Getting the job done often involves making a few mistakes along the way. But when you accept your hiccups and make amends with your inadequacies, they stop haunting you and evolve into funny stories you can use to make people smile.

When Twitter user @lilyannatrnr heard her boyfriend tell her about the time he was working as a server at a "posh hotel" and completely misunderstood a client, she thought the anecdote was so funny, it definitely belonged on Twitter. And she wasn't the only one.

The tweet detailing the fail has already received over 243K likes and inspired other food industry workers to share their fails as well. I don't know if this thread proves that we will soon be replaced by AI or shows that humans can't leave a brother to suffer on his own, but it sure makes restaurants, bars, and coffee shops look like fun places to work at. Sometimes.

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Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Well, that's pretty dang funny actually!

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Twitter user @fleursaugefille was one of the people who joined the fun. When they worked at a college cafeteria, they didn't know what kosher was. When the time came to serve a Jewish convention and someone asked @fleursaugefille if the bacon bits were kosher, they thought the question was "Are these for sure?" as in "Can we eat them?" so they replied "Sure, go ahead." 

"I worked at the cafeteria for three years but I was only 14 when I started," @fleursaugefille told Bored Panda. "I agree that [such mistakes don't necessarily make someone a bad employee] but it also shows that my employer should've educated us on what kosher was."

"I'm not sure if there's any real resolution to the story because they ate the bacon bits and I never heard about it again!"

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago

That sea breeze was much more healthy for him 😂.

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Debby Carreau, who has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 25 HR Professionals, says it's completely normal to feel embarrassed, ashamed, disappointed or worried that you might get fired after making a mistake at work. "Accept what happened and allow yourself to take in those emotions — but not for too long. Then, take a few deep breaths and tell yourself, It’s not the end of the world," Carreau wrote.

Realizing that will allow you to really analyze the situation. "Pretend it was someone else that made the mistake and evaluate what happened with a calm, objective eye."

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postboredom
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2 months ago

we know who is the daftie here

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Next, determine if there's a way to fix your mistake. Should you have that opportunity, do it immediately. "Then, let your boss know what happened and apologize. Depending on how big or small the mistake was, you can do it via email or in person," Carreau explained. Keep it short and get to the point: 'Hi [X], I sent you the wrong sales report this morning. I'm so sorry about that. I just emailed you the correct one, but please let me know if there's anything else I can do. If any of your colleagues were affected by the mistake, reach out and apologize to them as well."

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

hahaha... CLASSIC!

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Consider having a private meeting with your boss. "This isn't always necessary, but if your mistake led to some serious consequences, ask your boss if you can have a private meeting. When you have your sit-down, be factual, clear and take responsibility: 'I wanted to apologize again for [X] and explain to you what happened.'" A good boss expects you to make mistakes, so don't whine or try to come up with excuses.

After you've explained what happened, offer a solution. "You might say: 'I know I already missed the deadline, but I can stay late today to finish things up.' If you truly can't think of a solution, just be honest: 'I want to rectify the situation, but I'm not sure how. What can I do to make things better?'"

Don't forget to adjust your work style until you find a routine that works best for you. With the right mindset, making mistakes can lead to personal growth, so be kind to yourself, eliminate any negative self-talk, and then let it go.

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Pungent Sauce
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2 months ago

So, steamed hams? Must have been in Albany.

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

I think I'd like that!

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

He should have asked for the egress the idiot.

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Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

That does the good reverend Spooner proud!

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Pauline Bennett
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2 months ago

I hope it was supermarket stuff and not the good stuff!

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Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
2 months ago

Just to explain. When somebody says and take one for yourself. It doesnt literally have one with us. It means take the price of a drink from the change as a tip.

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Gave him a MUG of espresso

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

Guess I've led a sheltered life, I've never heard of plaice either.

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

Imagine going to Olive Garden and getting snooty about the mussels lol (I'm not from the USA and I've never been to Olive Garden, but I gather it's not exactly fine dining)

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

i want to know how the costumer looked like after tasting it

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Chuckle!

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Riani Kivela
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2 months ago

They might have been asking for pastured chicken, and just got the wording wrong.

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

It is kind of stupid that vodka and orange has its own name. It doesn't seem necessary to name drinks that only have two ingredients.

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

*splutters*

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

He was an A-hole. Ignore the turd.

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

nah, a polaroid

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Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 months ago

A Jewish convention and noone could have given the staff some basic info on what to serve and not? This is really bad.

Ilze Darguže
Community Member
2 months ago

Sure, but I think if you are Jewih and you see the word 'bacon' on anything, you steer clear from that. The only way bacon can be kosher is if there is no bacon

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Avriel Schwartz
Community Member
2 months ago

The question isn't as silly as it seems. Bacon bits and many other bacon-flavored seasonings (like McCormicks) are soy-based. They might not be good for you, but they don't contain pork and are kosher. These brands indicate this on their labels by printing hechshers (symbols from rabbinic authorities) that people who keep kosher look for. If someone uses a product like this and has guests, they usually leave the jar out so that guests can see that the food prepared is indeed kosher.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

I was wondering why they were asking if bacon bits of all things were Kosher. I'm Jewish and don't eat bacon period, so I didn't know that most of those so called "bacon" bits were fake.

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 months ago

When I was 8 or 9 I had some Jewish friends over. Mom served popcorn and one of my guests asked "Is this kosher?" I answered, "No, it's popcorn."

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

I know a lot of older adults who don't know what kosher means.

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
2 months ago

Bacon? At a Jewish convention?

Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

oy vey ist mir!!!

Thomas Sweda
Community Member
2 months ago

How can Bacon be Kosher?

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

It could also be turkey bacon!

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Kristina
Community Member
2 months ago

All I can think of is people with food allergies. It can be a life or death situation if someone serving food gives incorrect information about the ingredients.

Hooked
Community Member
2 months ago

Kosher pork?

postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

how do you work at (i edited this, thanks monday) a jewish convention without knowing what kosher is?

Viviane
Community Member
2 months ago

If the server grew up in an area with very few or no Jews, they may not have heard the term "kosher". Plus, it sounds as if they were not given any training or instructions about dietary restrictions.

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Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

You had BACON at a Jewish convention? Whoever was in charge of catering was a fucking moron.

Thomas Sweda
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2 months ago

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Kristin Ingersoll
Community Member
2 months ago

I call BS. Someone concerned with keeping Kosher wouldn't be eatig BACON.

Dave P
Community Member
2 months ago

most Bacon Bits on the market are vegan, not real bacon. That is why they asked. Hormel is one of the few brands that makes them from actual bacon

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Compounded with possible usage of "kosher" just like "orthodox" to mean "correctly done"...

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd have said "Yes, it comes from a dead animal."

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Anna Te
Community Member
2 months ago

You should feel bad about calling him/her a"dwarf". Or is this an appropriate way to say this in english? I am not a native speaker, in my country this is very rude.

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

What a feast! Two little matchstick Quail legs!

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Philler Space
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2 months ago

Have always wondered how you know the sour cream has gone bad.

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Pauline Bennett
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2 months ago

I hope you think of it once a day because its funny. Not because you made a mistake.

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

I assume scaalloped potatoes? Honey they aint fried!

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Ms.M.
Community Member
2 months ago

Alas, "calamari" sounds much more appetizing than "sliced squid"...

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

no! not the dog.

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Yvonne Blau
Community Member
2 months ago

I just had to google orange wine. Never heard of it before.

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Becklass
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2 months ago

I went on a posh gin tasting Experience with my sister. When asked how it tasted, all she could think of was saying was ‘ginny’. I love my sister!

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