About This Site
This site began when I was still waiting tables, and I decided to collect some of the customer encounters that I had experienced and heard about. At the time, my intent was to write an article to try to raise public awareness to the plight (such as it is) of the server. However, I soon realized that it wasn't just servers who had "Service! stories." So I expanded the site and geared it more toward a general plea for understanding, whether it's with a waitress, a co-worker, or a friend.
A huge thanks to my friend Michele, who has contributed a considerable amount of content to this site.
Many thanks also to the site visitors who have shared their stories. You guys rock!
The site's current layout is from a style sheet by Dave Shea with modifications by Matthew Mullenweg and One Fine Jay. I found the style sheet as part of a free blog layout and modified it *heavily* for use here with the XHTML/CSS help of: HTMLDog, HTMLGoodies, the W3 tutorials, and the W3 Validator.
The background and header images were found in one of the standard themes offered by Microsoft (Office) Publisher. The header images were modified by me using Paint Shop Pro.
This site may contain copyrighted images (cartoons) the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner; we believe that their use here constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
We are hosted by www.rusted-crush.com, home to an eclectic collection of fan websites.
Links to more stories of service can be found here.
Articles about work are listed here.
Some cartoons to help us see the humor in work trials. (Maybe).
The Introduction tells what this site is all about and lists some samples of our content.
As the name implies, What Not To Do offers some responses that are best avoided.
More responses that are not recommended are in Say "no" to crow.
We present Did you know...?, because some people really don't know.
Those who exemplify what we're trying to convey with this site get an A for Effort!
Host with the LEAST has a few tips for protecting yourself when dealing with dot-coms.
The text displayed on this site is original. You may re-post a limited amount of our original text for non-commercial purposes on two conditions. 1) You give credit by providing a link to this site, on whatever page my content is used, and 2) you don't take a large chunk of my content. If you have questions on what qualifies as a "large chunk," feel free to email me. Thank you for respecting the time and effort that I put into this site, as I've tried to respect the efforts of my sources above.
If you wish to use our content for commercial purposes, contact me at the address below to discuss the terms.
Contact the Webmistress
Hi, there! My name is Anne, and I'll be your webmistress today.
I *love* to receive feedback, so there are two options for contacting me on-line:
1.) Post your SERVICE! story (or other comments) at our forums,
2.) Or, write to me on-line --with Service! site in the subject line, so I'll know it isn't spam--at
and be sure to use proper form for the address.
If you're curious about me - or if you're just really bored - view the complete list of my websites here.
This site is a rusted-crush production, with grateful acknowledgment to the sources (above) that have helped make this site and this layout possible.