Waiting for Godot’s Tip


Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. These are from the 30 nissaggiyas. This is where 10. Not to appoint a kappiya on his own, nor to be too pushy with a kappiya who is supposed to provide something. took me.

Waiting for Godot’s Tip

some people

you know

expect to be thanked

just for sitting at a table

if you don’t say

thank you for eating here

thank you for looking at the menu

they start making demands

with their eyes

mind you

you know

they expect you to know

what they want

expect you to apologize

if the specials aren’t special enough

if you don’t

bring water fast enough

they are waving their hands

you know

I try this for an hour

keep track of every little motion

ever wrinkle of the brow

to stay on top of their needs

to fulfill

because that is my job


that is the job of the world

to be constantly aware

and ready of fulfill

unspoken desires

all for lousy 10%

you know

most days it isn’t worth it

but it’s better than

starving right

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