@ejcsanfran Yes, yes, I'm very familiar with "If a bagel tastes good, it's inauthentic."
COMMENT ABOUT NEW YORKNESS RE. BAGELS.
COMMENT ABOUT ETHNICITY RE. BAGELS.
@ianmac47 omg my pot is so filthy :)
But Diet Coke indisputably tastes better from a soda fountain than it does from a can or bottle
WAIT WHAT NO ARE YOU FUCKING INSANE
I fully support an Internet that consists solely of credulous tech-industry propaganda and takedowns of credulous tech-industry propaganda.
I love everything about this.
man, Amy Sedaris hates this interviewer, huh?
@jfruh: Yeah, I do. My experience -- which by no means indicative of everyone's, obviously -- is that you can make a perfectly good wage based on tips, and that in fact my co-workers and I always felt like we made pretty good money, and not just good money but cash in hand. I mean, food service people complain plenty, but I honestly don't remember any of us complaining about how much we were making, at any of the places I worked. On certain shifts, maybe, in certain sections, but it evened out pretty rapidly.
There's a real vitality that comes from scooping up bills when you turn a table, or seeing the numbers on the credit card slip. It's what makes the job fun. Sometimes you get stung, but that's part of the gig. Maybe it's just that I'm exceptionally good-looking (if so, no one has ever apprised me of this) or that I was an exceptionally good waiter (I was very good, but I worked with plenty of people who were just as good or better), but I never felt like it was mathematically feasible for one of my employers to consistently pay me in wages as much as I could make in tips. And getting $n per hour would have taken a lot of the game and play out of it. The flip side of getting stiffed is when you just rock a table and they leave you 50 percent-plus.
I dunno. There is a part of me that wishes I still waited tables, because I've never had another job that so effectively combined rhetoric and theater and dancing and physical activity and speed and memorization brain games -- WHERE YOU ARE REWARDED FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH MONEY. I try to envision it being as enjoyable without getting tips, but it's hard to imagine.
Yeah but can you give me a really good reason why I shouldn't commit murder, if I feel like it?
@robotosaur Their tagline should really be "Hey, at least we're not Reddit."