Servers share how customers expect them to skip bathroom breaks during peak hours

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‘Being in the bathroom for 2 seconds having a co-worker texting you’: Servers share how customers expect them to skip bathroom breaks during rush

'I be answering the walkie mid stream.'


Parks Kugle


Posted on May 12, 2023

If you’ve ever worked as a server then you know the pain of having to wait hours to use the bathroom. Customers demand service, but often forget that their waiter is a human being who may be overworked.

In a recent TikTok video, viewed over 689,000 times, TikToker agcowart (@agcowart1) films a short clip highlighting such #serverlife absurdities.

The video begins with one server balancing a tray with a glass of water on it, while he shuffles cross-legged in the back of the restaurant. A white text reads, “When we are in the middle of a Saturday rush and our tables think we don’t have bladders.” A song begins, “Well, I guess I’ll just piss on the floor” as the first waiter and @agcowart teeter across the back of the restaurant with their legs crossed.

Multiple commenters related to the dilemma and discussed how even a minor restroom break can cause work to pile up.

“You come back to coworkers telling you that your table is complaining about neglecting them,” a user said.

“Being in the bathroom for .2 seconds having a coworker texting you saying you have a new table,” another lamented.

“They be acting like it’s crazy that we go to the bathroom,” a user replied.

“I just straight up forget about peeing or drinking water for like 6 hours,” a commenter reflected.

“A table followed me into the bathroom and asked me to get their server. I said I would and she said, ‘can you go now?'” another TikToker recalled.

@agcowart1 my coworkers #fyp #foryoupage #serverlife #servertiktok #serverproblems #restaurant ♬ original sound –

It’s been a busy few days for TikTok’s servers: In viral clips, America’s wait staff has called out customers who want to charge their phones, “helpful” diner etiquette, and showing up early for a reservation.

The Daily Dot reached out to agcowart via TikTok comments.

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*First Published: May 12, 2023, 6:35 pm CDT