I’m kidding with the title. I think women as barmaids and waitresses is great. It’s just that Sri Lanka/Colombo has so few of them. Except O! Bar (at Dutch Hospital) which has girls working the bar and as waitresses. Which I think is commendable. They’re not dolled up or anything, they wear the same uniform and muscle trays and drinks around like everybody else. Very good. But very different.
Reservoir Dogs on the waitressing profession
I was thinking about it and I can’t think of any bar with female waitstaff. Men in sarongs, yes. I can’t even thing of any restaurants. Shruthi says Royal Thai, but I think that’s a Thai thing. Besides that I haven’t heard of any, which is strange. I mean, even at my usual bath kade, the husband cooks and serves and the wife seems to just cook, or watch TV. If the husband is busy I won’t even ask the wife anything, which I haven’t thought of till now. Waitresses are a common sight elsewhere in the world, but not here.
But they should be. They’re not going to turn into prostitutes by being in public, and they might be better at customer service. So good on O! Bar, which is probably the best bar in Colombo anyways.
I mean, Sonia Gandhi was a waitress when she met Rajiv. Why not.