reply to post by uwascallywabbit
how many of you guys like the flick "Goodfellas"?
i love it, i love the scene where they hit the nightclub and Henry stuffs a Cnote into every hand or pocket that he can find. thats awesome. and stuff
like that really happens, especially in the Italian Dining community. especially in the kind of places with clientelle that enter through the kitchen
to avoid the public.
my background is mixed, i was in IT, and also involved in a (failed) film production company.
Me and my boys would leave work and head into the club district to a sushi and sofa bar called Rue.
every time i stepped in to this SLAMMIN club, i got a sofa. i wasnt trapped outside looking at a velvet rope and steroid addicted bouncer... and i
wasnt leaning against a wall with no place to put my gin.
i got a sofa, every time. AND IM A NOBODY
1st: up to the sushi bar and throw a 20 in Han's bowl. Han would be like "YOURE BACK!" and he would start trying to feed me, Im telling him NO NO NO
im gonna eat later, and before i can get Han to stop being nice to me, my crew is shoving 20's in his bowl as well.
theres 5 of us talking movie crap, every time we hit Rue Han is up a Cnote BEFORE HE STARTS WORKING.
if you use this custom (tipping) in the right way, it can help you out with your public performances...
2 blind dates, one ends with you, the guy, complaining about a 20 dollar tip and leaving 10 (way to impress that date)
the other date starts with the service staff beaming at you and saying oh mr smith YOURE BACK! right this way. (now you havent done anything but shes
find a house you can trust and keep the wheels greased, you will always be welcome, and your clients, dates, dates MOTHERS, etc will think better of
you for being thought well of by the staff, who is clearly overjoyed to see you.
ive waited on 2 cast members from the Munsters (granpa and eddie), countless baseball guys, that hot nascar brunette (i cant recall her name) ive been
Stan Musial's waiter more times than i can count (he doesnt get out much anymore) August Busch fed me shrimp THAT HE COOKED at a charity bar-b-q in
ive waited on DON KING twice, that guy is HILARIOUS in real life. he wears an american flag tie pin made from diamonds rubies and saphires that is the
size of your HAND (without fingers).
i walk up and do my intro thing and Don interupts me, i wish i could quote exact, i can get close...
"you gonna be bring me a champange, you gonna bring him a champagne, you gonna bring me a cappucino, you gonna bring him a cappucino, you gonna bring
us both a shrimp cocktail, we dont wanna see no menu, we want the best from the chef because we gonna eat like kings and we gonna drink like kings and
we aint gonna worry about no money... " (and then much louder) "WE AINT GONNA WORRY ABOUT NO MONEY!"
after a boxing match (spinks vs some russian) Don was back in the house late, it was way after closing and we were only open special for celebs..
half the room is stlouis, spinks people and promoters, the other half of the room all russian, everyone is wearing sunglasses at 230 in the
the party was for locals, but the russians found out that they werent invited and CRASHED IT.
by the time it was all said and done, my boss made ME go drop the check on DON KING.
this dinner tab was just over 8 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Don smiled broadly and without flinching or displaying anykind of self concious anything, said to me in a loud clear voice, "Now you know a black man
aint got no money!"
and he slid the bill to the surprised russian boxing promoter, who suddenly looked slightly less pleased with himself...
one of the guys i used to wait on regularly in the 1990s was an exmobster. not a wanna be who saw the godfather too many times, but a real life
"goodfella". now that he was outside again he was legit, but old habits die hard. he was a GREAT GUY to wait on
im not going to give you a name or anykind of identifying ANYTHING. this guy is way too cool to disrespect even casually..
they would give him and his date my 6 top, because it was a nice table, and i would try to say hello.
he would interupt me with money in his hand, a 50 usually
"this table is so nice what you coulda put a whole family around here huh? but me, i quit drinkin ya know and she only eats a little salad about once
a month maybe (laugh).. so if we do a little flat bread, and a San Pelligrino i might as well just ROB YOU right? i mean you coulda sold 6 specials
and 2 bottles of wine here RIGHT? So just because they like me YOU gotta get short fifty bucks ?? TAKE IT TAKE IT TAKE IT
the tip money i spent on bills and stuff
the life lessons on how to be a big dog when you wanna be EVEN IF YOURE A NOBODY LIKE ME?
edit on 28-8-2012 by uwascallywabbit because: spelling