From: “Eat Your Heart Out” by Nick Hall:CHARLIE: If there’s one thing I can’t stand in the theatre, it’s walking out alone on stage at the beginning of the evening to open a show cold. (Grins.) But it’s better than waiting tables. I’m Charlie, (Ironic.) … your waiter for the evening. I’d rather be on-stage tonight. Waiting tables is a toy job. You probably don’t know what a toy job is. I’ll explain. A toy job is a job that you don’t really care about, that you do to make a living, while you wait for the chance to do the job you want to do. (Beat. He measures the audience.) But maybe you know already. Being a waiter is sort of a standard job for an actor; it’s expected. I mean, if you’re a dentist or an insurance salesman and someone says: “where’re ya’ workin’ nowadays?,” and you say, “I’m a waiter at this little French place on fiftysixth street,” they think you’re a failure. But if you’re an actor, they understand…..