Today I stopped by my boyfriend's work and brought egg mc muffins, hash browns, and iced coffees for the boys. While my boyfriend was preoccupied with a car allignment, I chatted with his close friend.
"So how do you like Hooters so far?" he said with a mouthful of mc muffin.
"It's great. It's probably the funnest job I've ever had." Yeah I know funnest isn't a word but I was in east county and didn't want to stand out too much. :p
"Well yeah I bet, all those guys looking at you..." he trailed off.
Ok. Stop. Right there. No. HELL no. If I wanted to work somewhere for the attention I'd find a strip club. This is where I don't understand guys and this is why when people ask where I work I say "A police station." Frankly, I find the girls I work with who flaunt their occupation to be a little bit ostentatious. This is why I write about where I work in my blog, which a total of maybe five or six people read. Unfortunately four girls who hang out with my boyfriend's friends work there so my secret wasn't so secret for long. But I want you to know that if Hooters was what television and movies make it out to be, I wouldn't be working there. I respect myself that much. Hooters is "fun" for me because it forces me to interact with very feminine girls; something I never do on my own time. I think it's healthy for me because, although the uniforms cover more than most girls wear during the summer, they are a little revealing and it is helping me work on my confidence. At work I am forced to communicate with gorgeous girls and easily carry a conversation with the guests that come into our restaurant, something I was never able to do before because of my horrible self-esteem. It forces me to do my hair and make up. It forces me to pay attention to what my body eats and how much I exercise. It's forcing me to take care of myself. I applied to Hooters with the knowledge that they train girls to serve in less than a month while most restaurants make you host for at least three to six months. I applied to Hooters with the assumption that they wouldn't call me back.