Every server feels their stomach drop when they see a toddler seated in their section. Like any service industry member with PTSD, for a split second, they’ll imagine the terrors of cleaning melted ice cream from the corners of the booth seats, Karenish mothers yelling at them for a side of ranch, and scrubbing the crayon scribbles off the tabletop. Although not all toddlers are living out their Terrible Two’s in the restaurant, some unruly kids apparently need a quick kick in the rear to get their act together in public– Literally.
In our next story, a waitress lives through every server’s nightmare but miraculously came out on top. With a 40% tip in her pocket and a new mommy friend, u/VibingandThriving recalls the time that she accidentally kicked a woman’s baby as it ran haplessly around the restaurant. Scroll for all the details of how a waitress heaved a sigh of relief when she encountered and extremely chill and down-to-earth mom in real life.