Waiter Rant : Behind the Scenes of Eating Out, Paperback

Waiter Rant : Behind the Scenes of Eating Out Paperback

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Most restaurant customers are nice people, but a few are socially maladjusted psychopaths who relish giving their waiters a hard time.

WAITER RANT gives the inside scoop on what really goes on behind the scenes in a restaurant, how to be a good customer and get great service and why, strangely, a waiter's lifestyle is as addictive as crack cocaine. After training as a priest, working in psychiatric hospitals and nearly having a nervous breakdown by the age of thirty, the Waiter began serving tables.

Seven years later ...he's still figuring out what to do when he grows up, but has survived enough hellish shifts on the restaurant floor, smiling whilst holding burning hot plates and still smiling whilst a customer changes her order for the seventh time, to know a thing or two.

His outrageous anecdotes of appalling customer behaviour show that people are at their worst when being served.

Bad customers get bad service. So if you don't want your waiter to spit in your food, or give you the table next to the toilets on Valentine's Day, the Waiter suggests you follow a few customer rules.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781848540187



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Like a lot of these types of books, it seems to be split into two halves. The first is a rather interesting look at the job of a waiter - difficult customers, frozen food, etc.The second, however, is rather boring. It seems like the author ran out of things to write and instead just ranted on how his staff were jealous that he got a book deal and how he doesn't like his boss. It's almost like it exists only to show them the finger, really.It's not a funny book, or I didn't find it so, but it is worth a read. It's an interesting look at the mishaps that can befall a waiter, although it is primarily about American ones.