Racegoers at the Caulfield Cup

Working as a waitress at both Caulfield and Flemington Spring Races last year in the luxurious corporate and committee rooms gave me an up-close look at the mishaps and drunken misdemeanours -- and the realisation that race-day glamour is skin-deep, or at least, short-lived.

You may not pay us much attention, but it’s our job to pay you attention -- and often we learn more than your drink of choice.