Saturday, April 26

Waitress


Waitress 

I slouch behind the counter,
hand in apron pocket
jingling the change
left by table 26
waiting for my
coffee
break

I'm not lazy, just tired






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22 comments:

  1. Oh yes, the life of those who serve our needs can be exhausting and we should always be generous with the tip.

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  2. Tiring to wait & serve clients, for sure ~

    Grace

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  3. I have worked as a waitress and can relate closely to your poem. There are unsung heroes throughout the world. I believe waiting tables for minimum wage plus tips is one of the most underappreciated service positions ever. Well captured.

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  4. we can see the weary soul in your words....

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  5. I would guess this is a completely apt description of how it feels... Really liked this!

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  6. Wonder capture of a moment in a persons life. >KB

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  7. Waiting for my coffee break takes on new meaning ... I love this!!!

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  8. Being a waitress can not be easy.. getting paid for smiling in addition...

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  9. I do like your poem very much. The w's of waitress and waiting take centre stage.

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  10. i've been working as a waitress for a while when i was still in school...and it's a tough job... i hope she finds some well-deserved rest

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  11. Lovely... You've captured something pretty exactly here... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  12. A tough and often thankless job, hours spent on your feet, smiling whether you feel like it or not. Exhausting indeed.

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  13. Oh yes. I've never been a waitress, but I have had jobs where I have been on my feet all day. To take five minutes out is a gift. Great work, in just a few words!

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  14. I like how you've taken some who is almost invisible and made her a person

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  15. So true...I always tip well. I know how hard they work!

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  16. Well captured - how welcome the rest for weary feet and tired brain.
    Anna :o]

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  17. One often may not be aware how some others are exploited. The sad thing is they have to put up with it for the mouths to be fed. Great to bring this out in the open Charleen!

    Hank

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  18. A reality to so many. You captured it so well. Short and to the point.

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  19. oh gosh, you got it exactly. love this snapshot!

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