"Heartache, despair, with every day a battle, every day, a practice or I lose against the demons. It's all I thought about. All I paced about," writes Altucher.
"But suddenly everything changed. I was walking around the Bowery and wandered into a restaurant supply store. Everything looked so silver and shiny. Everything brought back memories of diners and milkshakes and french fries and sandwiches. I was a little boy in a diner. And then I saw it. The waiter's pad. Ten cents a pad. I bought 100 for $10."
That's another reason the entrepreneur likes waiter's pads: They are nostalgic and comforting.
And, if you go out to eat with a waiter's pad, the servers will most likely take to you, thinking you are one of them, Altucher says, so, "You'll get great service."
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