Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A server turned writer reveals much about restaurants and their patrons

He is known simply as The Waiter, the anonymous server/writer behind the popular blog Waiter Rant.
He worked at an Italian restaurant he called "The Bistro," it was located somewhere in New York, and he did not always love his job.

Now The Waiter has a new book out based on the blog. "Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter" is on sale Tuesday.

The kind of things he says:
"Twenty percent of diners are psychopaths. The rest just want to go out to eat. But people walk in on a Saturday night, the place is packed, they have no reservations, and they say, "I want the best table in the house. I'm friends with the owner. Make it happen." I'd have people slam the door, make a scene. You are a servant when you're a waiter, but you're not a slave."