>I am a server.
I do not have a preferred nomenclature. Listen, you don’t wait tables for ten years without developing a thick skin. Besides, we are a crucial part of the pecking order – we are the Greek chorus.
We are the eyes and ears.
I work in finer dining. I think it’s critical to distinguish this from, say, coffeeshops and gaudy chain restaurants, because the expectations and the clientele are totally different—they reveal different things about humanity. But compared to the heavy-hitting fine dining of celebrity chef hoo-haw places, mine is pretty casual. Thus the finer dining.
I am working on a graphic novel about waitressing with my friend Chantal Defelice. She is amazing. This is a place for me to organize waitressing stories and rant. Enjoy. Well, that’s not really happening right now, but you should still go look at her art. It’s incredible!