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Our topic for discussion is a good one. We’ll be discussing wait staff and the labor issues they face as they cater to every one of our fussy whims in D.C.’s dining rooms.

Y&H is no labor expert, of course. But I’ve dabbled in doing the dining room two-step for ungrateful customers. I’ve also received more than an earful from diners who think it’s their God-given right to stiff a server if, for instance, the waiter gets too busy to refill those precious water glasses in a timely fashion. I also know there are few official courses to train people to become good, knowledgable servers, which is, in part, why Americans have so little respect for the job.

We’ll be discussing all of this, and more, at noon today on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU, 88.5 FM. Be sure to call with your questions: 1-800-433-8850.

Photo courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives