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In Defense of the Notoriously Arrogant French Waiter

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The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting article about the culture of French waiters.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-defense-of-the-notoriously-arrogant-french-waiter-1424371178

I used to be intimidated by French waiters. They seemed so sleek and snappy—and, indeed, they seemed to snap at people a great deal for reasons that I, as an expat American, could not fathom. Much like having an LAPD patrol car drive up next to me on the California freeway, having a French waiter draw up to my table made me nervous. In their eyes, I felt, I was forever doing something wrong. Over time, though, I came to recognize—and to appreciate—their oddly expressed eagerness to please; their expertise; their agility, and the beauty of what they provide and the way that they provide it...

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