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Patrons of French Quarter cafe The Almond Teet, have been left anxious and confused as waitress Jess Hamilton (26) has begun relying heavily on her memory skills and is taking orders without a pen and paper.
Since opening in 2015, The Almond Teet is a proudly alternate food destination that according to it’s mission statement, likes to do things a bit differently, serving the exact same type of over-priced food on mismatched plates as every other cafe in the gentrified neighbourhood.
In an extension of the cafe’s relaxed atmosphere, many of the wait staff elect to take their orders without a pen and paper, causing an unwanted side-effect as the diners practice the speech they will make when they are inevitably delivered the wrong thing.
Ever-confident, Hamilton states her diners need not worry as she has the cognitive function necessary to commit an order to memory.
“I am an actor, I can recite whole Shakespeare scripts, pretty sure I can remember if someone asked for coconut milk,” stated Hamilton with a thespian’s flair.
“All the staff here are actors actually, that must be why we always remember our orders.”
It is unknown at this time whether the all-actor wait staff is another gimmick initiated by The Almond Teet or if it is a cold reminder of the impenetrably scarce work available in the performing arts.