(not to be confused with Columbia Room bartender Matt Ficke)– That was an unexpected parenthetical.
Research is faster and easier, requiring fewer lawyers, and is being outsourced to less expensive locales, including West Virginia and overseas. LOL NYTimes. Brings this to mind:
Reading Narcopolis. Addiction literature looks different from this side of the bar. Only the rich can afford surprise and/or meaning. The rich crave meaning. The first thing they ask when faced with eternity, and in fact the last thing, is: excuse me, what does this mean? The poor don’t ask questions, or they don’t ask irrelevant questions. They can’t afford to. All they can...
The most notable risk that Francesca takes is encouraging patrons to drink...– Haters. I don’t really know anything about Spain, but come by the bar for some baller sherry if you’re curious. It’s really good.
Our job, we were told at frequent intervals, is about making people happy. An unremarkable and not particularly unique aspect of the business we have chosen, but it’s a useful reminder. Being away from everything for a week probably helps it stick. There was a panel, “Bringing Service Back”, that was not much more than five people telling everyone for an hour and a half that the key to success is...
Denial and magical thinking are underrated human coping devices in response to...– http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/opinion/sunday/our-ridiculous-approach-to-retirement.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share
Many women have no choice but to quickly return to work because they need the...– For Executive Women, Is Maternity Leave Necessary?-NYT “Oh crap, we wrote a whole article about working mothers and only talked about rich people, this won’t look good.” “No it’s cool, we can just awkwardly mention waitresses or whoever 13 paragraphs in, and then...
We took a dram of rum and enter’d into discourse with one another, on...– Captain George Roberts, describing both the bar business and his experience being held prisoner by the pirate Ned Low in 1721.