Tuesday, September 27, 2005

waitress

i was sitting in a cafe the other day. having just placed my order with the incompetent waitress, i sat ignoring B and V's blather while something gnawed at the edge of my consciousness. after 10 minutes, i realized what it was. a waitress. we had a waitress! everywhere you go in india, you are served exclusively by men, but here, now, was an actual waitress. you do see women working in banks and offices, but never in the service industry. until now. times they are a-changin'. too bad she was terrible at her job.

2 comments:

You know who I am said...

Interesting observation.

Unlike west, waiting tables is considered a lowly job in India.

Anonymous said...

It's not the worst, but in general waiting tables is considered a bad job in the west too.