I really had a hard time caring about Scales' experience as a hostess. I found the read easy and it kept my attention, but I was a little thrown off by her lack of depth. For most of the story, I though Scales was kind of a bitch, turning people away just to boost her own ego. She was okay with having the job for the sole purpose of being sexy and spent all her money on clothes her boss wanted her to buy. Not to sound like a raging feminist, but these details made it hard for me to respect Scales as a journalist.
Which after just typing that last sentence makes me wonder: is Scales considered a journalist?
Long story short: pretentious restaurants draw in pretentious celebrities. What else is new?