“It’s a help wanted sign,” he said.
My daughter studied the sign to see if she recognized any words. “What does cần mean?”
“Need. It says they need a man to run around tables. It’s for a bus boy.”
I took a look at the sign. “Nam chạy bàn” is literally “man run table.” “Does it mean running as in managing the tables or running around them?” I asked.
My husband laughed. “Probably both.”
We all agreed the Vietnamese term “man running tables” sounded more accurate than bus boy, whether it meant running the tables or running around them.