Chris Pratt recounts eating food off customer's plates as a waiter

If you've ever worked in restaurants, you know that waiting tables can be tough work.

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However, a fringe benefit of the job is the possibility of free food — a scrap from a kind chef, or, if you're really hungry/desperate/dismissive of standard hygiene procedures, a customer's partially eaten leftovers.

Before he made it big, Chris Pratt worked in the restaurant service industry and it turns out he had quite a few tricks for getting fed on the job.

The Passengers actor recounts on The Graham Norton Show one incident in particular involving a 32 oz. steak, an elderly woman, and a Pomeranian.

Spoiler: Two steaks for Pratt, and none for the poor Pomeranian.

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