#7: “A Season in Heck” by Poppy Brite
Synopsis: How not to get ahead in food service: a tale of Rickey and G-man and the rest of the Liquor restaurant crew from an outsider’s perspective.
“I’m kind of scared of Rickey,” Paul admitted. “He’s so… you know… dramatic. I mean, you plate the special wrong, and the next thing you know it’s like a Russian novel around here.”
G-man rubbed his chin thoughtfully, but Paul got the feeling he was trying not to laugh. “Presentation is very important to Rickey,” he said at last.
One of my less favorite Liquor stories holds up well on re-reading. “A Season in Heck” appears in the collection The Devil You Know.