UnderCover Waitress: Welcome to My Home

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welcome to My Home

People eat out for many reasons, hunger being just one. Eating out is a form of entertainment and a social event. Restaurant workers put on a bit of a show for their customers. In the theater of the restaurant industry, customers are honored guests in our home and come to join us for a meal.

Remember the last time a good friend visited for a home-cooked meal? Perhaps you were upstairs putting the finishing touches on your appearance. Putting in earrings, blotting lipstick, and making sure hair is perfectly kept when the doorbell rang.

Your adult child graciously opens the door and you hear her warmly greet your friend. "Welcome!" she exclaims. "Please come in and have a seat. Mom (or Dad)  will be down in just a few minutes, but I can get you a glass of water now."

You are pleased with what a polite adult your child has grown into, and how well she answered the door. Smoothing your front, you walk gracefully into the room and greet your honored guest with a warm smile.

"Hello, how are you this evening?" you say in your most charming voice.

Without rising, your guest replies, "Hungry. Can we get bread and I want a drink."

And so the illusion is shattered.

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