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Saturday, April 23, 2005
 
Mitch and Me

Atrios has a little post up about Mitch Albom's reprimand for faking a column. Dr. Black seems to think that it likely has something to do with Albom's arrogance developed since he hit the big leagues.

I will be happy to let everybody know that Albom was an arrogant prick 16 years ago when I had a handful of brushes with him.

In 1988 and 1989 I was waiting tables during summer breaks at a very popular restaurant in Detroit. Albom was a fairly regular customer, who was treated as a VIP because he was the lead sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press. (This was long before he made his mark nationally.)

He was demeaning and rude to the staff and he was a lousy tipper.

It's an odd phenonmena that food service professionals remember the jerks they served long after the memories of pleasurable customers have slipped away.

Strongly edited to clarify late night, beer induced ranting and rambling.
 
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