"Their [the waiters'] eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet - pate, Whitstable oysters, a sole, filet mignon, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes."
S. J. Perelman, ‘The Rising Gorge’ (1961)
“Waiter! Waiter! WA-Y-TER!.....Is that beef killed for my porterhouse steak I ordered last week?”
George G. Foster, columnist (1814-1856)
“Dinner PartiesThe best number for a dinner-party is two: myself and a damn good head waiter.”
Nubar Gulbenkian (‘Observer’, 1965)
“The age of your children is a key factor in how quickly you are served in a restaurant. We once had a waiter in Canada who said, 'Could I get you your check?' and we answered, 'How about the menu first?'”
Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)
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