Anonymous Waiters of the World Unite

"Reader’s Digest gets the scoop on what’s really going on in restaurants" is how the story is billed, but "Reader’s Digest collects 20 mildly amusing anecdotes from anonymous sources" is a bit more accurate. It's entertaining browsing, but not particularly life changing:

"We’re not allowed to tell our customers we don’t like a dish. So if you ask your server how something is and she says, 'It’s one of our most popular dishes,' chances are she doesn’t like it. —Waitress at a well-known pizza chain"

Question: At what "well-known pizza chain" is a customer likely to need the specialized expertise of the waitstaff in order to order correctly?

That said, it's hard not to enjoy (or believe) item #9:

"I knew one guy—he was a real jerk—he’d go to Costco and buy this gigantic carrot cake for $10 and tell us to say it’s homemade. Then he sold it for $10 a slice. —Steve Dublanica, veteran New York waiter and author of 'Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip—Confessions of a Cynical Waiter’”

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