本文声优:FISH

"I worked as a 
bartender/waitress at a bar inside an upscale health-food grocery store (it's a real thing, I promise). Most of our clientele was well-off retirees and 30-something recently divorced men hoping to get a date with someone coming in after a yoga class. Generally a nice group of customers, but definitely rich, uptight people. Forgetting to bring salt to some might be a huge offense, but automatically bringing it causes others to give you a lecture about sodium intake. It was a difficult balancing act.

“我曾在一家高档健康食品杂货店里面担任酒吧的酒保兼服务生(真的是健康食品,我保证)。我们的大多数客户是富裕的退休人员和30岁刚离婚并希望与一个刚上完瑜伽课的女人约会的男人。基本上都是些很友善的顾客,不过都真的有钱,而且要求比较高。忘记给他们送上盐可能会引起他们的强烈反感,但拿了盐的话他们又会给你上一门有关钠摄入量的课。这个动作的轻重真的很难拿捏。”

"It was St. Patrick's Day. There was also a March Madness game with the local university team playing and we were short-staffed. Needless to say, it was an 
insane evening with me rushing around serving corned beef and cabbage, pouring Guinness, and making sure no one was becoming belligerent.

“那天是圣帕特里克节,当时正在进行“疯狂三月”的比赛,当地大学的校队有参加,我们人手不够。不用说,这是一个疯狂的夜晚,我不断奔波着为客户提供腌牛肉和卷心菜,以及吉尼斯黑啤酒,并确保没有人要斗殴。”

"For some reason, the bar supervisor always liked to have food specials on display for people to see. While I get the concept, it generally just caused us to get mean looks when we told people they probably shouldn't eat it, as it wasn't a sample and had been sitting out for hours. Since it was St. Patrick's Day, we had a giant display of the corned beef and cabbage dinner special, complete with 
gravy, potatoes, and Irish beer bread.

“由于某些原因,酒吧主管总是喜欢把特荐美食陈列出来给人看。虽然我懂这是为什么,但这对于我们(服务人员)来说真的很麻烦,总是让我们糟人冷眼,因为我们必须告诉顾客这些不是试吃品,而且它们已经被放在这里几小时了。由于当时是圣帕特里克节,我们摆出了大量的腌牛肉配卷心菜特餐,并且还配有肉汁、土豆和爱尔兰啤酒面包。

"As the night was beginning to slow down, I had an older couple sit at the only open seats -- 
adjacent to our food displays. I was clearing tables and leaned over to let them know I'd be right with them, and a plate slid off the mountain of dishes I was carrying, plopping right into the food display. The 12-hour-old gravy and potatoes somehow still had some fluidity to them, and flew up, then dropped… right into the man's lap.