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The Waiter Chronicles (part 5): Google Search--Waiter

Friday, July 20, 2007

A simple Google search for the term waiter turns up a number of interesting and helpful entries:

The Wikipedia Waiter Entry: "Waiting on tables is one of the most common occupations in the U.S. (along with nursing, and teaching). The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, as of May 2005, there are over 2.2 million persons employed as waiters and waitresses in the U.S."

The WikiHow Waiter Entry: "When starting out, you're lucky to be training with someone who takes the time to show you the ropes." Thank God for "Grandpa." Also this: "Don't let one mistake trip you up the whole night. If you let one bad thing get to you, you'll slip up more and more. Just shake it off, take a breather, and move on."

The SoYouWanna Waiter Entry: "It doesn't matter if you have to make six trips from the kitchen to the table. Your customers may get annoyed, but they'll be a lot more annoyed if you spill scalding New England clam chowder into their groins."

The California Employee Development Department Waiter Entry: "Over the next ten years, there will be more job opportunities for Waiters and Waitresses than for any other kind of job in California." That explains a lot.

The Workjoke.com Waiter Entry: "
A waiter brings the customer the steak he ordered with his thumb over the meat.
"Are you crazy?" yelled the customer, "with your hand on my steak?"
"What" answers the waiter, "You want it to fall on the floor again?"

Waiterrant.net: A great Q&A blog about all things waiter-related.

"My Week As A Waiter" by Frank Bruni of the New York Times: "In addition to dexterity, poise and a good memory, a server apparently needs to be able to read minds."

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