Friday, February 5, 2010
Feeling A Wee Bit Hungover Are We?
Of course I wouldn't be doing such a thing as I am past that and besides I have other pertinent things to take care of like raising a family. But I couldn't help but think back in the day when I use to drink myself so that my senses were so awash with alcohol that I could barely lift a glass to my mouth or walk down the hallway without bouncing side to side off the walls and making it to my bed lunging face down.
I speak of the ship of course when over the entire length of a 6 month contract every afternoon and night I would consume some alcohol. Sometimes not much and other times too much.
But every morning I would answer that alarm at 6:15Am for another day of service no matter how late it was the night before or how much I drank. Then in the afternoon depending on where we were we would go out for food and drink then hurry back to get a half hour sleep before getting ready for dinner service.
I was wondering tonight if the people who were there could work day in and day out like that and still be effective in their job. Grant all I had to do was worry about serving tables.
You know what is really tough? Working on rough seas after a bit of partying. That was really hard on the body.
What about you? Now we may do it anymore or not as much but where is the place you have worked in the business where you partied the most?
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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