Published by: Hrvoje Bujas, business owner Black Egg, GoHome i Insure.me My great-grandfather Jakov Belamaric Pivalo was a waiter (or you “boss” of waiters in Krka, then a renowned hotel), he spoke 4 languages (Hr, Eng, Ita and Njem.), He was always in a suit (at least that’s what my grandmother told me ), he loved his job, his profession, he was excellent and appreciated in that.So in the first half of the 20th century Šibenik had its own guild and waiters were a pillar of the then slow development of tourism…Today, the waiter is almost a sparrow, and the waiter is the one who has nothing else to do… as he finished college, he has no job, so here is a “poor” waiter.Sorry!The waiter should be the main PR and salesman of the catering facility, the one who presents the owner of the same, who brings him added value, who in a broader picture presents and develops our tourism as a whole.A waiter should become a profession that is valued, he speaks with due respect… after all, as a student I was a waiter “bloody” it’s a job, run here and there, wear, no working hours, and you see and hear everything…Only those who have a license and a school could be waiters, and they should be adequately paid for that.Ah… and our schools are below the level, only there would need a total rosada, not to mention Reform!
FORMER West Indies captain Brian Lara was a delight to watch when in full flow. The highest run-getter in Tests for the West Indies was a class apart as people from far and wide used to throng the stadiums just to watch him bat.The style and finesse the left-hander had, no other cricketer possessed in his generation. The 48-year-old turned back the clock but this time with the microphone while delivering the 2017 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at the Lord’s cricket ground.Lara spoke at length about a lot of incidents and also went on to criticise Michael Holding for his conduct during West Indies’ 1980 tour of New Zealand.Legendary fast bowler Holding shot back at Lara and dismissed his criticism of his conduct during West Indies’ 1980 tour of New Zealand, saying he has “never been interested” in the batting great’s opinions. “I am not interested in whatever Brian Lara says. Never was, never will be,” that was Holding’s blunt response when PTI asked him to comment on what Lara said against the 63-year-old while delivering the lecture last Monday.It is well-known that both the West Indies’ greats, Lara and Holding, are not the best of friends.During the MCC lecture, Lara spoke about he was “embarrassed” by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the West Indies in the 80s and 90s.He specifically spoke about an incident that took place during the series against New Zealand in 1980, when Holding kicked the stumps in frustration.“Michael Holding decided he was no longer a cricketer, he was a footballer and he kicked a stump. I am sure the occurrences during that period had a big effect on cricket,” said Lara at Lord’s.While Lara took the opportunity to slam Holding yesterday, the “Whispering Death” has accused the legendary batsman of “getting away with murder” during his reign.Holding, speaking to PTI over the phone from London, also spoke about the much-hyped comparison of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, especially after the latter completed 30 ODI hundreds in the just concluded series against Sri Lanka.“There is a long, long way to go (before he gets close to Tendulkar’s record) but he is certainly a great batsman,” said Holding.Asked if Kohli is a better batsman compared to Tendulkar or vice-versa, the Jamaican added: “Well, I don’t like comparisons.”Though Kohli himself has said he is not chasing Tendulkar’s mind-boggling 100 international hundreds, the 28-year-old already has 47 centuries to his name.India have an envious Test record under Kohli with the team recently winning its eighth series in a row, albeit most of them were won in the sub-continent.Holding said time will only tell if the current Indian team can win outside the sub-continent. The team have tough tours of England and South Africa lined-up next year.“I don’t know. They have to do it to prove it. The proof of the cake is in the eating. So we will just have to wait and see what they do (outside the sub-continent). You can’t predict these things,” Holding said. (PTI).