that describes the health
of the economy
by measuring the number of attractive people working as waiters in a given moment. The theory
is that the more attractive people working such jobs, the weaker the economy, while in reverse the fewer attractive people working such jobs means a stronger economy. This assumes that attractive people have less trouble finding better work
opportunities during good economic times, while during poorer economic times such higher-paying jobs are more difficult to find, therefore more attractive people will be working as waiters.