Waiter Rant
June 23, 2005 11:37 PM   Subscribe

Nunc Dimittis. My favorite waiter-blogger's finest piece so far.
posted by growabrain (22 comments total)
Quite moving. Nice to read about the bigger things sometimes.
posted by slimslowslider at 11:46 PM on June 23, 2005

A wonderful and poignant piece of writing. I like his Gringo Cracker story as well. How cool that is, a waiter blog!
posted by nickyskye at 12:18 AM on June 24, 2005

[this is good]
posted by weston at 12:19 AM on June 24, 2005

congratulations to this man

He conferred more faith and belief in god in that one story than countless sermons.

(On a personal note I believe in god because in god allows me to be more. I can't say it any clearer than that)
posted by Rubbstone at 2:22 AM on June 24, 2005

Best of the web.
posted by ruddhist at 2:37 AM on June 24, 2005

Thanks much. Reminds me why I'm always kind to priests/ministers. Nice to read of the real kind for a change, instead of the looney ones on TV and in the news.

The Real Christ is the one in your heart.
posted by Goofyy at 3:03 AM on June 24, 2005

Made me cry. Thanks for the post.

There's a banner on the side of the road on my way to work. I just had to follow the URL... "God is still speaking" was too tempting.

I was expecting the worst, but the message of inclusivity I found on the site was powerful for me, and I see that (powerful message, inclusivity) in this story. The author's pain standing there with the cup of ice... tangible, immediate. Thanks again.
posted by tarheelcoxn at 3:12 AM on June 24, 2005

growabrain: Nice find!
posted by alumshubby at 3:37 AM on June 24, 2005

That was fantastic.
posted by mathowie at 9:49 AM on June 24, 2005

You made this crusty old atheist sniffle. Beautiful stuff. Thanks for posting this.
posted by frykitty at 10:06 AM on June 24, 2005

Now, years later, God and I sometimes get along.

That’s really good. And I’m a 3rd gen atheist.
posted by signal at 10:13 AM on June 24, 2005

Please go through ALL the archives. "W", (for "waiter") as he is now being called by his many fans, is a terrific writer, and his stories from the front lines of the hospitality biz are usually funny & poignant, touching & accurate.
posted by growabrain at 10:21 AM on June 24, 2005

Very nice.

I used to volunteer at a Big City Hospital and I must say this rang so true.
posted by maggiemaggie at 10:49 AM on June 24, 2005

Thank you growabrain, your post was one of the reasons I trawl the varied links on this site. A gem - the waiter certainly has a gift for writing. Thank you again for the introduction.
posted by adamvasco at 10:53 AM on June 24, 2005

What frykitty and signal said. Thanks for this. (And here I thought it was just going to be a rant about being a waiter...)
posted by languagehat at 11:07 AM on June 24, 2005

Indeed, that was a fantastic post. Thank you.
posted by ashbury at 12:50 PM on June 24, 2005

I have added that blog to my list of links to check on regularly - thank you.
posted by birdsquared at 12:55 PM on June 24, 2005

Heh. Best of the web? Yeah.
posted by klangklangston at 1:50 PM on June 24, 2005

Thanks, growabrain. Also added to my daily reads.
posted by deborah at 3:05 PM on June 24, 2005

Really good stuff, I forget how good Waiter Rant is until a post gets tossed back up here as being particularly notable. He is an excellent writer! Thanks!
posted by fenriq at 4:34 PM on June 24, 2005

Thank you so much, growabrain. I'm going to enjoy reading his other posts.
posted by melissa may at 5:23 PM on June 24, 2005

Excellent choice growabrain. Thanks.
posted by peacay at 11:28 PM on June 24, 2005

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