Saturday night, Kerrie and I went to see Waiting...
I will openly admit that I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this movie since I first saw it's preview several months ago. I, someone who's had to work for dirt wages in the shittiest of dive restaurants, thought this movie was hilarious.
It's a disgusting, over-the-top, gross-out kind of movie and I loved every minute of it. For those of you who don't know, the vast majority of commercial kitchens are not manned by White Coat Re-Re's yelling out things like BAM! and so forth... There are some mean, evil, dark and disturbing people back there folks, and this movie portrayed them in a basic, unfiltered light.
Kerrie made an interesting point, that this was the Food Service equivalent of Office Space. Almost... Office Space is a classic movie, but one that's just a lot of fun. The things that happen in OF never happen in real life. The things that happen in Waiting... do. They REALLY do...
Talking back to managers.
Sex in bathrooms, walk-ins, and occasionally on The Line.
Rampant drug use.
Disregard for food and stupid people.
Working to make enough money just to go out drinking.
You know, I could go on but why? Anyone who knows of my time at Cosmo's knows how evil Food Service can make a person. All in all, if you ever wondered what it might be like to spend a night in Las Vegas with Jeb and Edwards - this movie is a hilariously accurate peak into a very disturbing world.