Coming from someone that used to have a heavy Appalachian accent, but has thinned out over the years, I'm also very annoyed by this. This is why I use a northeasterner accent when I mock idiots.
Some updates. One step closer to serving at the restaurant, I'm now doing phone, online orders and curbside shit. Nothing impressive, but I'm now making tips when I get these shifts. Didn't make much tonight, though, only $32 in tips and I dealt with some really, really, REALLY stupid people tonight.
Also, this is kind of funny. I have an interview in the afternoon at a biker bar close to me. It's funny how it happened, three nights ago I got a flat on my way home. Fucking sucks, I've been dreading a flat after 5pm because the scooter shop is closed (I'm going to buy a spare and nigger-rig a mount on the brackets in the front panel, I already carry tools with me wherever I go). I was right by the biker bar and 5 miles from home, so I pushed it to the bar and talked to the manager about leaving it there overnight and a friend picked me up. So, when the shop opens up, I call and he says he'll be there as soon as possible. I head down there, wait 3 hours, call, he says he can't make it today. I was angry, he knew I was waiting and had work, which I had to call out of. Then I waited another hour and a half for a friend to become available to pick me up again.
Did the same thing the next morning, except he actually came through at the three and a half hour mark and picked the scooter up at 4 hours.
During that 8 hour wait at the bar, I chatted the bartender up. She ended up liking me, joking "you're spending so much time here you may as well work here."
"Actually, I noticed the help wanted sign. Out of curiosity, what position are you trying to fill?"
She tells me she doesn't know what the owner is looking for, but she's looking for a barback to replace the shitty one she currently has and that if I fill out an application right there, she'll put in a good word for me. I did just that. Got a call this morning from the owner and set up an interview.
This is sweet, this would be a big step toward bartending and since I just quit Bass Pro a few weeks ago (I had to, I couldn't emotionally handle going there anymore and it was holding me back more than anything, I couldn't work on my education and I was only getting 3 hours of sleep a night), this is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Plus, I spent a huge chunk of my childhood around bikers and bars, I'm pretty comfortable around both and bikers tend to love me. Don't know why, but they do.