Steve Dublanica



The Waiter waited his first table at age thirty-one. In 2004 the author started his wildly popular blog,, winning the 2006 "Best Writing in a Weblog" Bloggie Award. He is interviewed regularly by major media as the voice for many of the two million waiters in the United States. The Waiter lives in the New York metropolitan area. ...more

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Take Your Hands Away From Your Eyes

“Daddy,” my daughter said. “Is magic real?” 

“You mean like when a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat?”


“That’s not magic,” I said, “That’s an illusion.” 

“What’s an illusion?” 

“Remember how I made that coin disappear?” I said, referring to the only feat of legerdemain I’m capable of. 

“That was cheating!” Natalie said. “You hid the coin in your fingers.” 

“But until I showed you how I did it

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“But seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already”
Steve Dublanica

“The world's a big place. You can't do or be everything, nor should you. Life is bigger than any one man. But when you read about other people's lives, when you read their stories, you catch a glimpse of a world bigger than your own. You may never travel a hundred miles from where you were born, but if you read stories, you'll get to see the entire world.”
The Waiter (Steve Dublanica), Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

“Everyone, no matter what kind of job he or she has, fantasizes about freaking out at work. How many corporate drones, stuck in a boring staff meeting, have had the sudden urge to jump on top of the conference table and start screaming obscenities? Strip off their clothes? Kiss the woman or man next to them? We all have. How many employees joke about shooting the boss or blowing the place up? I’m not suggesting we do any of these things, mind you, but let’s not kid ourselves; we all have a little murder in our heart.”
Steve Dublanica, Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

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