If you’ve never worked in the service industry, you may not know how imperative it is to be able to lie. There are just too many people demanding things from you to satisfy them all through honest means. So, it’s not surprising that there are some popular lies that most servers tell now and then. It is surprising that they exposed them all to the public in this thread created by @makaylathinks.
They kicked it off by writing, “i once worked with someone who told customers ‘sorry, it’s my first day!’ any time they messed up. for 2 years straight.”
This turned out to be a very popular lie, not only to cover for mistakes but to get better tips and out of all awkward conversations. And there are even more lies where that came from! Some of them might be useful in everyday conversations even, though some are only applicable in restaurants. Unfortunately, we don’t have a manager for life to blame all of our mistakes on.