Aug 13, 2006

Name tags

Why don't we have a Peking Pizza here in Peking with a delivery boy like Norm Phipps? It makes me feel a little gypped.

On the subject of restaurant employee nametags, the other night I ate at a pathetic imitation of a Thai restaurant, the Banana Leaf. (In restrospect, I should have read this review first.) Although I was disappointed by their food, the saving grace of the restaurant was that they made me laugh as I left after the meal.

In the lobby, three waitresses were lined up side-by-side, thanking customers for their business as they left. Across the girls' lapels, each wore an identical nametag, printed in bold 50-point font, which read "HORTESS".

I couldn't stop laughing for several minutes. Even if I would have had my camera with me I couldn't have held it still to take a clear photo of the trio. Maybe I'll go back there someday just for a yuk.


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