This is well-written and worth your time.
“It can get to be too much, like the smell of toast burning. An unanticipated trigger — a forgotten order, a returned meal, a splatter of ranch dressing — can set Donna off, and her tirades will spill into the dining room like scalding coffee.
“Is she O.K.?” a customer asks one difficult day.
“My mom?” asks Kristy, the waitress.
“Yes,” the customer replies.