|I was eating alone in a diner as I often did. The place was almost empty
as it usually was at that time of night and the waitress was sitting at
the counter near the cash register with coffee and a cigarette. It
occurred to me that it was a familiar scene.
When she came to my booth I asked, "Do all waitresses smoke?"
She said, "Yes, and all cooks drink, and all dish washers eat food from the