utmost importance. The way someone behaves in a restaurant is usually a fairly accurate representation of their character and moral fiber. In this blog, I will recount tales of the trade and profile certain types of patrons in hopes that someone out there can relate, or maybe see the error in their ways regarding their restaurant etiquette.

Stay tuned. And if there’s anything else I can get you, just let me know. I’ll be back to check on you in a bit.