How long do you wait to be served?
|Is five minutes long enough? Ten?|
“Sit anywhere you want,” said the bartender when we walked into the saloon-restaurant on 39th Street.
There was a table by the window, so my friend and I took seats and watched the waitress at the other end of the restaurant talk on her cell phone while polishing silverware with a rag. She looked over in our direction without an acknowledgment. I realized at that moment that we wouldn’t be eating there.