The first and the last date started here.

Nobody fell in love.

Nobody felt comfortable.

Nobody proposed marriage.

But the borscht was good.

S. L. Ehrisman (c) 11/11/10


I don’t think your kids are cute.

In fact, I don’t think about them at all. They are not mine.

I do however get upset when they whack me in the nuts while I am trying to take your order.

and they are messy.

Do us both a favor. Leave them at home next time.

S. L. Ehrisman (c) 11/9/10

I debated how I wanted to do this. I wanted to talk about my experiences as a full-time waiter in Sioux Falls. I have worked in restaurants on and off for almost 22 years. Seen a lot of things. But when you deal with the public on a daily basis, you get a true lesson in sociology. I don’t want to piss and moan, so I decided to do this in the form of poetry. I am going to call the series ‘The Ugly Table’ which I may explain someday. But not today.


A dollar over 10% is not 15%

It is a dollar over 10%

You may have thought you tricked me, or hoodwinked me, but you just insulted me.

If your bill is $60. Your tip is not $7.

Let’s get out the calculator.

It is $9.

When you wash your clothes, do you use the correct amount of detergent? Or just a $1 over?

You have dirty clothes.

S. L. Ehrisman (c) 11/8/10