Ask the Waiters

Ask the Waiters

by Elizabeth Challinor

What transforms a clean plate

With food

Into a dirty plate

With leftovers?

The position of the knife and fork?

The amount of time

Cutlery is left idle?

The body posture

Or expression on the diner's face?

Ask the waiters

And while you're at it

Ask them about waste

Elizabeth Challinor