A menu test...really?
In training for this server position at the Olive Garden, we have to take tests. Lots of tests. Big. Long. Unbelievably complicated and detailed tests.
And, of course, you have to pass all of these tests with at least a 95% in order to be able to be a server. I wouldn't have a problem with this if I didn't have so much to memorize, with so many details and nit-picky trip up areas of the test. I just graduated college, and I would just like to say that this upcoming menu test - the one tomorrow morning at 9am - is as hard as any test I ever took in college. Maybe harder, because we only got the materials a couple of days ago, and have had to take several such difficult tests in the past 4 days.
Why must this job be so difficult to get into? Why? Why should anybody care, truly, that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that cappellini pomodoro has cappellini pasta, roma tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, basil, and garlic?! Oh, and we have to know what kind of wine flavor would best go with every item on the menu.
What's worse... I may actually fail this thing and have to retake it.
A menu test.
To be a server at a restaurant. There's just so many more important things in the world than this. Vomit.
Love and Lyte,