Monthly Archives: November 2004

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Waiter Advocacy

ShamelessRestaurants.com has stories about restaurant working conditions in NYC. Before you accept a job – check the place’s rep at this site. Good work guys! Another interesting site is Customers Suck Journal. Worth a look. More anger to be found at idespisemyjob.com.

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Maitre d’ Rumor

There’s a rumor floating on the internet that President Bush’s twin daughters walked into Freemans restaurant in New York City and asked for a table. The maitre d’ reportedly replied that they “were full and would be for the next 4 years.” The entire restaurant

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Meter Maid Madness

Louis, our token gay waiter, dreams of opening his own restaurant someday. Fairly fluent in French, an excellent cook in his own right, a superb waiter with over twenty years experience in the business, he has a better chance than most. Money, however, is a

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Satan’s Ad Man

I posted an ad for the book ScamBible a few days ago and a reader sent me a comment that I think needs to be addressed. “So what have I, a frequent restaurant diner who almost always tips 20-25%, done to deserve being systematically “scammed”

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Hypnotist Collector

The girl on table twenty-six is shockingly beautiful and she knows it. Blonde, about thirty, she has a kick ass body and a face more beautiful than the all dreams of pornography. The poor bastard she’s with is smitten. I can tell it’s a first

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The Xanax wore off!

The night’s almost over. I’m in the back enjoying a little snack of ciabatta bread and pesto when Arlene, a fellow waitron, interrupts me. “My customer on table ten wants you to go over and apologize.” she says. “What the fuck for?” I reply through

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Breaking up

My girlfriend dropped the bomb on me Wednesday night. After four up and down years she is leaving me. She will be moving out December 1st. Ouch! This did not come as a surprise. The relationship had been on life support for sometime. We both