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Some late night ramble-babble - a world of possibility
Some late night ramble-babble
So I am/was (not sure currently) seriously considered(ing-?-) working at Hooters. I have very mixed feelings about it.

My basic idea behind the premise (whatever the word is) was this. Majority of male population undresses females with their eyes. The work would be 1/2 done and I would get paid for it PLUS I would know who I do NOT want to date (well in addition my many rules on dating, LOL). And I would get tons more than I make at any other restaraunt.

Why do I edit myself for others? Who knows. Maybe I do it because less people read it when I do an LJ cut. Anyways . . . .

When I originally thought of this idea (hooters), I even went in to apply at some point last year (yes, quite scary) but it turned out I would have to wait till I was done with school b/c of scheduling conflicts. I reasoned with myself this was a good thing, prolly meant I shouldn't be working there.

Now, thing is, I recently have been, well ok when I talked with someone who is in actor in NY he said his parents help him out, a lot. I don't want that. I want to be able to support myself.

Then today when I was discussing with my dad about housing in NY and that someone had said it might just be best to buy someplace, he kind of laughed. The reason I'm even looking for housing outside of school is because of my kitties. I am not selling them or givving them away, and my folks would do just that if I left them at home. I wouldn't want to leave my babies at home anyways though. I'd miss having them around too much.

Anyway . . .He said they (my parents) would pay for however much housing would cost at the school, anything more I would have to pay, anything less I could pocket.


I don't want to have to depend on my folks, and I want to be able to afford paying if I need to, but I know while I'm in school *crosses fingers* I will not be able to work enough hours to pay for rent in NY plus get all my school stuff done, therefore I want to make as much as I can beforehand.

I barely spend any money at all either. I mean most people I know either go to bars or who knows what all the time. Yeah, lately I've been spending more than I would like, renting some movies and I went to a movie or two, but until then I've deposited EVERYTHING. My dad even commented, when he paid me for changing the filters (because he hates to do it he pys me a few dollars to do it) he asked why I don't have any money, that didn't I save $100 and spend it throughout the month. My reply was no, I deposit it all. At one point, a while ago, he commented that I should go out and have fun (aka go out = spending $, therefore I don't "go out" too much - if you still don't understand sorry) once in a while. While it's good to save, you can't waste your life-miss out on being young-etc.. Not those exact words, but that was the idea behind it.

So I called my bank today, I have more than I thought, but it's still not much at all, so how to get $ quick.

Better job (more per hour), which requires better skills, which requires training. So that's out.

Some sort of temp job that pays really well. I can type pretty fast, but that would require researching companies and how much they pay, and most prolly won't pay enough.

If someone knows any sort of job I can do that pays well (at the VERY least $12 an hour) please do let me know.

Least favorable option, serving at hooters. Erg.

I dunno, I just dunno.

My swing dancing class was fun tonight at least.

I hope everyone is well.

And now off to sleeeeeeeep. And my strange dreams. They seem to be an every night occurence so I must go or be late for my appointment of oddity dream(s)

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leftofthedial From: leftofthedial Date: March 20th, 2002 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn, it's just HOOTERS!!! Just settle down and make some serious $$$.

It's really cool that you have a good deal of self-respect and all that, but you're right about guys undressing women with their minds, etc etc.

It's not like you're going to be a stripper. You just flaunt it a little, ya know?

P.S. Strippers are nuts. You're not nuts.
the_end_effect From: the_end_effect Date: March 20th, 2002 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn I wish we had Hooters here.

I LUF that place.

When I came to the states I went. *happy sigh*.

Course they need more waitresses with the aforemention items, like the
one in Amsterdam, but what the hell, its fun anyway.
saizai From: saizai Date: March 20th, 2002 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Going to NYC? Talk to my friend Helen; she goes to NYU. She could give you some leads on housing & jobs; she's very nice.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: March 20th, 2002 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

How would I get in touch with said helen? And where in NY is she?

thanks :)
saizai From: saizai Date: March 20th, 2002 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
LJ name helen (wow). Should have an email on her profile page. Dunno where exactly she lives; near NYU, presumably. She said she saw the WTC events from a window; don't know where she was at the time though.
musus From: musus Date: March 21st, 2002 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Personal opinion (of course) resides below...

First of all, your gut instinct is correct, do NOT work at Hooters!!! It's true, I've been accused of being part of the minority of (straight--whatever that means) males that don't 'undress women with my eyes.'
And I will be completely honest with you here... For quite a while I've been very careful about what I say regarding your physical appearance, if anything at all. hummm...that needs clarification. ummm...What I mean is that I know you are particularly receptive (best word I can think of) to how males, in particular, view/perceive you. So, I basically made it a non-issue with me. Now, the flip side to that coin is that there have been days when I've thought (and some that I think I've said something) that you looked especially nice. That, however, does not mean I was undressing you with my eyes (just to clarify). In my mind (and I know it's screwed up), taking notice of a female looking nice/hot/beautiful/gorgeous (all of the above) is just the same as when I notice a guy friend that is looking "sharp" one day. Then again (this just occurred to me), I'm the one that wears t-shirts and jeans everyday...so, that may say something about how much time, effort, care, whatever it is, I put into my appearance. And, as I'm sure you know about me already, I extend expectations of myself outward. There's a fine line where one must be sure to extend his/her own expectations outward, while making sure not to subject other people to their own belief/reasoning system. Anyway (damn, that was a tangent)...Since I don't take particular notice of my own physical appearance most of the time, I, by extension, don't take particular notice of the physical appearance of others much of the time. All the while, I am still able to see when someone "looks nice." (moving back up through the tangents...)... My point before was that I have taken notice that you are a very attractive female. That, however, is quite possibly how things should be though; with the ability to perceive in as objective a light as possible, the act of perceiving goes from the body to the mind. I think that statement is at the heart of this whole comment/post, so if you aren't sure what I mean, let me know so I can clarify.

musus From: musus Date: March 21st, 2002 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)

(...a continuation of the last comment...apparently I exceeded the maximum number of characters...LOL..)

The more straightforward, needing less explanation opinion(s)...
I have never been in a Hooters, personally. (I don't know if that's a good thing or not...lol) Yet, I have heard stories. The stories I've heard include... male customers (since most females probably don't venture there) are often hmmm, how to put it....well, drinking (whether they're drunk or not is another matter), and sometimes "push the spoon a bit too far" (as Schwack would say). By that, I mean that there's "a line" which you expect most people to respect. Yet, from what I understand, there are times when certain customers push that socially acceptable line & take certain 'liberties' with the waiters (use the term often associated with male servers because I don't believe in distinguishing between male & female in social terms...biologically, for purposes of science & such, ok...socially, there is--or should not be--any difference). My understanding is that the uniform is daisy-duke style short, and a tight, revealing t-shirt. Now, I admit, I take notice when I'm walking down the street & a pretty female walks by me wearing something that accentuates her physical features. Let me ask you though (not really you, Elysa-you...but the royal "you"), wouldn't you take the same sort of notice if you saw a guy walking down the street in...say, ....hmmm...a Speedo? Point is that physical attraction at some level is understandable, as is 'flaunting' one's physical side every so often. I see a very distinct difference between that, however, and how waiters at Hooters are treated (philosophically--by the management, and socially--by the customers). It is, of course, your decision to decide if it's ok with you to 'flaunt' your physical side to that extent for the cause of money (which, on a side-note, can really be a bitch not to have--money, I mean). If you don't have all that big a problem with the philosophical side of it & you're ok with how customers could (quite potentially) go to grab/pinch your butt while you're carrying a full tray of drinks, then I honestly say more power to you!

You wrote, "...therefore I want to make as much as I can beforehand." First, I want to give you a huge hug & a pat on the back for wanting to support yourself. That is VERY commendable, and it not only make me happy to know for certain someone else out there is like that, but it also makes me very proud of you. That's a huge leap of faith to take (especially in such a competitive industry as The Arts). It makes me think of Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade at the very end when the Nazi's shot his father. Indy (aka Harrison Ford) decides to risk his own life for the mere possibility of his father surviving being shot in the chest. The part that makes me think of both you & myself (but you, especially) is after he's made it past the spinning blades, across the collapsing floor, and finally out to the huge canyon/whatever it is. He gets to the edge of the canyon-type thing, and is just kinda like, 'What the fuck?! How in the hell am I saposta get across that?!?' ....what other choice does he have?...let his father die, or step blindly, faithfully, off the side of that cliff, risking all he has, or could one day have? ....I see you as indiana...brave, courageous, and true. What more is there in life than those things? The rest are just perks along the way...not what makes us who we are.

I'm behind you 100%, no matter what you decide. And if you do decide to work at Hooters, I promise when I come to visit & have you as my server, I won't grab your ass (that is, unless you really want me to....LOL). :)
I love you, sweetheart. You make me proud of everything I think humans can be.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: March 21st, 2002 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


I like the part in one of them where some guy does a whole fancy thing with a sword or some sort of weapon and indy just take out a gun. It's especially amusing since he just wasn't feeling well, or something, that day, and decided to be lazy, orignially there was a fight scripted apparently.

From: eternityknight Date: March 21st, 2002 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

What the hell?

I think you've basically moved past this idea from more recent conversations, but just to chuck in my nickel (because I always give more than two cents) its not exactly a pearl of an idea. I don't like the prospect of you working at Hooters, even if you can rationalize it out as a quick way to make cash. I have been to a Hooters (for the shrimp) and can safely say that there are better restaurant venues. I've also worked with a former hooters general manager, and he was all for the idea of attractive females working at Hooters. That right there says it all. If you feel as if men are going to undress you visually anyway, and that you should at least make some money off of it, there are both more direct ways to deal with the situation, and more lucrative occupations. Also, what are the implications of accepting a goodly tip knowing full well the reason you recieved it was not due to your expert uhm, 'service' =)
sextonfurnival From: sextonfurnival Date: March 21st, 2002 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

i just read the entry following this.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: March 22nd, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

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