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A day in the life of a cloth restaurant napkin.

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A day in the life of a cloth restaurant napkin.

Bellachefa | May 25, 2014 04:46 PM

Two spaces open up at the bar. The barmaid quickly clears the dishes and used napkins from the last patrons, does a quick wipe down with a towel she will use most of the night.

You sit down, and she asks if you'd like a cocktail. She makes you a dry martini and proceeds to peel you a fresh twist. She squeezes a lime into your sparkling water. And hands you a menu, place setting and napkin.

You place the napkin on your lap. You use it to wipe your mouth. You use it to cough into. You use it to wipe your hands after you politely sneezed into your hands. You wipe your mouth.

And you set the napkin next to your plate.

She clears your plate. She clears your napkin.

She wipes down the counter, and begins preparing another customer a martini, with a twist, and a sparkling water with a squeeze of lime.

And the evening continues.

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