So I waited on someone famous the other day. Not like superstar paparazzi lovin' mega Hollywood star kinda famous, but a notable Broadway performer. He was in a Pulitzer Prize winning musical a few years ago. I think he has some Tony nominations and shit and I even have some of his recordings. I have always really liked the guy. So I waited on him. And didn't even freakin' realize it was him until he handed me his credit card at the end of the night and I saw his name. He was with two other people, right? And the club has a two drink minimum per person, right? Well, this guy was singing in the show so he didn't have to have the minimum but the other two did. But they didn't. They wanted water which does not count towards the minimum because it's free, you know? At the end of the night I put all the minimum charges on their bill and gave it to them. Well, Mr. Broadway wouldn't have that. He said that since he was in the show that night, his friends shouldn't have to pay the minimum either. Uh, okay? So we took it off the bill. Why is it the people who can afford shit always get it for free? It happens all the time in restaurants. Some big shot famous person will come in and order a bunch of crap and then the manager will comp it all so big shot famous person will come back in sometime. Hello? They're rich. They can afford it.
Think of the Oscars. Don't all those presenters get bags and bags of free shit? Watches, computers, iPods, soaps, jewelry, condoms, puppies... They get free shit even though they could walk their ass to Wal-Mart and pay for it themselves with their Platinum American Express. Or at least pout it on lay-away. It's not fair.
Anyhoo, this guy was famous. And you know what? He was nice. He said please and thank you and left me a good tip (after I took off half his bill). I was just happy he wasn't like so many famous people who piss on their servers and wait for us to kiss their ass. He showed me that (moderately successful Broadway) famous actors (who pop up on Law and Order or a movie once in a while) can be cool. Life is good. God bless us. Everyone.
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