I’ve just got through a full season of working as a cater waiter. For those in the nyc hospitality industry at the front and back of house, I want you to know that I never worked a full on season, while in college I would take days off in December for volleyball or finals, and at the tail-end of working my first full season I opted to join the office instead of staying on the floor.

I would love to bless everyone we know in the industry, till’ next season!

Now, for the real reason behind this post: to discuss a topic that is of the outmost importance to me, maybe a few die-hard wizards and whovians, or maybe a few die-hard cater waiters

Who was the better butler: Doctor Who or Neville Longbottom?

That was Neville Longbottom at Professor Slughorn’s party in A Half-Blood Prince. I have to admit that on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the best and 5 being the worst, Neville is an overall 3. We should admit that Neville’s hair and face are clean-cut, it’s a classy look in the industry, but his uniform is oversized and he held a tray with both hands. Any vet on the floor would easily noticed this is Neville’s first time out on there.

We shouldn’t be to hard on Neville for his waiter skills, he did achieve this moment.

As for Doctor Who in Rise of the Cybermen:

He’s a 2 overall. His hair is acceptable and face is clean-cut. We have to admire his ability to maintain an excellent balance of all his glassware, smoothly butlers half his drinks while justifying his decision to come to the party as waiters to Rose, and still manages to bring out a hint of wit from Rose because of his conversation with Lucy. Any seasoned waiter has to be impressed.

The only reason he isn’t a 1 is because of his lack of attention to guest, even if he was saving the human race in a parallel universe.

lucas porfiglio is a writer and photographer based in brooklyn

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