The waitress gained widespread attention after posting her clever and amusing "dad jokes" that she playfully incorporates into her job.
In the bustling world of restaurant service, where memorable experiences can leave a lasting impact on customers, some savvy waitresses have discovered a secret ingredient to enhance their earnings: humor. As customers seek savory dishes and delightful interactions, servers who master the art of weaving humor into their service can create a unique and enjoyable dining atmosphere. A waitress employed at a restaurant and also active on TikTok gained widespread attention on the platform after posting her clever and amusing "dad jokes" that she playfully incorporates into her job of serving tables. She humorously refers to these jokes as "dad jokes," known for their cheesy and cringe-worthy nature. Alexa, also known as @alexxajohnsonn on TikTok, curated a playlist on her TikTok profile called "Waitressing Bits." Her first video in this playlist quickly went viral, amassing over thirteen million views.
Alexa, seen to be cutting bread in the video, shares her "dad jokes" that she skilfully employs throughout her day. For instance, When attending to a table with a baby, Alexa starts with the playful line, "Looks like it's on him tonight." @canyonren loved this joke and commented, "The baby one will probably always be funny to me." Another user, @salsagirlll, loved the joke, saying, "The baby is a classic." Working in an outdoor restaurant, she cleverly uses humor even during unfavorable weather conditions. When it rains, she amusingly asks patrons if they are enjoying "the beautiful beach weather." In situations where everyone at a party finishes their meals, she cracks her most basic joke, playfully inquiring, "Ah, so we hated everything?" Furthermore, Alexa astutely observes the diners as she hands out napkins, and with a witty flair, she might decide to humorously point out, "You look like the messy one," giving all the napkins to that particular person.
In another video featured within her playlist, Alexa discloses that her restaurant doesn't serve alcohol. Consequently, she playfully teases customers when they order non-alcoholic beverages, jesting, "I hope you're not driving." If, in jest, someone asks for an alcoholic drink, she responds in a lighthearted manner, saying she wouldn't mind having one too. The video has gained over 1.8M likes on the platform with over 4827 comments. Many commenters loved Alexa's witty jokes and disclosed some of their own. @hal.marhsmallow, who also works as a server, said, "I work at Olive Garden and will go, 'Does everything taste like pasta?' When I check on my tables and middle-aged dads go nuts for it."
Another user, @pastelmingo, shared, "I'm a hostess. When it's a group of elderly women and one older man, I ask, 'And do we want a kids menu for him?' They always think it's funny. @itshaleyagain shared her experience as a customer, saying, "One time as an adult, I spilled my drink and while my server was helping me clean it up, the busser brought me a new drink in a kid's sippy cup." Bartenders who worked at bars also shared their experience; @smramo0707 commented, "When I worked at a bar and had patrons that wanted me to take shots with them, I would say, "No thank you. I hate needles' lol."