As a waitress, I made an unfortunate habit of leaning over tables to refill water glasses and coffee mugs, only to find the ends of my hair lacquered in things like maple syrup, ketchup, or balsamic dressing. Even with my hair up, I somehow managed to coat my split ends, shift after shift, in rogue condiments. The laundry list of woes shared by food service employees across the country is enumerable: bratty customers, sub-par tippers, blunt kitchen staffs, achey legs, blisters, guests with niche allergies. And for one popular Denver-based haunt, you can tack "folks driving their cars directly into the dining room" onto the roster of grievances.
Yes, this is a legitimate concern: The Hornet, a Colorado restaurant, is currently dealing with the repercussions of the third motor vehicle that has careened directly into the front of the building. This past Saturday, a driver cruised into the storefront, destroying much of the front wall and somehow narrowly avoiding both the staff and the present customers, according to a report by Denver7. In spite of the fact that the venue has legitimately installed concrete barriers to prevent this very thing from happening (after the first two occasions), the 19-year-old driver still managed to make quite the mess. He is currently under arrest for careless driving and suspicion of DUI.
"This year, we are cursed," the restaurant's owner Sean Workman told Fox31. The karmically-targeted venue is now facing $60,000 in damages. Fortunately, the place seems to have a sense of humor about the whole charade: the staff decorated the boards outside the damaged property with the words, "#parkingintherear."