I know in my last post I said I wrote most of the stories in this collection based on jobs I’ve held myself. This isn’t one of those stories. Remember back when ‘N Sync had a concert showing in IMAX theaters? I was writing fan fiction at the time and the closest theater showing the film was in Hampton, Virginia. It’s about a two-hour drive from where I live, so I snagged my friend Wayne and went to see the show. Wayne wasn’t a big ‘N Sync fan, per se, but he thought Justin was pretty hot … which, let’s face it, he was. Is. Will forever be.
Anyway, after the show, we stopped at TGI Friday’s for dinner. Our waiter was more than a little flirtatious — to Wayne, not me — and the story sprung up from that meal. I didn’t conspire with anyone to get Wayne the guy’s number, but if memory serves, he left with it anyway.
In At Your Service, Danny’s friend Jen is always trying to play match-maker, looking for the perfect guy for him. When they stop at a restaurant for an early dinner, she decides their waiter Todd is “The One.” He’s sexy, cute, flirty … and obviously interested in Danny.
Jen conspires with another employee to get the waiter’s number, determined to hook Todd up with her friend.
Danny doesn’t know whether to be grateful for her help, or mortified at the lengths she’ll go to just to get him a date.