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C.A. Pinkham is a former server who somehow fell ass-backwards into this whole getting paid to make words good thing. He will blog for and about food.
C.A. Pinkham’s Recent Articles
Mar 8, 2019
True Tales of the Cheapest Restaurant Customers Ever
At the risk of surprising absolutely nobody, sometimes restaurant customers are just phenomenal cheapskates.
Oct 31, 2018
Legit Reasons to Ask to Speak to a Restaurant Manager
"I'd like to speak to a manager."
Sep 12, 2018
11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times
While every restaurant worker's experience is different, there are some commonalities all servers share.
Sep 11, 2018
The Most Ridiculous Things Servers Have Overheard in Restaurants
A restaurant server's job involves more than simply bringing food to a table and clearing plates.
Sep 7, 2018
34 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to a Restaurant Server
Servers hear a lot of the same stuff from customers over and over and over.
May 2, 2018
How to Be Your Server's Favorite Customer
Despite what some (probably terrible) people think, servers do a lot more than bring food and bills.
Apr 26, 2018
When Is It OK to Stiff a Restaurant Server?
“Is it ever OK not to tip your server?”
Mar 27, 2018
The 10 Inalienable Rights of Every Restaurant Customer
Restaurant customers can often be the lowest of the low -- this is undeniably true.
Jan 12, 2018
The 7 Restaurant Customers You Meet In Hell
There are a lot of terrible restaurant customers out there, and they can be terrible in a lot of different ways.
Dec 22, 2017
Major Holidays, Ranked by How Much They Suck for Restaurant Servers
With a few notable exceptions, working a holiday at a restaurant is genuinely atrocious.
Dec 8, 2017
Legitimate Reasons to Get Mad at Your Restaurant Server
We talk a lot about terrible restaurant customers, and with good reason: restaurant customers can be awful and horrible, and often lose their tempers for no reason at all.
Dec 1, 2017
2017’s TV Dads Ranked by Their Parenting Skills
Dads have played an outsized role in TV history; some of the most memorable characters ever have been largely defined by their dad-hood.
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