April 18, 2012
All The Worlds a Stage...Lights, Curtain, Restaurant
Here's another photo of the front of the house except now there are people on the stage. Just like at a play, you have to pay to take part in this show. Except instead of buying a ticket first, you pay after. In a play your entertained and in a restaurant you are fed. So elegant or plain, clean or dirty, where you eat your meal is always called front of the house.
Years ago when I was working at a hotel restaurant in Denver there was a little old Italian man who was the dishwasher. I wish I could remember his name. He was wiry and wrinkled and kind. He gave me this advice. (I think I was complaining about my money or lack of.) Anyway, I remember he stopped washing a pot and looked at me as I was whining.
He said "You will always have bills. No matter how much money you have, you will still have troubles. So just enjoy what you have now." Then he went back to scrubbing. A fitting end to the play. And he was right.