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Discussion in 'Wiki' started by derekleffew, Jun 17, 2009.

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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    pronounced "MAY-trah, dee." A position somewhat akin to House Manager, but which has become virtually extinct in Las Vegas and similar venues in the past ten years. Still found in its original habitat--upscale restaurants featuring fine dining.

    Prior to the advent of advance sale, reserved seats, one simply arranged a reservation and showed up at the showroom. The maitre'd would instruct a Captain (usher) where the party was to be seated, based upon the amount of tip (bribe) the party gave.
     

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