Your waiter is probably soused
If you’re one of the estimated 15 million Americans with food allergies, a loaded waiter is all it takes to put you in the ground -- and if there’s one thing that restaurant folks like more than tips, it’s substances.
“You don't realize it, but on any given night, your server is likely well on his/her way to [overserving themselves],” explains Carrie, 25, a one-time Long Island waitress. “After 8pm, it was almost impossible to walk past our kitchen without being forced to do a shot with another waiter/bartender/chef.”
Edgar, now 29, worked in an Austin pizza place with a manager who sold [somewhat illegal drugs] out the back, and Matt, 30, routinely smoked [said somewhat illegal drugs] on delivery runs for his Ann Arbor parlor. Matt's line cook regularly blew Oxycontin, so “needless to say, he was prone to erratic behavior”, which just might include accidentally using a peanut oil-tainted knife on your peanut-free meal. No bueno.