Service Staff Haiku

Let’s take a break from the usual bread-and-butter restaurant posts. Instead, I’d like to share a haiku with you… one that was recited by a poet during Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2009. I liked it so much I quickly wrote it down (while I was sitting in the audience) before it slipped from my memory. And I’m glad I can now share it here.

This post is dedicated to all the waiters and service staff who’ve worked so hard in what’s sometimes a thankless job. On this front, I’d like to thank all of you for making my food journey in Australia so incredible.


Haiku For Waiting Staff

Know my service name,

order a smile from my face

THEN… ask for your food.

~ Benjamin ‘IQ’ Sanders
Created for the waiters and bartenders working at Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2009.

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