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Top annoying thing waiters do.

Posted by Stephen Meuse  April 29, 2011 12:15 PM

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Thank you is gone missing. Anyone noticed? Andrew O'Hagan, in a Short Cuts piece in this week's London Review of Books has, viz.

Harold Pinter once remarked that a writer who stops taking buses is likely to lose touch with the people’s speech. I can’t say whether this was true or not in Pinter’s case, though I was with him once in the Café Anglais when he took exception to the waiter’s way of speaking.

PINTER: I’ll have the fish toast with the parmesan custard.

WAITER: No problem.

PINTER: I wasn’t anticipating one.

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