Counter Culture

Today I called in sick, and during my day of guzzling tea, dipping into my Pooh-sized stash of honey, playing Final Fantasy X-2 (oh, have I mentioned I’m a complete dork?) and generally festering around as a sick person does, I was reading an article in my latest issue of BUST magazine about Candacy Taylor’s multimedia project called Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress. The article features a small sample of Taylor’s work documenting the mature diner waitresses that bring us food and coffee, tell us about their ex-husbands and put up with our shit along the roads that criss-cross America.

You can see Taylor’s waitresses and read what they have to say about serving coffee and other things at There’s even audio clips, which truly makes Taylor’s work “multimedia.” You probably won’t look at your local IHOP waitress the same.


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