What bothers me about this cartoon (and there's definitely some truth to the cartoon) is the mentality of "I'll go to nursing school, because its better than being a waitress". Yes, it IS. But, why do you want to be a nurse? I get why you don't want to be a waitress. If future nurses think they will be above the petty work and not on the receiving end of disrespect and emotionally charged customers, they are mistaken. And it's not just about the food. Waiting to be seen in the ED, waiting for a bed on the floor, waiting for tests, results, meds, OR to call, discharge papers to be written, etc. waiting to be bathed/changed by nurses, CNAs and students who are dodging the task because its above them.
Seriously, waging tables is a great start. I'm not saying its easy (I've never done it), but if someone doesn't like the customer service aspect of that, good luck enjoying nursing!