In a fine country pub in Lancashire I over heard:
Him (to the waitress in a broad Lancashire accent):
"Did you forget to take our order for the tart?"
Waitress: "Sorry I missed your order."
Him:" "It's ok now we'll just take our bill."
Waitress: "Are you sure?"
Him: "Yes it's ok."
Waitress walks off... Him to his wife:"Why do they all have to be foreign?"
The waitress on this occasion was from the Czech republic I believe. Casual daft racism aside, why are so many waiters and waitresses not from originally this country? Well because you can't get the staff over here that's why. (I wanted to tell him but didn't). In my experience as a punter (and generalising of course), foreign waiters tend to work harder and to take the job very seriously - in that it's a proper career rather than a stop gap whilst studying. It's even more the case in Michelin star restaurants, very few would seem to run at all without importing foreign staff members, especially sommeliers it seems.
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To start with we all had some cocktails.
For me a fabulous Rum & Raisin Old Fashioned.
Celeriac soup Crisp Kale, Golden Raising & Violet Mustard.
Brûlée Coconut Ice Cream, Cumin Short Bread.
I spent more than I anticipated (approx £50 per head and it was my turn to pay, this included a cocktail, wine and dessert wine.) But all was good. We said our goodbyes to Manchester's Best Waitress until next time and made our way home for a snooze on the sofa. There are not many better ways I can think of spending a Sunday.
Soundtrack: Happy People - R Kelly.