Tuesday, December 27, 2005

there are thousands of me out here

I spent a good decade and a half of my life in the service industry - working as a waitress and then moving to the other side of the bar. I was often an easy target for men flying solo and looking for some casual conversation or unrequited crush. So I was glad to see A Regular has posted his New Year's Resolutions for the Single Straight Male Diner on Craigslist. I'm especially in favor of #4:

4) I will always tip at least 20 percent, and more if I'm taking up a whole four-top during a rush.

There's nothing worse than a 3-hour onslaught of personal questions and comments on my "diaphanous" blouse followed by a 25-cent tip and a tale of impecunious woe.