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Teaser Tuesday: Waiter Rant

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica"I'm very protective toward customers for whom eating at The Bistro's a monetary stretch. Sure, I don't make a lot of money off them, but it's a rare chance to make someone's evening special."

     p. 78, Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica

I was a fan of the Waiter Rant blog well before the then-anonymous author got a book contract, which makes for a somewhat unsatisfactory reading experience now that it's in book form. There's a fair bit of new material, but a lot of the book has been taken right from the original blog postings, so there's a definite feeling of familiarity. But it's worth reading again; Dubianica is a good writer, and his stories of dealing with the "socially maladjusted psychopaths" that made up a small but significant percentage of his customers are entertaining.  And it's worth being reminded how difficult a job waiting tables can be, if only to keep me on my best behavior when I eat out.


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