Feliz Día del Mesero! A Waiters’ Race Like No Other!


Many times I’ve seen the photos, from Italy, I believe, of waiters running through the streets carrying trays full of things. I’ve always wanted to see one. A few years ago I remember hearing about and attending one here in Mazatlán, just prior to the Marathon, but it wasn’t that exciting.

This past week, Tuesday October 22, was the “Traditional Day of the Waiter,” and a party was hosted at BoraBora to honor these terrific people who make all our lives so much better. One of the events was a race, beginning at Bora Bora, running down the heavily trafficked Camarón Sábalo AGAINST traffic, I might add. They ran all the way down to Panamá restaurant, then turned around and ran back. The winner won a big-screen TV and some money, so it was quite the competition. Photos are below; click on any to enlarge or view a slideshow.

What a load of fun! We are really glad we showed up to watch, as it was a hoot! The photos and video aren’t the greatest, as it was dark and the area is not exactly well-lit. A few botargas or “mascots” also joined in the festivities and had their own race. It was hysterical as they tried to flag down buses, cabs and cars.

I post a video with exerpts from the race below.

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

3 thoughts on “Feliz Día del Mesero! A Waiters’ Race Like No Other!


    El señor mesero,
    nunca saca cero,
    siempre tiene diez,
    recontra, rediez.

    Presto, diligente,
    muy inteligente,
    atiende a su cliente
    que espera paciente.

    Servir es un arte,
    soñar con servir,
    las mesas baluarte
    de su desvivir.

    Soporta presiones,
    pleno de ilusiones,
    brinda el suministro
    que le ordena Cristo.

    El pan, mucho vino,
    sin un desatino,
    es pulcro, impecable,
    mal de él nadie hable.

    Va y viene, desanda,
    fiel a su comanda,
    lleva bien las cuentas,
    que jamás son cruentas.

    Meserear, la mina,
    ganar . . . su propina,
    más del diez por ciento,
    lo juro, no miento.

    El nos deja hablar,
    nos sabe escuchar,
    con mandil o peto,
    mucho lo respeto.

    Autor: Lic. Gonzalo Ramos Aranda
    México, D. F., a 11 de marzo del 2011.
    Reg. SEP Indautor No. 03-2011-041513462700-01

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