She left an F'ing good Tip I presume?Another thread made me think of this.
We frequent a Mexican place in town; fast service, very reasonable, and good food that is consistent. Some of the servers only speak broken English, which just adds to the enjoyment.
One afternoon we were there, and sat on the patio. There was a table next to us with two women who had been drinking for some time. They were a bit loud, letting expletives fly then apologizing for it, and just having fun. Not being rude, not obnoxious, just loud and having fun.
They told their waiter that they called one of their husbands for a ride home, and he would be there in an hour, so more [expletive] drinks! We are leaving you a great [expletive] tip! He then came to our table and apologized for the loud ladies. We told him no biggie, they just seem to be having fun, so don't sweat it.
Time went on, we ate, the ladies ordered more food and drinks, they were loud, but hey - we were outside, so no biggie.
The waiter came over to our table as we were finishing up eating, and asked it we needed anything. My wife looked at him, looked at the two ladies at the next table, and tells the waiter "I need a refill on my [F-bomb-ing] Diet Coke!" The waiter was stunned for a second, then broke up laughing. He actually sat down in an empty chair at the table and thanked her for the humor. He said the two ladies had been there a few hours, but were not being abusive, and he appreciated that we were cool with it and could find the humor in the situation.
Yes, he got a good tip from us that day. I think that interaction made his day.
In the few times I've ventured outside of my tightly locked bio-bubble, and visited a restaurant, I have tipped a bit more than is normal for me, for just that reason.Service industry workers really need some love and understanding these days, nice job!
Summer before last I was waiting for local takeout and a woman was screaming nonstop at the guy trying to make her food, because it was taking too long in the mobbed food joint with help wanted signs overbthe door and at every register.
Yep, why wouldn't folks be anything but nice to someone who is doing their job properly?
...The owner put up a sign saying something like if you yell at my staff I will throw you out.
All this makes it fairly clear to me that humanity had its shot and has failed to create actual sustainable civilization...
A theory I subscribe to is that how someone treats restaurant staff tells you everything you need to know about a person.
Both my first wife's mother, and my own father, were impatient and rude with servers; it was a constant source of embarrassment.
Exactly.Why on earth would you alienate people who are handling your food???