Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- 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!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"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.