Waiter Rant

I just finished reading Waiter Rant, by Steve Dublanica, and really enjoyed it.  It’s basically the book I’ve wanted to write about all my hotel front desk stories, but from a waiter’s point of view.  He blogs as well.  I always hate when someone does what I wanted to do, and does it better.  Very depressing.  I’m still going to try my front desk book, however.  If nothing else, I figure it will give me some writing practice while simultaneously amusing me.  That’s got to be worth something.

But back to the book, I couldn’t believe how many times people were just plain old dillholes.  There was one story where a woman patron suffered a stroke mid-meal.  As paramedics are working on her in the back of the restaurant, waiting customers are complaining and demanding tables in the back.  They could care less that a woman may be dying, they had reservations for 7:30, damn it!  Seriously, what is wrong with people?  What happened to compassion for our fellow man?

“Dillhole” is one of those words that I use from time to time without really thinking about it.  I Googled it to make sure it wasn’t anything too horrible (it is).  Turns out, it isn’t a real word.  It was created by Beavis and Butthead writers because “dickhole” couldn’t be said over television.  Huh.  You learn something new everyday.  Or at least I do.  Perhaps you already knew about that.

What do you think?