Waiter Rant

If you need a reminder not to mess around with the people bringing you food, Waiter Rant provides many.

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5 Responses to Waiter Rant

  1. shunn says:

    That’s beautiful. My new favorite blog!

  2. bobhowe says:

    I am SO not going to read that. The last thing I want to think about is what a sullen/disaffected/mentally unstable waiter or waitress might do to my food. No. I can’t. Not even a peek.

    • bobhowe says:


      Of course my fears were TOTALLY unjustified:

      Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 20:46:49 -0700 (PDT)
      From: Waiter Rant <ADDRESS REDACTED>
      Subject: I don’t spit in the food!
      To: bobhowe@livejournal.com

      No my gastrically fearful friend – I would never spit
      in your food. http://www.waiterrant.blogspot.com is not
      about gross out manuevers.

      There are far worse things I can do! Read it!


      • ken says:

        Re: PS

        From what I read, it’s not about nasty waiter tricks. It’s stories about customers so awful YOU want to spit in their food. The link above actually takes you directly to a very funny post about some wait staff dealing with an arrogant philanderer.

        • bobhowe says:

          Re: PS

          I read some of it: the story about waiter who had to administer the Heimlich Maneuver to a physician, then received a meager 10 percent tip, was pretty funny. And I had NO doubt that the blog would feature self-important, impossible-to-please, abusive patrons. But you know what? I’ve lived in New York City for most of my adult life: it’s not exactly an eye-opener that restaurant patrons can be pigs.

          I think part of the problem is the way this particular ecological niche in the service economy tends to operate. To be tipped well (in other words, to make a living) you have to suck up to people, some of whom you’d rather pith with a kebab skewer. Over time, even a decent, hardworking, positive human being will find it very difficult to avoid becoming a resentful, self-pitying wretch. I’d just as soon avoid both sides in this scuffle.

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