I want to have you…

Lessson French number one: You have to know that “I want to see you” (Je veux te voir) in French sounds almost like “I want to have you”. (Je veux t’avoir).

I have a very nice and cute looking female teamleader and I needed a void because I made a mistake (even I do ;)), so I asked ‘Je veux te voir‘. With lesson 1 above and a terrible accent (even worse than the video below) in mind you’ll guess what everybody understood:’je veux t’avoir‘. This caused a big hilarity of course 🙂 and the worst part was at that moment that a guest was standing by. But an image of my lovely teamleader would be priceless!

But the same guest asks me some moments later whether I have kids. “No, I’m still searching for a lovely princess.” The guest very adrem:”Apparently you found her”. Mmm… didn’t I work at a place where dreams become reality? 🙂


I can speak French, nevertheless I don’t mind letting the funky music sticking our bodies :p

You know you’re a crazy waiter when… (part 1)

Dinner

  • you’re dreaming about tables, reservations, walkouts, and tips (see here for an explanation)
  • you can explain the buffet or take an order in six languages, but can’t chat about the weather in those languages
  • you’re looking to the other side of the table when you place your plate (used to synchronized serving)
  • you’re checking all those restaurantweblogs before you’re going to sleep at 4.00 am
  • you’re roommate is piling the plates (“much faster”) but you’re really gone much faster with the normal technique
  • you’re reading the mentality of people on the way they deal with servicepersonel – not only crazy waiters do, even CEO’s do 😉
  • you’re making the tables in the Harrods, LaFayette or other shops perfect and put the spoons in the right way
  • you have always your wineopener with you
  • you know all the restaurants of the country with one, two or three michelinstars by heart
  • you’re asking quickly a bottle of water when the others at the table want to ask for tapwater
  • you’re paying the bill of the restaurant with your creditcard (because you hate when they pay seperatly), your friends are amazed that you count their money that quickly and you wait for ages before the others without money pay you back
  • you’re putting secretly 10 euros in the checkfolder before leaving – because the other people on the table tip badly

(part two here)

The human voice – Jean Cocteau (Ingrid Bergman)

Ingrid Bergman gives a virtuoso solo performance in this Jean Cocteau one-act called The Human Voice. The plot of this hour-long piece is a simple one: a woman, devastated after her lover leaves her for someone else, speaks to him on the phone one last time. (in the theatre and I suppose also here in this fragment, there’s nobody on the phone of course)

You can talk on an imaginary phone (use your POS card!) with an imaginary person. Also when a kid plays with something (that looks) like a telephone, you can play this improvisation. A month ago, I talked with a Romanian kid. She understood nothing (I talked Italian) and I understood nothing! But we both (and everybody around us) had fun!