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A tall order: The challenges of being a state dinner waiter at the White House

From The Washington Post:

White House State Dinner Waiters Dish On Hospitality Under Pressure

By Robin GivhanWashington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

 To be a waiter working amid Washington’s power brokers means having one’s Social Security number screened weekly, if not daily. It means not flinching in dismay when lawmakers — more concerned with sobriety than respectful of vintage — order white wine with ice. (Oh yes, dear oenophiles, it’s true.) And it means not letting one’s nerves run amok and one’s hands go shaky when serving red wine or sizzling mole to the leader of the free world.

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I love the three rules:  “Rule No. 1: Don’t gawk at the guests. Rule No. 2: Don’t talk to the guests unless necessary. Rule No. 3: Don’t hover”.


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