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In which I bitch and moan a lot

  • 9th Jul, 2008 at 5:38 AM
  • I now loathe the job I used to love. Waiting tables isn't my thing. Yeah, I make good money on busy days, but I have too many insecurity issues to be a waitress. Every time I'm tipped less than 20%, I panic and start thinking I suck, which leads me to screw up with my subsequent tables. It's the slippery slope of doom :( Also, I'm kind of anti-social, which is a problem because socialising = better tips = better waitress!me. Obviously, there's a problem here. I want to quit, but I can't find a job anywhere else, so I guess I have to stick it out until I go back to school.


  • Speaking of school... I miss it so much it literally hurts :( I've never been homesick, but I get schoolsick the moment I'm off campus. I want to go back to USC and LA. Chicago is a great city, but it's about as exciting as watching grass grow. All I can do is eat myself into oblivion, drag myself to work every once in a while, attempt to write and bemoan my failure as a writer when I can't manage more than a sentence, and read/reread/rereread yaoi. My father drives me up the fucking wall, all my close friends are elsewhere around the country, and there's no one around to get me off my ass and to the gym. I'm just about as useless as this city.


  • Um. More malware somehow found its way onto the computer at work. It started out as a stubborn combination of Vundo and Smitfraud, but somehow Antivirus snuck into the system as well. The computer might be beyond repair this time. I've tried everything, but nothing can remove the trojans. I've been going back and forth with someone at Geeks to Go, and he hasn't helped much. I won't be near the computer for the next few days, so... shit.


  • Even though my schedule is pretty much empty, I have too much to do. I only work 2-4 days a week, but they're long hours (8-10 hours) which don't allow me time to work on computer stuff. When I have free time, I idle it away. This is a problem. I've got articles to write for my school newspaper and emails I need to send out to various people. More importantly, I've got to start putting some serious effort into my hd_inspired fic and SKoM, because once I get my hp_cross_fest assignment, I'll be fucked. Unfortunately, I'm stuck on both of those fics -- I can't think of a theme to structure the HDI fic around, and SKoM is being stubborn as usual. I've actually been going back and forth with the wonderful lapislazuli67, who's translating SKoM into German, about some of the mistakes she caught in previous chapters and the fic in general. Sadly, my beta is MIA, so I'm desperate for someone to whom I can ramble about my fic XD But the more I go over the fic, the more I'm starting to regret ever writing it. I started writing with a decent idea, but the fic grew a mind of its own and ran away from me o_O Way too many inconsistencies slipped past my beta (whom I get the feeling is too scared or lenient to point out plot issues -- not that I don't love her). *sigh* To add onto my rapidly growing pile of WiPs, I've also got a million editing projects to work on for DP. Most of those are enjoyable, though, so they're not so much work as fun :D
bitchy

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lapislazuli67 wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 15:36 (UTC)
Poor girl.... *gives cookies*
I hope you can get your computer sorted out soon.

But when I'm done commiserating with you I'll be after you until SKoM is written. I want to read the whole damn story, dammit!
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:05 (UTC)
Thank you :) I hope so too.

And LOL, awww, thanks *hugs* You are way too awesome for putting up with me XD
lapislazuli67 wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:33 (UTC)
I can understand your problems with socialising. When I was your age, I was downright afraid of people. Terribly shy.

As you can see, this has changed drastically... :-D. I'm writing to people I don't really know, I can strike up a conversation with complete strangers just for the sake of having so. to pass the time. The only thing I still don't like at all is the f****** telephone. I hate it.

I hope you won't have to wait until you're twice the age you're now to get that changed (at least a bit).

Sth. completely different: Found a nice link.

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-commonly-confused-words-test

I scored "Advanced" - I made one or two really silly mistakes, the others I can forgive myself for. I'm terribly proud of myself. :-D *boasts*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:28 (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I've definitely gotten better over the years. When I was in high school I was so shy I couldn't order food in a restaurant *_* I'm outgoing online (and on the phone :P), but face-to-face is another story. The moment someone looks me in the eye, I get flustered and confused. Which is why I'm kind of nervous about Terminus... o_O

Ooh, I saw that on gabe_speaks's journal, but I forgot to take it. Wow, advanced is really impressive. I'm so jealous of people who are fluent in more than one language. *is severely language impaired* I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect :\
lapislazuli67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 07:36 (UTC)
I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect

That was one I got wrong as well... *headdesk* And my fifteen-year-old daughter scored "Genius" - but she really IS a language-genius. (She just sat her First Certificate of English Language.)

Don't be jealous - there's always so. who can do things you can't. And there are things you can do and others don't. I could be jealous of you for your writing abilities, but that won't change mine.

Hey, isn't it strange? I'd rather talk to people face to face than over the phone. Somehow I seem to need the facial expressions to interprete the words the right way. Without direct contact I'm lost.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:05 (UTC)
Thank you :) I hope so too.

And LOL, awww, thanks *hugs* You are way too awesome for putting up with me XD
lapislazuli67 wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:33 (UTC)
I can understand your problems with socialising. When I was your age, I was downright afraid of people. Terribly shy.

As you can see, this has changed drastically... :-D. I'm writing to people I don't really know, I can strike up a conversation with complete strangers just for the sake of having so. to pass the time. The only thing I still don't like at all is the f****** telephone. I hate it.

I hope you won't have to wait until you're twice the age you're now to get that changed (at least a bit).

Sth. completely different: Found a nice link.

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-commonly-confused-words-test

I scored "Advanced" - I made one or two really silly mistakes, the others I can forgive myself for. I'm terribly proud of myself. :-D *boasts*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:28 (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I've definitely gotten better over the years. When I was in high school I was so shy I couldn't order food in a restaurant *_* I'm outgoing online (and on the phone :P), but face-to-face is another story. The moment someone looks me in the eye, I get flustered and confused. Which is why I'm kind of nervous about Terminus... o_O

Ooh, I saw that on gabe_speaks's journal, but I forgot to take it. Wow, advanced is really impressive. I'm so jealous of people who are fluent in more than one language. *is severely language impaired* I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect :\
lapislazuli67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 07:36 (UTC)
I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect

That was one I got wrong as well... *headdesk* And my fifteen-year-old daughter scored "Genius" - but she really IS a language-genius. (She just sat her First Certificate of English Language.)

Don't be jealous - there's always so. who can do things you can't. And there are things you can do and others don't. I could be jealous of you for your writing abilities, but that won't change mine.

Hey, isn't it strange? I'd rather talk to people face to face than over the phone. Somehow I seem to need the facial expressions to interprete the words the right way. Without direct contact I'm lost.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
lapislazuli67 wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:33 (UTC)
I can understand your problems with socialising. When I was your age, I was downright afraid of people. Terribly shy.

As you can see, this has changed drastically... :-D. I'm writing to people I don't really know, I can strike up a conversation with complete strangers just for the sake of having so. to pass the time. The only thing I still don't like at all is the f****** telephone. I hate it.

I hope you won't have to wait until you're twice the age you're now to get that changed (at least a bit).

Sth. completely different: Found a nice link.

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-commonly-confused-words-test

I scored "Advanced" - I made one or two really silly mistakes, the others I can forgive myself for. I'm terribly proud of myself. :-D *boasts*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:28 (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I've definitely gotten better over the years. When I was in high school I was so shy I couldn't order food in a restaurant *_* I'm outgoing online (and on the phone :P), but face-to-face is another story. The moment someone looks me in the eye, I get flustered and confused. Which is why I'm kind of nervous about Terminus... o_O

Ooh, I saw that on gabe_speaks's journal, but I forgot to take it. Wow, advanced is really impressive. I'm so jealous of people who are fluent in more than one language. *is severely language impaired* I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect :\
lapislazuli67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 07:36 (UTC)
I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect

That was one I got wrong as well... *headdesk* And my fifteen-year-old daughter scored "Genius" - but she really IS a language-genius. (She just sat her First Certificate of English Language.)

Don't be jealous - there's always so. who can do things you can't. And there are things you can do and others don't. I could be jealous of you for your writing abilities, but that won't change mine.

Hey, isn't it strange? I'd rather talk to people face to face than over the phone. Somehow I seem to need the facial expressions to interprete the words the right way. Without direct contact I'm lost.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:28 (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I've definitely gotten better over the years. When I was in high school I was so shy I couldn't order food in a restaurant *_* I'm outgoing online (and on the phone :P), but face-to-face is another story. The moment someone looks me in the eye, I get flustered and confused. Which is why I'm kind of nervous about Terminus... o_O

Ooh, I saw that on gabe_speaks's journal, but I forgot to take it. Wow, advanced is really impressive. I'm so jealous of people who are fluent in more than one language. *is severely language impaired* I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect :\
lapislazuli67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 07:36 (UTC)
I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect

That was one I got wrong as well... *headdesk* And my fifteen-year-old daughter scored "Genius" - but she really IS a language-genius. (She just sat her First Certificate of English Language.)

Don't be jealous - there's always so. who can do things you can't. And there are things you can do and others don't. I could be jealous of you for your writing abilities, but that won't change mine.

Hey, isn't it strange? I'd rather talk to people face to face than over the phone. Somehow I seem to need the facial expressions to interprete the words the right way. Without direct contact I'm lost.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
lapislazuli67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 07:36 (UTC)
I scored "Genius", but I got the hung/hanged question wrong -- a stupid mistake to make, in retrospect

That was one I got wrong as well... *headdesk* And my fifteen-year-old daughter scored "Genius" - but she really IS a language-genius. (She just sat her First Certificate of English Language.)

Don't be jealous - there's always so. who can do things you can't. And there are things you can do and others don't. I could be jealous of you for your writing abilities, but that won't change mine.

Hey, isn't it strange? I'd rather talk to people face to face than over the phone. Somehow I seem to need the facial expressions to interprete the words the right way. Without direct contact I'm lost.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't get it the first time around XD And wow, that's really impressive. I definitely wouldn't have scored genius when I was 15.

That's true. I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things. *sigh*

Yeah, that's actually a good point -- I'm good at interpreting facial expressions, so that helps me in conversation. My only problem with talking face to face is that I feel insecure when people can see me. *has self-image issues that didn't go away with adolescence like they were supposed to* :P
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
lapislazuli67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 21:09 (UTC)
I think that's why I always have so many issues with writing -- I want to be one of the absolute best, but that's not going to happen; I need to acknowledge and accept that I'm incapable of doing some things.

A bit of a perfectionist? I know that, too...
But you can write, you know, and you're struggling to get even better. And if you don't get to be the world's best writer - does it matter? There're published authors that are supposed to be wonderful and I still don't like them. In the end it comes down to matters of taste.

For the next two weeks I'll be away on vacation and can't stalk you and send messages with newly found mistakes. :-D
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 9th Jul, 2008 18:21 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:05 (UTC)
Yeah XD Classes, not so much, but I'd put up with those if I could just go back to school. Where do you go to school?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 9th Jul, 2008 22:57 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:29 (UTC)
Oh, I have a few friends who go there :D I go to University of Southern California -- which might explain why I like school so much better than home, lol.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 10th Jul, 2008 21:39 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
9th Jul, 2008 21:05 (UTC)
Yeah XD Classes, not so much, but I'd put up with those if I could just go back to school. Where do you go to school?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 9th Jul, 2008 22:57 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:29 (UTC)
Oh, I have a few friends who go there :D I go to University of Southern California -- which might explain why I like school so much better than home, lol.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 10th Jul, 2008 21:39 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 9th Jul, 2008 22:57 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:29 (UTC)
Oh, I have a few friends who go there :D I go to University of Southern California -- which might explain why I like school so much better than home, lol.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 10th Jul, 2008 21:39 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 05:29 (UTC)
Oh, I have a few friends who go there :D I go to University of Southern California -- which might explain why I like school so much better than home, lol.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 10th Jul, 2008 21:39 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 10th Jul, 2008 21:39 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:08 (UTC)
Alice Yanaga and David Sugitpibul. You probably don't know them :P

Are you thinking of transferring?
tiger_flame
tiger_flame wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 00:38 (UTC)
*gives a great big hug* I'm so sorry you hate your job, that sucks. I'm sorry you hate Chicago, maybe you should take your self for a walk on the Pier or save some money and go to that fun musium with the submerine... Maybe just walk around downtown and get a little exercise and people-watch. You never know, you might get inspired for your fics.

I'd love to help you with your fics, SKoM or your HDI one. I'm writting my HDI one atm and maybe we could help each other. I'm and okay beta, but great to just talk to/bounce ideas off of if you need it. Anything you need, I'll try to provide.

You'll be back at school in no time! And at least you have somewhere to go that you love, thats great! Maybe one of these day you should pick up your phone and call one of your friends from school. I bet they are are bored and missing school as you are and talking to them might help, you never know.

*hugs you again*

~Guchi
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:10 (UTC)
Awww *hugs back* Thank you ♥

LOL when you put it that way, it sounds like I hate everything XD I kind of do, most of the time. Meh, I guess the reason why I don't like Chicago is because it's so... idk, art/culture-centric. I prefer LA life; it's faster and more exciting.

Aw, thank you for offering! I'll definitely come to you if I ever need someone to shoot down my lame ideas for me in the future, hee.
tiger_flame
tiger_flame wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 03:58 (UTC)
With the way you write, no way you're ideas are lame!

*hugs* things will get better *hands you a root beer float*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:10 (UTC)
Awww *hugs back* Thank you ♥

LOL when you put it that way, it sounds like I hate everything XD I kind of do, most of the time. Meh, I guess the reason why I don't like Chicago is because it's so... idk, art/culture-centric. I prefer LA life; it's faster and more exciting.

Aw, thank you for offering! I'll definitely come to you if I ever need someone to shoot down my lame ideas for me in the future, hee.
tiger_flame
tiger_flame wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 03:58 (UTC)
With the way you write, no way you're ideas are lame!

*hugs* things will get better *hands you a root beer float*
tiger_flame
tiger_flame wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 03:58 (UTC)
With the way you write, no way you're ideas are lame!

*hugs* things will get better *hands you a root beer float*
jacdan67
coolblue67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 17:10 (UTC)
Oh Dear! Missing school? Well that's a first I've heard.
You need to think 'half full' and not 'half empty'. For example think yourself lucky your not a UK waitress. No tipping culture here. We're not tight. We just believe that's the job they're paid to be doing and nothing more and it doesn't matter what that job is. Waitresses here get paid more or less the same as you do. They give service with a smile because they like the job not because they expect a tip. It's never so bad as you think, see. If they don't tip so much don't feel so bad or take it personally. Times are getting harder.
BTW I wish you the best with your PC. Try changing your antivirus. Sometimes it helps as another will find sneaky viruses where your original failed. The CNET website reviews some very good free software.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:42 (UTC)
Ouchhh. That sucks :\ Yeah, back in China it's considered rude to tip, which just blows my mind. Idk, I don't get hourly pay, though. Just ten dollars for an 8 hour shift, and the rest is tips. I have no problems with the money I make; it's just that the job isn't for me *_* And you're so right -- times are getting harder over here, especially when it comes to food, so I can't really blame people for tipping less.

And aww, thank you for your overseas hug :D :D *sends hug back across the Atlantic*

jacdan67
coolblue67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 19:44 (UTC)
Your welcome to the hugs, their free and in abundance. :p

I wish I were on your side of the Atlantic at the mo. We're used to paying about equivalent $6 per gallon for petrol (gas) but were now paying the equivalent of $10 a gallon and rising. Ouch! Its seriously hurting now and what makes us grumble is 80% of the cost is bloody tax!
Can I come waitress with you please ?! :p
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 23:42 (UTC)
Ouchhh. That sucks :\ Yeah, back in China it's considered rude to tip, which just blows my mind. Idk, I don't get hourly pay, though. Just ten dollars for an 8 hour shift, and the rest is tips. I have no problems with the money I make; it's just that the job isn't for me *_* And you're so right -- times are getting harder over here, especially when it comes to food, so I can't really blame people for tipping less.

And aww, thank you for your overseas hug :D :D *sends hug back across the Atlantic*

jacdan67
coolblue67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 19:44 (UTC)
Your welcome to the hugs, their free and in abundance. :p

I wish I were on your side of the Atlantic at the mo. We're used to paying about equivalent $6 per gallon for petrol (gas) but were now paying the equivalent of $10 a gallon and rising. Ouch! Its seriously hurting now and what makes us grumble is 80% of the cost is bloody tax!
Can I come waitress with you please ?! :p
jacdan67
coolblue67 wrote:
11th Jul, 2008 19:44 (UTC)
Your welcome to the hugs, their free and in abundance. :p

I wish I were on your side of the Atlantic at the mo. We're used to paying about equivalent $6 per gallon for petrol (gas) but were now paying the equivalent of $10 a gallon and rising. Ouch! Its seriously hurting now and what makes us grumble is 80% of the cost is bloody tax!
Can I come waitress with you please ?! :p
jacdan67
coolblue67 wrote:
10th Jul, 2008 17:14 (UTC)
Oh, and hugs to you cos that helps too. You don't know me but among my mates I'm well known for big full on ones and I extend one of these to you across the waves :p
Amy
avada_k wrote:
14th Jul, 2008 02:11 (UTC)
Dear Annie,

I just happened to venture onto lj after much absence and happened across your ever so emo post :( Where are you waitressing? Slash don't worry about not liking your job. It's only for the summer, and soon you will be happily back on the west coast.

I feel like it's hard to be productive over the summer, and it's certainly not just you, so try not to feel too bad about not accomplishing everything you want. I mean, I have a job that I thought I wanted to do when I graduate, and I still manage to be unproductive at it. When I go back home, I plan to be even more unproductive.

I'm gone from new york and back to leisurely life in florida in three weeks. let me know if there is anything i can do fic-wise for you then :) I will have plenty of time to help. I plan to do nothing but bum around on my laptop and play my brother's wii fit.

Hope your computer gets better soon,
Amy
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