“Sigrid, back in the days before you decided on a career behind the stick...“
“Hold it right there, huh? Being a bartender’s not a career, and I didn’t decide on it.”
“Of course not. Nobody does, not in New York. You decide on a career in the arts, and you wait tables to make ends meet, and it begins to dawn on you that bartenders make more money and don’t have to work as hard, plus they never get yelled at for dropping a whole tray of pasta dishes full of people from Ridgeway, New Jersey-“
“Did that happen to you?”
“No, but it could have.”
(from The Burglar On The Prowl, by Lawrence Block)
8*/10. The full review is here.