There was a time when the phrase "Would you like fries with that?" was a running joke lampooning jobs in the food service industry, but no longer. With so many positions disappearing in other industries, people are more willing to do what it takes to put food on their own table-including putting food on someone else's.
I admit to looking back fondly at my own food service days; one of the best jobs I ever had was working at Baskin Robbins. Everyone's in a good mood when they come in to buy ice cream, and the sampling perks were unsurpassed.