Waiting tables is a tough job that nobody is ever really prepared for. Customers give shitty tips, sometimes you forget their order, or just getting horrible customers overall. Whatever happens at a restaurant it is something more than a smoke break and a cry in the storage closet can fix - waitstaff need a healthy dose of humor.

The list below are some of the hilarious ways in which restaurant workers deal with the chaos that is all just part of the job. From taking a silly joke a customer said quite literally to funny messages on receipts, these people know that humor is the only way to keep your sanity on the job. So scroll down and don't forget to upvote your favs as a tip!

#1 A Waiter Gave Me This When I Was Crying In Village Inn Restaurant. I Responded With The Bottom Image

A Waiter Gave Me This When I Was Crying In Village Inn Restaurant. I Responded With The Bottom Image

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Just another user... 2 months ago

cute :)

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#2 Boyfriend Knocked Over His Orange Juice, Waitress Brought Him This

Boyfriend Knocked Over His Orange Juice, Waitress Brought Him This

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Mother Mary Helen 2 months ago

As a klutzy chick, this would make my day

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#3 Saw A Waiter Clearing Plates At A Local Restaurant

Saw A Waiter Clearing Plates At A Local Restaurant

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Ssss 2 months ago

Like a boss!

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#4 Last Night I Worked My Final Shift As A Waitress. I Present To You My Last Supper

Last Night I Worked My Final Shift As A Waitress. I Present To You My Last Supper

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Hans 2 months ago

10, 11, 12. Well done, well done.

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#5 My Buddy Told Me That "Lattes Are For Pussies" As I Ordered One. Here Is How The Barista Interpreted What He Said

My Buddy Told Me That "Lattes Are For Pussies" As I Ordered One. Here Is How The Barista Interpreted What He Said

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H.m. Murdoc 2 months ago

I hope she recieved a proper tip :D

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#6 I Overheard A Rude Customer So I Told The Waitress She Was Doing A Great Job

I Overheard A Rude Customer So I Told The Waitress She Was Doing A Great Job

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danielw 2 months ago

that.... sounds painful. Besides. everybody knows, the proper usage of a spoon is bludgeoning.

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#7 My Dad Asked The Waitress For "One Very Small Check." I Think That She Out-Dadjoked Him In Response

My Dad Asked The Waitress For "One Very Small Check." I Think That She Out-Dadjoked Him In Response

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Just another user... 2 months ago

YOU GET A TINY RECIEPT! YOU GET A TINY RECIEPT! EVERYONE GETS TINY RECIEPTS!!

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#8 My Waitress Saw That I Liked The Powerpuff Girls So She Made A Blossom To Go With My Chocolate Cheesecake

My Waitress Saw That I Liked The Powerpuff Girls So She Made A Blossom To Go With My Chocolate Cheesecake

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Jaguarundi 2 months ago

Mad plate dressing skills!

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#9 This Was Our Servers Shirt

This Was Our Servers Shirt

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Irma Goncalves 2 months ago

brilliant!!

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#10 Our Waiter Doodled On Our Receipts At Denny’s Today

Our Waiter Doodled On Our Receipts At Denny’s Today

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Just another user... 2 months ago

Great drawing tho! .. it’s probably something that I would do as well ¬~¬

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#11 The Waiter Asked What My Brother Wanted For Dessert, He Said "Nothing." He Was Not Amused

The Waiter Asked What My Brother Wanted For Dessert, He Said "Nothing." He Was Not Amused

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Hans 2 months ago

Start licking!

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#12 Best Waiter Ever!

Best Waiter Ever!

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Erin 2 months ago

Whether this was jokingly or not I actually find it kind of sweet!

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#13 After A Huge Meal (Schweinshaxe) In Berlin I Asked For Just A Small Beer. This Is What The Waiter Brought Me:

After A Huge Meal (Schweinshaxe) In Berlin I Asked For Just A Small Beer. This Is What The Waiter Brought Me:

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Hans 2 months ago

This is actually cute. I think that this is a Schnapsglas (shot glass) in mug form. Well played!

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#14 I Ordered A Burger And Told My Waiter That For Every Pickle I Receive, I Will Destroy A City. He Returned With This And Said "My Least Favorite Places"

I Ordered A Burger And Told My Waiter That For Every Pickle I Receive, I Will Destroy A City. He Returned With This And Said "My Least Favorite Places"

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Vivek Mhatre 2 months ago

All from Texas

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#15 My Friend Complained To Our Waiter That There Wasn't A Lemon In His Water

My Friend Complained To Our Waiter That There Wasn't A Lemon In His Water

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Petra Schaap 2 months ago

its called "the Sideshow Bob"

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#16 My Bartender Wins Halloween

My Bartender Wins Halloween

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

he did!

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#17 Don't Mess With Your Food Servers

Don't Mess With Your Food Servers

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ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

rude but honest, I give five stars

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#18 Last Night At Waffle House My Friends And I Asked Our Waiter To Take A Picture Of Us With My iPhone. He Made Us Do A Bunch Of Different Poses And Then Walked Away Laughing. Every Picture He Took Was Like This

Last Night At Waffle House My Friends And I Asked Our Waiter To Take A Picture Of Us With My iPhone. He Made Us Do A Bunch Of Different Poses And Then Walked Away Laughing. Every Picture He Took Was Like This

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Just another user... 2 months ago

At least he has a sense of humour!

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#19 Really Thought The Barista At Starbucks Was Making My Drink With No Pants On

Really Thought The Barista At Starbucks Was Making My Drink With No Pants On

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Kiahna 2 months ago

My heart stopped for a second. Why do these leggings exist? And WHY is she wearing them?

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#20 Roller Skate Waiters

Roller Skate Waiters

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Just another user... 2 months ago

WHERE IS THIS?!?!?! I NEEEEED TO KNOW!!

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#21 My Friend Spilled His Orange Juice Too, But Our Waitress Was More Ruthless

My Friend Spilled His Orange Juice Too, But Our Waitress Was More Ruthless

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Kiahna 2 months ago

Awesome!

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#22 Best Employee Shirt

Best Employee Shirt

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Roy 2 months ago

Like a Boss

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#23 A Waiter At The Lafayette Coney Island In Detroit

A Waiter At The Lafayette Coney Island In Detroit

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Amy Woodhall 2 months ago

That's skill

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#24 This Waiter Wears Restaurant's 1 Star Yelp Review

This Waiter Wears Restaurant's 1 Star Yelp Review

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Han 2 months ago

Screw Danica

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#25 I Loved Our Waiter Tonight

I Loved Our Waiter Tonight

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Mother Mary Helen 2 months ago

I was a check once. It was awful.

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#26 Classy Bartender T-Shirt Is Classy

Classy Bartender T-Shirt Is Classy

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Hannah McGowen 2 months ago

Ba dum tish!

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#27 Told My Waitress I Was Feeling Sick, She Came Back With This

Told My Waitress I Was Feeling Sick, She Came Back With This

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#28 The Waitress Gave This Bill

The Waitress Gave This Bill

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Kitty Champagne 2 months ago

That’s not a bill! That’s a ticket for the kitchen. The comments don’t go on the actual bill. Otherwise we‘d all be screwed :)

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#29 My Sister Said, "I'll Take My Plate To Go, Please." The Waiter Obliged

My Sister Said, "I'll Take My Plate To Go, Please." The Waiter Obliged

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Just another user... 2 months ago

I laughed harder than I should of. ADORABLE PIC!

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#30 Never Tell An Irish Bartender Your Guinness Isn't Filled To The Top

Never Tell An Irish Bartender Your Guinness Isn't Filled To The Top

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Kiahna 2 months ago

Subtle... but effective. :D

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#31 I Think My Barista Is Trolling Me

I Think My Barista Is Trolling Me

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Hans 2 months ago

Why Bryan, y?

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#32 How To Woo The Gals, Barista Style

How To Woo The Gals, Barista Style

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Juan Pérez 2 months ago

stop offending for everything, you are creating the most stupid society ever. This is quite original, harmless and a reason to smile.

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#33 What A St. Patrick's Day Bartender Looks Like When Her 12-Hour Shift At The Only Irish Pub In Town Finally Ends

What A St. Patrick's Day Bartender Looks Like When Her 12-Hour Shift At The Only Irish Pub In Town Finally Ends

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SandaPanda 2 months ago

I remember this... When I was a bartender we would all fall to the ground for 15 minutes after the last person left before doing ANYTHING else! Oh, the back pain..

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#34 IHOP Waiter With A Sense Of Humor

IHOP Waiter With A Sense Of Humor

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dibya sadhukhan 2 months ago (edited)

here is my empty wallet take all you want

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#35 My Girlfriend Is A Bartender And Wore This Today

My Girlfriend Is A Bartender And Wore This Today

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Just another user... 2 months ago

“Soooooo, what can I getcha?”

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#36 Our Bartender Is Dead Serious

Our Bartender Is Dead Serious

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Carmen Elena 2 months ago

Fair enough.

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#37 Our Waiter Got Tired Of Hitting His Head On The Light. His Solution:

Our Waiter Got Tired Of Hitting His Head On The Light. His Solution:

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Chyppa Homer 2 months ago

He had an idea!.. and quickly jotted it down :D

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#38 While Eating Dinner The Lady In Front Of Us Told The Waiter That She Was Cold. This Is What He Brought...

While Eating Dinner The Lady In Front Of Us Told The Waiter That She Was Cold. This Is What He Brought...

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Anne 2 months ago

He improvised. Nice.

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#39 We Had A Great Waiter Last Night

We Had A Great Waiter Last Night

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Jeffery Abraham 2 months ago

Self appraisal is important.

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#40 Hey Bartender, I Have That Same Skirt

Hey Bartender, I Have That Same Skirt

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Just another user... 2 months ago

*giggle giggle*

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#41 The Waiter Smiled When We Ordered Our Dessert. Now I Know Why

The Waiter Smiled When We Ordered Our Dessert. Now I Know Why

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Mother Mary Helen 2 months ago

The dessert is very happy to see you

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#42 My Friend Asked Her Server For A Little More Diet Coke

My Friend Asked Her Server For A Little More Diet Coke

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Jinal P 2 months ago

did penny serve this?

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#43 Receipt From My Favorite Waitress At My Favorite Bar Just Now

Receipt From My Favorite Waitress At My Favorite Bar Just Now

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Anouk 2 months ago

I wonder if the waitress feels the same way about you.....

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#44 I Am Lactose Intolerant. This Is What The Waitress Brought Me For My Birthday. It's A Bread Roll

I Am Lactose Intolerant. This Is What The Waitress Brought Me For My Birthday. It's A Bread Roll

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CCL_2018 2 months ago

I had a french teacher who brought us chocolate in bread for Christmas. It was a holiday tradition

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#45 Girl At Work Ripped Her Shoe And I Fixed It For Her (We Are Waiters BTW)

Girl At Work Ripped Her Shoe And I Fixed It For Her (We Are Waiters BTW)

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Jenny Love 2 months ago

Been there

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#46 Ordered Extra Crackers With My Chili. Waiter Is A Funny Guy

Ordered Extra Crackers With My Chili. Waiter Is A Funny Guy

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Just another user... 2 months ago

oh jeez... x3

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#47 My Favorite Bartender Thinks I Am A Pussy For Drinking Vodka And Soda With Mango, So He Affixes These To My Drinks. But I Still Love The A**hole

My Favorite Bartender Thinks I Am A Pussy For Drinking Vodka And Soda With Mango, So He Affixes These To My Drinks. But I Still Love The A**hole

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Kaisu Rei 2 months ago

Why do men use pussy as a word for weak, when a pussy can push out another human while you can incapacitate a guy by just kneeing him in the crotch a little.

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#48 My Friend Was Being A D**k To The Bartender, So Every Time He Left For A Smoke Break He Came Back To This

My Friend Was Being A D**k To The Bartender, So Every Time He Left For A Smoke Break He Came Back To This

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Kiahna 2 months ago

Why was your friend being a dick to the bartender? Shoulda told him to cut that shit out.

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#49 This Is The Only Employee At Subway

This Is The Only Employee At Subway

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Hans 2 months ago

"I will just help myself, thanks."

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#50 Server Overload

Server Overload

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Mavia Kainaat 2 months ago

Yummy Dosas!

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