Worth The Wait

Waitresses totally get the shaft.

Tori Amos sang of wanting to kill one. Rude customers always talk down to them. About the only upbeat foodservice tale we know of is Adrienne Shelley's 2007 movie "Waitress."

Until now.

Thanks to Maine's own EllieAnna Purse Co., waitresses have something to smile about. As a former waitress/bartender/food schlepper, the Maven is WILD about this "Waitress Notepad List Taker," which is essentially a pretty fabric wrap with room for a pen, notebook and the day's special list. Moms and coupon-cutters will love its versatility, as well. And at $14, it's a steal.

Here's a tip: buy your own on Etsy. Oh, and next time you go out to eat, leave 25 percent. Just because.

In other excellent news, Maine native Elizabeth Strout has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel "Olive Kitteridge." Read the Christian Science Monitor story here.


Sly said...

It's adorable! And yes, it would've been helpful to have while waiting tables.

PatM said...

Hey hey wait a minute. Joni Mitchell praised (sort of) waitresses in Barangrill.

Three waitresses all wearing
Black diamond earrings
Talking about zombies
and Singapore slings
No trouble in their faces
Not one anxious voice
None of the crazy you get
From too much choice
The thumb and the satchel
Or the rented Rolls-Royce
And you think she knows something
By the second refill
You think she's enlightened
As she totals your bill
You say "show me the way
To Barangrill"

Well some say it's in service
They say "humble makes pure"
You're hoping it's near Folly
'Cause you're headed that way for sure
And you just have to laugh
'Cause it's all so crazy
Her mind's on her boyfriend
And eggs over easy
It's just a trick on you
Her mirrors and your will
So you ask the truck driver
On the way to the till
But he's just a slave
To Barangrill

The guy at the gaspumps
He's got a lot of soul
He sings Merry Christmas for you
Just like Nat King Cole
And he makes up his own tune
Right on the spot
About whitewalls and windshields
And this job he's got
And you want to get moving
And you want to stay still
But lost in the moment
Some longing gets filled
And you even forget to ask
"Hey, Where's Barangrill?"

Yay Joni.

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