My late brother Corey ran the Alma Pizza Parlour for years, quite successfully, but without people like his longtime love Carletta, he wouldn’t have had as much luck. Sure, Corey served sometimes, but Carletta and others did the heavy work in that area, and they made sure the restaurant’s customers were happy.
Yeah, people go to restaurants mostly for the food, but without servers to bring you your food and drinks and ensure you’re enjoying your dining experience, you might as well just sell pickup and delivery orders only, which defeats the purpose of getting out of the house.
So why am I talking about servers? Because January is National be Kind to Food Servers Month (though that really should be a year-round thing; don’t piss off the people with access to your food). Today I honor those hardworking people like Carletta … and if they’re bringing pie, all the better (today is National Pie Day).
I'm a retiree in his seventies. That may not be significant to many, since there is a bunch of us Baby Boomers around. However, in the year 2,000, when I received a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, I expected to be dead in three to five years.