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Home > Blog > "It's Amazing That More Waiters Don't Kill People"
Out of Our Minds
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 7:30 PM
"It's Amazing That More Waiters Don't Kill People"
Anita Sharpe on Business

That's a quote from a classic piece in today's New York Times titled, 'The Waiter You Stiffed Has Not Forgotten.'

Getting so-so service in restaurants is not one of my pet peeves. Dining with restaurant bullies is -- I have a short list of people who are over-demanding, over-complaining, under-tipping tyrants with whom I refuse to share a restaurant meal. So, even though I have never personally worked as a waitress, I laughed throughout this story about wait-people using blogs to vent about horrible customers.

As one wait-blogger noted: ' I can never understand why anyone would be even the slightest bit rude to someone who is about to touch your food.'

The waiters' menu of paybacks? You don't want to know.



1 comment

lee - 2/3/2005 4:12:20 PM
In my opinion, the true mark of someone's character is how they treat those who serve them -- taxi drivers, flight attendents, nurses, waiters, etc.
An old friend worked in a pizza shop in college. His solution? 'minnows under water' for the nasty take-out customer. that would be translated as anchovies hidden under the pizza sauce.
In my first working days as a serf, I had to fetch coffee for someone too important to get his own. Somehow, I never could get it right ... some days 2 creams and no sugar and other days 3 sugars and a droplet of cream...

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