TOKYO - The 85-year-old server was eager to kick off his shift, welcoming customers into the restaurant with a hearty greeting: "Irasshaimase!" or "Welcome!" But when it came time to take their orders, things got a little complicated.
He walked up to a table but forgot his clipboard of order forms. He gingerly delivered a piece of cake to the wrong table. One customer waited 16 minutes for a cup of water after being seated.