Kina has made a habit for weeks now of drawing elaborate pictures of rainbows and cats and pizza for any restaurant she visits. Invariably, whoever takes the picture from her puts it up on the pass in the kitchen or at the host’s stand at the entrance or next to the Heimlich instructions. It happens with such frequency now that I fully expect her drawings to become a topic of conversation among cooks and servers at the places that cooks and servers go after work—which, presumably, would be a restaurant with a Kina picture behind the bar.
Every card that Kina makes for her friends the servers is signed “FOR YOU FROM KINA”, which I like because it is not nearly as self-centered as an autograph, but rather conveys a sense of personal gratitude—which is the intended effect. It makes me want to eat out more often, and I hope it makes you want to draw little pictures for your servers at restaurants, too.