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More on the Evil Waiter at New Green Bo

Jim Leff | Aug 18, 2002 12:14 AM

Went to New Green Bo last night, to verify that the Evil Waiter is still there.

He is.

First, kudos to my friend Tim, who's got an odd mind for detail (great guy to have along at dinner...he reliably remembers who had how many pieces of what, even in large groups), and who noticed that Evil Waiter wears a diamond earing. So if my previous description ("young guy who never smiles, looks physically incapable of it, as if he's had the corners of his mouth botoxed") doesn't do it for you, just watch for that earring. And be sure to hail any OTHER waiter (they work on team system) for any service needs, in order to avoid the fate of the poster whose message is linked at bottom.

Funny story. As a musician, I sometimes move in seamy circles. And I've learned why seamy people hate to be stared at ("you lookin' at ME?!?", etc). It's not just territoriality, it's that bad people have brought harm to enough people that they have to continually worry about bumping into old victims. They're known as "shifty-eyed" for this reason....they're always scanning the horizons for the violent return of old problems. It's a telltale sign of a nasty "avoid" person.

I was studying Evil Waiter fairly discretely, to try to understand how the restaurant with a staff of incredibly great waiters could possibly have hired the very worst, most awful waiter in town (bringing me considerable anguish)....and I got the Sleaze Reaction from him. Instant lock-on of my sideways gaze, distress quickly masked over, and then a fast flip through his mental database of grudge-holders.

Everybody stare at him. Let's really freak him out. Please, oh please, let's work together and restore New Green Bo to the warm, hip, civil oasis it once was.

Also, what happened to the older guy with the glasses? He was the BEST. He would mist up if gringos ordered really Shanghai items.



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