This was inspired by a discussion I had with a friend who was annoyed by her date telling the waitress she'd be "well compensated" for her extra attention. It made me think of other things a waitress or waiter would be annoyed by, since a single customer can cause a lot of additional running around.
Today's Special (Detail)
I layered the original page with a coat of gesso, brushed on magenta acrylic paint, and spritzed with my walnut ink. I also used the ink on the bottom of my coffee mug to make coffee rings...though I do think they are way to dark. I perused MyFonts.com and found one under the search of "diner" called Coffee Service. I used this for the title of the piece on top of one of my favorite collage scraps, the paper doily!
As a last minute detail, I added the aqua stripes that I smeared with brown stamping ink, and for all you Big Lebowski fans, I think it really pulled the piece together.