Just saw the movie Waiting on DVD. As a matter of fact, I liked it so much I bought it.
This movie, while it does egaggerate some things, is totally what it's like to wait tables. That's what makes it so funny, because it's so true.
From the waitress who's sweet as honey while at her tables ("A hot fudge sundae? Wow! That does sound good! I'll be right back with that for you!") and gripes about them when she reaches the kitchen ("Like that fat fucking bitch needs to be eating dessert!") to what could happen to your food if you treat your server like shit. I won't tell you what they do to this woman's meal, but it's totally revolting and it underscores the cardinal rule of dining in restaurants: Never, ever fuck with people who handle your food.
What happens when the waitstaff is forced to sing the "birthday song" is totally dead-on accurate. When we see people with baloons that say "Happy Hirthday" we all groan, because we know that we're gonna have to perform like monkeys without the benefit of an organ grinder.
And just like it's portrayed in the movie, we all hate waiting on foreigners.
If you've ever waitied tables in a restaurant, you will totally relate to this movie.