Monday, 6 March 2017

20 Reasons Why You’ve Pissed Your Waitress Off

1. “I don’t normally complain BUT” - You don’t? Then why are you? Please be quiet and eat your meal your lies are annoying me.

2. Complaining after we’ve table checked you and you scoffed your WHOLE meal down - You want a free pudding? How about no? Now clean up that grease on your chin.

3. *Taking food to another table* “Excuse me! Excuse me!” - Can you not see these plates are heavy, hot and I really don’t have time for you right now. Your waitress is right behind you.

4. Taking orders - Do you not know how rude it is to be shouting me whilst I’m taking an order?I’m busy. Wait. You’re not 5, you’re 50 now act like it.

5. You aren’t funny - 9/10 we’ve heard it before and we are sick of pretending you’re funny or original.
6. You haven’t gone over to your table for 10 minutes and get comments like “Have you been abroad or something, I want a drink” - I’m not sunbathing in Ibiza, no. I'm just running out the food, doing cutlery, topping up sauces and looking after 11 other tables.
7. “How would you like your steak cooked?” - “In an oven” HAHAHA! GOOD ONE MATE.
8. "I don't like this can I have something else?" Yeah no problem, I'll just throw your whole meal away so you can try all our menu while there's kids starving in Africa... Yeah sure, WHY NOT.
9. Take you and your split bills and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Nobody has time for it.
10. If you click, shout or whistle your waitress you’re THE worst kind of person. We aren’t animals.
11. Ignorance isn't bliss - Calling the meal you have in your hand to give to a table and having everyone look at you, to then turn back and ignore you. Ok, shall I eat it then?
12. We don’t have limbs that extend you know? - It’s alright I can’t reach that plate, you just ignore me struggling. RUDE.

13. No thank you? No please? YOU’RE WELCOME.
14. "Do you have a table number?", "Can't you just put me on any one, I'm just there". Look matey, no table number no food. I'm not sending the staff out like Dora the explorer trying to find you and your friends.
15. We’re not a nursery - STOP letting your kids roll around, run and shout everywhere. If they get hurt you’ll soon blame us.
16. CLEAN up after YOUR child - It’s disgusting the mess grown adults leave for us to clean up. Would you leave your kitchen like that? No. I haven't got time to clean up your child's slobbery wosits on a busy Saturday night.

17. Your bill is £200 and you haven’t tipped - I once served a table of 15, heard a lady say to her husband “Did you tip?” he replied “Yeah, 26p.” Yeah, THAT.
18. Late walk ins - Let’s be honest there’s a special place in the fiery pit of hell for these people. We dislike you if you walk in a half an hour before close and we are finishing up... But we genuinely need anger management when you walk in 10 mines before close and want serving :). There’s take-away, indian and you know what? You’re probably nice people but I want to go home.
19. “You’re much brighter than this job, are you doing anything else?” - This is THE most back handed compliment I’ve ever heard. Please, you try doing this job.
20. There’s always that ONE person when you put your napkin down that moves it just as you’re about the put the cutlery down. You my friend need a poke in the eye.

All in all I do love my job, but this is for all the waiters/waitresses that can relate to all those annoying moments we have in this industry. Customers need to know how annoying and rude they can be. But for all those regulars/customers out there that don’t make a fuss, wait and actually see how hard we work, we love you. We are always more than happy to help nice people. Life is too short to be an arse.
On that note, think before you start being a norse to your waitress. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.
Saranne x

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Lost & Found Birmingham Review

Decorative Reservation 
Insight into the menu 
Botanical Garden 

Decor in the Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden (Dining Only) 
Botanical Garden
The Bar 
A freshly poured beer and a signature Lost cocktail

Starter -- Josper glazed peanut chicken skewers, spring onion, carrot, roasted nuts, satay sauce 
Mains -- Top sandwich: Chicken, chorizo mayonnaise, pesto, rocket, white rustic baguette -- Bottom: Steak, horseradish cream, Béarnaise, watercress, parmesan, white rustic baguette

The Lost & Found is one of my favourite bars in Birmingham that I highly recommend you visit. They have a vibrant range of cocktails whether it's a classic mojito or their own unique 'Found Cocktails'. You'll find something you love. These sit alongside a beautiful menu of starters, mains, desserts and a lunch menu. The furnishings in the restaurant and bar add to its stylish, fresh atmosphere. The 'Botanical Garden' is the separate dining area, with it's quirky interior design from 'The Bar Behind the Bookcase', to the tiling on the floor. This all adds to it's charming vintage vibe. Each time I visit I find something new to love about the experience.
They have an irresistible food menu. I booked a table for 2.30pm on a Tuesday. We decided to go for the affordable sandwich and drink only £8. To my delight I could have a signature 'found cocktail'. I shared the 'Josper glazed peanut chicken skewers, spring onion, carrot, roasted nuts, satay sauce' to start with my boyfriend. It was so tasty we could have had one each with the sticky sweet flavour. I ate 'Steak, with horseradish cream, Béarnaise, watercress, parmesan, white rustic baguette' with added sweet potato fries for £2. It has to be one of THE best sandwiches I have had. The baguette was soft inside with a crisp outside, the steak was cooked to perfection and topped with Béarnaise sauce. It was mouth watering. All the feel of a fine dining experience at an affordable price. The attention to detail and customer care make it well worth a visit if you are ever in town.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

60's Summer Look ❀

Dress - ASOS (SOLD OUT) ✿ Sunglasses - ASOS ✿ Bag - Flamingo Vintage ✿ Shoes - Orla Kiely 

August Playlist ✌


Today is all about this retro inspired dress. The whole look screams 60s chic; starting with the a-line dress, to the vintage side bag, down to the outstanding Orla Kiely heels. Adding subtle details throughout this look is really what makes it stand out. Adding glitter eyeliner to my make-up (see tutorial here), wearing ASOS 70s sunnies and having a beehive to add an effortless retro feel.

Make sure you watch the video above and subscribe to my YouTube for fashion, retro hair, make-up and more! 

Love Saranne x

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Comfy High Neck Stripes

                                                                         Stripe Dress - Monki ✿ Coat - ASOS ✿ Boots - ASOS ✿ Bag - Vintage

June Playlist ✌


In this look I'm all about styling Monki. They've had a brilliant sale on recently which allowed me to get four dresses I have wanted for a good while; one of the dresses being this comfy, casual and chic dress. Dress it up or down, wear it in winter or summer, it's a brilliant versatile and timeless piece to have. 

Make sure you watch the video above and subscribe to my YouTube for fashion, retro hair and make-up and more! 

Love Saranne x

Monday, 20 June 2016

Alexa Chung Gingham

ASOS Off The Shoulder Top ✿ ASOS Coat ✿  M&S Trousers ✿ Judy Shoes Topshop ✿ Topshop Scarf ✿ Bag Vintage

Listen to my May Playlist ✌


Today's look I'm styling my all time favourite jacket. It's a jacket that has all the retro flare I need in my life; the colour, the collar and astounding A-line cut all make for the ultimate retro coat. It cost me £75 from ASOS but boy, it's worth every penny. You can watch my video above showing three ways you can style the versatile coat.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

60's Spring Look

Playsuit - ZARA ✿ Happiness Shoes - ASOS ✿ Scarf - Topshop ✿ Bag - SunJellies

Listen To My April Playlist ✌


This is THE best outfit I have for spring 2016. I'm pairing my ZARA playsuit with my skinny scarf, stand out ASOS heels and retro Sun Jellies bag. I love the dainty, feminine and retro vibe it screams due to the pop of pink and red throughout the look. What's your best spring outfit? 

Love Saranne x