Friday, July 21
A COMMON SIGHT
in downtown Philadelphia, the ubiquitous lunch truck! Or booth or stand or whatever. Also common is the friendly good-nature of those who work in them. Why, I don't know. It cannot be much fun to stand in a hot cramped booth all day. The cookshop chef gets snarly when there are too many people (i.e. any) distracting her in her kitchen. Which was once described by a poetical-minded contractor as not only just eat-in size but waltz-in! (He was a little over-optimistic but still...) These lunch truck chefs are taking orders, preparing food, making change and keeping up cheerful conversation all at the same time, in a confined space. What talent!