Well, it took freaking long enough, but I finally have some regulars who actually ask for me! One couple I'm ambivalent about -- they're not really good tippers and he always whines about the cost of the the shrimp pasta. But they're nice people, fun to talk to.
The others are excellent tippers, because she's a server as well. I randomly waited on them one day, and they just freaking loved me because I actually got their weird order right. It's not that weird, really -- it's just a little complicated. But ever since then, they've always requested me!
If I had more customers like these folks, I'd probably bitch a lot less!