100 years

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Det var en stor fest! 198 gäster om jag förstod det rätt som hade mingel, middag, dessert och liveband. Musiken ekade i muséebyggnaden och det kändes inte alls tråkigt att jobba den eftermiddagen och kvällen. Jag började kl 14 och slutade runt 22:30 och det var först när jag kom hem och slängde mig på soffan som jag kände hur trött jag var (tack mamma som hämtade mig ♥). Min uppgift för kvällen var att ta betalt för alkoholhaltiga drycker (för det serverades endast kolsyrat vatten, vanligt vatten och lättöl till maten) och, ibland när min kollega inte stod bredvid, även hälla upp dem i glas också. Jag slapp det “jobbiga” att duka av borden och sånt, det såg ut som att de andra som jobbade den kvällen fick gå en hel del. Men tro mig, det är jobbigt att bara stå upp i flera timmar också!

Ett fåtal av gästerna var tidsenligt klädda (jättekul att se gigantiska fjäderhattar, amiralkostymer och 20-tals hattar ♥), och vi i restaurangpersonalen hade på oss svarta byxor, vit skjorta och svart fluga (herrar) respektive svart kjol/svarta byxor, svart skjorta samt förkläde och en liten “hätta” typ (kvinnor) (som alla hade på pannan! Vet de inte att de ska sitta längre bak på huvudet??). Bäst på hela kvällen var nog jazzbandet Stockholm Stompers, de spelade verkligen bra!

I went like this. The braids turned out good, no? And the updo stayed in place the whole evening.

Here I thought I would wear something like these paintings by Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn or the Swedish TV series “Fröken Frimans Krig”…

… but ended up as a cheap copy of Downton Abbey’s Anna Bates since the costumes from SVT were too expensive to rent. So the minimal apron and headpiece were the only things they could afford to rent. Oh well. At least I looked the best (in my opinion! 😛 ) Sorry for the bas quality pics, I quickly snapped the first one in the dressing room and the second one in the elevator…

It was a big party! 198 guests, if I got it right, which mingled, had dinner, dessert and a live band playing for them. The music echoed inside the museum building and it didn’t feel boring at all to work that afternoon and evening. I began working at 2PM and quit sometime around 10:30PM, and it was when I arrived home and crashed on the sofa that I felt how tired I was (thanks mom for picking me up ♥ ). My job for the evening was to take the payment for alcohol drinks (because only sparkling water, still water and light beer were served for the food) and, sometimes when my collegue wasn’t standing next to me, also pouring them up in glasses. I didn’t have to do the “dirty work” like clear the tables of plates and so, it looked like the others who were working that evening had to walk all the time. But believe me, it’s though to stand up for several hours too!

A few of the guests were dressed like people did 100 years ago (it was really fun to see huge feather hats, admiral costumes and hats from the 20’s ♥) and we, the restaurant staff, wore black pants, white shirt and black bow ties (for the men) and black skirt/trousers, black shirt and a white apron and headpiece (for the women) (and everyone wore theirs right on their forehead! Don’t they know they’re supposed to be placed at bit back on the head??). I think the best part of the evening were the jazz band Stockholm Stompers, they played really good!

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