People all around us were making fun of the restaurant & how bad the service was. Yeah, it was pretty terrible. But, it was very obvious that the issue was being short staffed, not the server. He was running around like crazy and never acted annoyed with any table. At one point we counted he had 12 tables plus the bar. More than any one person could handle! As I sat there and watched him run back & forth and apologize for the wait, I said to Steven… Wow, this used to be us. Waiting tables. I don't miss it at all and I never loved that job. I did it for the tips. Steven and I agreed it would feel good to make this guys night when he would probably be getting minimal to no tips due to slow service. We walked out before he saw this and I'm not posting this for a pat on the back. I'm just sharing this as a friendly reminder to think of the entire situation, before you judge. And always always always remember where you came from.
Hey, remember that scarily-accurate tribute to Spongebob Squarepants's "Krusty Krab" being constructed in Ramallah, Palestine? The inside is really making the place come to life, as you can tell from above. Meanwhile the outside is coming along just fine:
And even the inside office space is based on the show!
Here's hoping they remember to put the pickles on my burger this time...