The modern "bus boy" is derived from "omnibus boy," a lad assigned a number of tasks in a restaurant, chiefly removing dirty dishes and brushing crumbs from tables. In the case of Rowland's Omnibus Boy one imagines scheming and trickery to be prerequisite for the position. While a fine title for this feature, Stereotypes Running Rampant in Turn-of-the Century Dining Establishment might have been even more fitting. The titular Omnibus Boy speaks with a German accent; I have yet to spot a proper name for him, but his nationality is emphasized every time he opens his mouth. As with the Katzenjammers and many other comic characters cut from the same cloth, Americans from a century ago seem quite tickled by those German accents. Our Omnibus Boy frequently buts heads with Gaston, the head waiter better known as "Frenchy." You can guess what he's like before sampling even a a single strip. And the less said about the stereotypical Asian character working the kitchen, the better. A lot of the strip's "humor" revolves around Frenchy getting his comeuppance, though I think our "hero" comes across as a spiteful jerk a little too often. I tend to enjoy the strip more when the jokes center on antics of the diners, though those episodes tend to be even wordier than the usual outings. As for the creator, Rowland, I feel as if I have seen other things from him, but I can't name a single one at the moment. Did he go on to other, hopefully better, strips?