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Comment of the Day: $1,000 Is a Lot of Money to a Lot of People

Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch.

Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.

In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.

Today Katharine Shilcutt covered the walk-out over at Ruggles due to alleged non-payment of tips. She talked to chef and owner Bruce Molzan, who tried to explain the situation.

His explanation didn't do it for commenter Chuck:

"...There's not a single person that's owed over $1,000."

I know a few people for whom being short $1,000 on pay would not be much of a hardship. None of them work as servers in the restaurant industry. The fact that a chef could say something like that with a straight face is mind-blowing, and also very telling.


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