But I Have an Order!
So this morning while preparing for the barrage of Arnold Palmers and Chicken Caesers the usual gang of us was hanging out and shooting the shit.
Alyssa, one of my sister's in arms had a funny little story for us.
It seems the hostess, the very same one from stories past, had been giving customers Alyssa's home phone number.
We have a pastry chef by a similar first name, Alicia, apparently our genius friend didn't know the difference
While at home on her day off Alyssa received a call, here's how she relayed the story to us.
"Yes, I'd like to place an order for a special cake for our banquet." The caller asked.
"Excuse me, how can I help you?" Said Alyssa.
"Well I'm having a banquet at your restaurant and I want to order a cake, I was given your number by a British sounding lady."
At this point in the story we were all groaning and rolling our eyes, I pretty much know it is against company policy to give out home numbers, no matter who's they may be, pastry chef or no, hell it may even be against the law.
As Alyssa went on, "Well she's not supposed to give out home numbers, you need to call the restaurant back and talk to Alicia there, I'm not the person you're looking for."
"But I just called there! They gave me your number!" The caller exclaimed.
"I'm not the chef, I'm a waitress, call the restaurant." Alyssa stated.
"Well how about you take my order and give it to your chef?"
"No, you need to call the restaurant like I told you."
"Well do you have the chef's number? I need to place this order." Our new friend wondered.
Alyssa said, "I'm not going to give you her number, you need to contact her at the restaurant."
"But I called there, she's not working today, they gave me this number and I want to place my order, why can't you take it?"
"Because its my day off, I'm not going to be at your beck and call on my day off, I do enough of that when I'm waiting tables, good bye!"
Alyssa is my new hero...