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2010-09-16 01:13:53 PM
Raines8416: Cthulhu Theory: What is it about waiters that makes them feel like they need special treatment? $100 on a $77 bill, thats $33 or rather a 42% tip. This waiter thinks he's entitled to a $33 (42%) tip?

I would hate to be on the other end of your tips with that math.


And this is exactly why I made the earlier post about splitting up checks for large parties. The more people you have, the worse the math gets.
 
2010-09-16 01:14:16 PM
Timmy the Tumor: 7. If we decline dessert, appear 10 seconds later with the bill so we know how urgently you want another set of paying customers for the table

9. Then make me wait 10 minutes for you to finally pick up the check portfolio with my credit card to process it, and take another ten minutes to return.


I agreed with you on the rest but these two are just stupid. First, yes, I actually prefer my bill in their hand when I'm declining dessert. I want to pay the bill on my timeline, not the waiters. Hand it to me now and I'll pay it when I feel like it.

Then, first you biatch about how fast they get you the bill to get you out faster but then how slow they bring you the credit card? These things contradict each other.

Instead you should want the bill as soon as you're done ordering things so you can pay it whenever you want and you should want your credit card run or change as fast as possible so you can leave on your timetable.

Another word for waiter is server. You are serving me biatches, if you don't like it, find a new profession.
 
2010-09-16 01:15:35 PM
My regular servers tell us their worst tables are almost always either the teenaged kids out on Saturday night, or the religious groups right after church. The kids often don't leave tips at all (or just order water and chips and stay a couple of hours taking up a paying table), and the religious groups often leave Bible passages with their miniscule tip (assuming they get one).

One time, she told us as a religious group got up to leave (without putting a tip on the table), one of the grey haired women found the waitress and told her they were all going to pray for her in the hope she'd get a better paying job soon. She so wanted to tell them "and you're not making this job any easier, are you?" but knew she'd be fired if she did...
 
2010-09-16 01:15:44 PM
FTSA: 'Request #4: If you pay with cash and desire change, say something. Example: The other night I was given a $100 bill to cover a $77 tab. The guest handed it to me and said nothing of receiving change.'

Allah dammit! THIS IS WRONG. And the guy writing the article needs to be fired if he actually is a waiter.

It is MY money so bring me MY change. I will decided if and what I will tip you.

YOU asking me if I want change is absolute and utter bullshiate.
 
2010-09-16 01:17:58 PM
You should never have to ask a waiter to bring you change, and they should never ask if you want change. The exchange should be:

Waiter: I'll be right back with your change.

Customer: No, the rest is yours. OR Thanks.

Anything else is obnoxious by the waiter.

//Said as an 8 year vet of food/customer service including waiting tables and management
 
2010-09-16 01:20:01 PM
sweddjen: you guys are all pricks. waiters are not slaves.

From the sound of things, they aren't workers, either.
 
2010-09-16 01:20:01 PM
Pocket Ninja
you DO NOT interrupt it to ask if anybody wants more bread, or to admit that you've forgotten part of the order because you didn't write any of it down and instead tried to operate off of the fearsome power of your own memory. Instead, you stand quietly off the side and wait to be recognized. Don't worry, we see you. We won't make you wait long if you haven't been a pain in the ass up to that point.

Go shove your dick up your butt. I'm not waiting for my refill because you can't shut up about Grandma's colostomy.

P.S. Shut up about Grandma.

LeroyBourne
I really hate it when servers are really pushing the specials. Look jaghole I know it's Monday and there's a ton of fish left over from the weekend, and it's going bad.


I hope you're not stupid enough to think the waiters have any choice in which they push.

Rapmaster2000
And then they want a tip. Look, HONEY, but all you did was refill my water WITH LEMON and bring out 5 baskets of breadsticks. It's not rocket science. If you don't like it, then you should have gone someplace good like I did - Arizona State.

Good troll, sir. You almost got me. You failed in your 'assumption' that waiter folks cannot or have not attended good colleges.
 
2010-09-16 01:22:24 PM
Raines8416: Cthulhu Theory: What is it about waiters that makes them feel like they need special treatment? $100 on a $77 bill, thats $33 or rather a 42% tip. This waiter thinks he's entitled to a $33 (42%) tip?

I would hate to be on the other end of your tips with that math.


What's wrong with it?

Yanks_RSJ: Cthulhu Theory: $100 on a $77 bill, thats $33 or rather a 42% tip.

100-77=33?


Oh.

Alright I admit to my horrible math error right here, but I do stand by my ascertation that any change when paid cash is not theirs by default.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go hang my head in shame.
 
2010-09-16 01:22:33 PM
Lots43: Go shove your dick up your butt. I'm not waiting for my refill because you can't shut up about Grandma's colostomy.

P.S. Shut up about Grandma.


Lots43, let me introduce you to Pocket Ninja. You just got trolled pretty hard, you might want to go sit down.
 
2010-09-16 01:23:38 PM
douchebag/hater: FTSA: 'Request #4: If you pay with cash and desire change, say something. Example: The other night I was given a $100 bill to cover a $77 tab. The guest handed it to me and said nothing of receiving change.'

Allah dammit! THIS IS WRONG. And the guy writing the article needs to be fired if he actually is a waiter.

It is MY money so bring me MY change. I will decided if and what I will tip you.

YOU asking me if I want change is absolute and utter bullshiate.


Farking infidels.
 
2010-09-16 01:25:08 PM
And in regards to the rest of the trolling; employees recognize good tippers/customers and will go out of the way to help them. This means the good tipper gets his pizza before the crappy tipper if possible.

Don't like it? Don't order out.
 
2010-09-16 01:25:12 PM
Lots43: LeroyBourne
I really hate it when servers are really pushing the specials. Look jaghole I know it's Monday and there's a ton of fish left over from the weekend, and it's going bad.

I hope you're not stupid enough to think the waiters have any choice in which they push.


The assumption that waiters give a shiat about which entree you order is beyond stupid.

I once had a customer ask me to help them decide between two seafood dishes. After I kindly pointed out that I don't care for seafood and couldn't really help her in that scenario, she told me I wasn't very helpful.

Sorry my taste buds are getting in the way of your dinner decision, I wasn't aware that in addition to serving you I'd be responsible for deciding what you'd be eating.
 
2010-09-16 01:26:27 PM
I generally tip 20%, even for food delivery (which inevitably means my food is piping hot when I get it). The thing is, I do use a card for tipping. I use a card for all purchases, I haven't written a check in months and haven't had cash on me reliably probably ever. I do understand that although waiting is somewhat menial, being paid $2 an hour would suck. I don't believe in leaving terrible tips unless the service is unreasonably bad. Food not being as good as it should be or slow service during very busy times is given a lot of leeway. I rarely receive such service.

The point I'm getting at mostly is that I'm sorry I use a card all the time, even for tipping, but I'm not going to go get cash to tip with when I don't carry cash normally. I'm sorry you're taxed when you receive the tip, but I am tipping the total amount given to me, so that should offset some of the tax. As far as I understood, even if you're a waiter, you're supposed to report all your tips on your tax forms. (I've never used it but the 1040 forms do have a tips section on them).

Oh, and on the diet coke issue, yes it saves up to several hundred calories, but some people also don't like the excessive sweetness of regular sodas, but still want something carbonated. (Which also gives you more money for tips than someone ordering a water).
 
2010-09-16 01:26:38 PM
Eshy: Pocket Ninja: Yeah, that wasn't written as a troll.

But here. Let's see if we can't re-create some of that tone.

***

First of all, this:

Have you dined here before?

is one about the most stupid questions that exists in the restaurant dining experience. Unless successfully eating at the restaurant requires some extraordinary piece of information that no normal person would be expected to possess--like, for example, the back door opens every half hour and a pack of hyenas is released into the room and anybody who doesn't immediately leap onto their table is ripped asunder and becomes the next special--my having been or not been in the restaurant before is meaningless. Give me a menu, tell me the specials, bring me my drink, and be on your pretty little way.

Of course, you do need to check back in every now and then. If you check back in and see that someone's drink is near empty, you should immediately ask if they want a refill. Note, though, that in cases where someone has ordered a bottle of wine, you should not take it upon yourself to pour it for them--unless, of course, they've asked for you to do this. Lifting a bottle of wine and pouring it into a glass takes no special training, contrary to what you may have been told in that exclusive waiter training you did when you followed that other waiter around like a puppy for two weeks. Someone who's drinking from a bottle probably wants to do it him or herself, and doesn't need you pushing them through the bottle just so you can try to add another one to the tab. Don't worry...they'll order one if they want one.

On another note, do remember that, unless specifically invited, you have no contribution of any worth to make to any conversation taking place at the table. Nobody wants to hear your comment on a story someone at the table is telling. Nobody cares that you have a friend who just got back from the same vacation. Nobody cares that you're trying to be an actor. All anybody cares about is that you serve the table in a benignly friendly way and don't require *us* to accommodate *you*. Which also means that if you approach the table and find everybody there in the midst of a conversation, you DO NOT interrupt it to ask if anybody wants more bread, or to admit that you've forgotten part of the order because you didn't write any of it down and instead tried to operate off of the fearsome power of your own memory. Instead, you stand quietly off the side and wait to be recognized. Don't worry, we see you. We won't make you wait long if you haven't been a pain in the ass up to that point.

Eh, too easy.

Holy shiat, you're a farking ass.

So you want the waiter to stand there, wasting his and his other customer's time while you regale your table with some story. God forbid he interrupt and do his JOB. If he goes off to help someone else, I bet you get all pissy because he's not paying enough attention to you. Get over yourself. If you want to be properly served, expect to be interrupted. Otherwise stay at home or eat at farking McDonalds.

And yes, in a lot of places it is important to ask if you've been there or not. Many places are small plate and meant for sharing and thus if you order as entrees, some people will be sitting there with nothing in front of them while others have their meals.


YOU LEAVE POCKET NINJA ALONE!!!!
 
2010-09-16 01:26:41 PM
Usually I side with service people, but this article is jerky. Service is just that service. Our job is to accomadate people, be polite and make their experience enjoyable. Some people are rubbish. Sorry, that's the job.
 
2010-09-16 01:26:46 PM
TsukasaK
Lots43: Go shove your dick up your butt. I'm not waiting for my refill because you can't shut up about Grandma's colostomy.

P.S. Shut up about Grandma.

Lots43, let me introduce you to Pocket Ninja. You just got trolled pretty hard, you might want to go sit down.


I knew the risks going in.

But sadly, the other table talking about hideously gross and or imappropiate topics? Happened to me a lot. Shut the fark up, world. It's g-rated topics or farking lower your voice.

P.S. Google 'inside voices'. Nobody wants to hear you bellow about anything.
 
2010-09-16 01:27:09 PM
Pappas: Can someone please tell me what the fark this guy is talking about here and why he seems to care what men eat at his restaurant? For the life of me, I can't wrap my head around this.

I wondered about that little rant, too. I think he's possibly a tad jealous of and/or annoyed by the power lunch guys, and is trying to take a jab at them for ordering a dainty little salad.
 
2010-09-16 01:28:55 PM
In Illinois (and I assume other states) chain restaraunts are obligated to report 8% of all sales as "tip income", and use electronic methods of keeping track of your sales.

That means if you stiff your waiter at TGIF then he's paying taxes on money that he never recieved.

Yes, most patrons will tip 10-20% on their bill. Yes, waitstaff rarely reports the additional income. But it's farking mean to stiff someone in a state where they are taxed regardless of what they actually recieved.

CSB
 
2010-09-16 01:30:36 PM
Bendal: My regular servers tell us their worst tables are almost always either the teenaged kids out on Saturday night, or the religious groups right after church. The kids often don't leave tips at all (or just order water and chips and stay a couple of hours taking up a paying table), and the religious groups often leave Bible passages with their miniscule tip (assuming they get one).

One time, she told us as a religious group got up to leave (without putting a tip on the table), one of the grey haired women found the waitress and told her they were all going to pray for her in the hope she'd get a better paying job soon. She so wanted to tell them "and you're not making this job any easier, are you?" but knew she'd be fired if she did...


Perhaps she assumes they will give bad tips so she gives sub-par service? I've heard quite a few Farkers suggest they can automatically tell which groups will give bad tips so they don't deserve good service. Kind of a self-perpetuating situation. Also, so what if teens just order some chips, they're poor and staying out of trouble.
 
2010-09-16 01:31:49 PM
Lots43: TsukasaK
Lots43: Go shove your dick up your butt. I'm not waiting for my refill because you can't shut up about Grandma's colostomy.

P.S. Shut up about Grandma.

Lots43, let me introduce you to Pocket Ninja. You just got trolled pretty hard, you might want to go sit down.

I knew the risks going in.

But sadly, the other table talking about hideously gross and or imappropiate topics? Happened to me a lot. Shut the fark up, world. It's g-rated topics or farking lower your voice.

P.S. Google 'inside voices'. Nobody wants to hear you bellow about anything.


Now who is the troll? Grow up sunshine. Life isn't G rated.

/I don't advocate yelling at restaurants but I sure as hell won't just be talking about the weather all damn night.
 
2010-09-16 01:32:26 PM
LOL...EVERY SINGLE TIME the subject of tipping comes up in ANY way, it's a guaranteed popcorn-grabber, troll-inducer, snark-enhancer. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Always a classic Craigslist rants-n-raves topic as well.

/tips 20% baseline
//has a fun "tip o meter" which can go up or down from the baseline based on idiocy like empty water glasses or simply awful service.
///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service
////will leave spare change (pennies) rather than zero-tip to add insult to a horrible server
 
2010-09-16 01:33:44 PM
Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

Same here
 
2010-09-16 01:35:52 PM
Ringtailed79: In Illinois (and I assume other states) chain restaraunts are obligated to report 8% of all sales as "tip income", and use electronic methods of keeping track of your sales.

That means if you stiff your waiter at TGIF then he's paying taxes on money that he never recieved.

Yes, most patrons will tip 10-20% on their bill. Yes, waitstaff rarely reports the additional income. But it's farking mean to stiff someone in a state where they are taxed regardless of what they actually recieved.

CSB


I'm sure that 8% of sales is based on some analysis that shows that's ultimately what the average waiter makes in tips. This being an average will likely be tougher for some than others, but it does make taxes easier for the IRS to keep tabs on what they're making.
 
2010-09-16 01:36:28 PM
Yanks_RSJ: The assumption that waiters give a shiat about which entree you order is beyond stupid.

I once had a customer ask me to help them decide between two seafood dishes. After I kindly pointed out that I don't care for seafood and couldn't really help her in that scenario, she told me I wasn't very helpful.

Sorry my taste buds are getting in the way of your dinner decision, I wasn't aware that in addition to serving you I'd be responsible for deciding what you'd be eating.


I'm a vegetarian and the restaurant I work at only has a few vegetarian options. When I first started out people would ask questions like, "How's the French dip?" and I would stammer something about not having tried it personally, being a vegetarian, but other people seem to like it.

I've since changed my method and if somebody asks me about something I don't eat, I'll say, "Oh, it's great! That and the reuben are the best!" I guess it's a bit of a lie (although I never say, that's my favorite thing to eat here!), but I've worked there for long enough, I know what customers tend to like. If someone asks me "How is the chicken burger?" I'll say "It's okay, but the turkey burger is better," just based on customer feedback in the past.

Plus, customers don't really give a shiat about my culinary preferences either.
 
2010-09-16 01:37:17 PM
ace in your face
Grow up sunshine. Life isn't G rated.

You mean it's okay now for mt brother-in-law to tell the everyone about the sloppy hummer he got at a glory hole at a truck stop the next time we go to Chuck E Cheese?

awesome!
 
2010-09-16 01:38:44 PM
Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

We're tipping hookers now too?
 
2010-09-16 01:39:21 PM
I've never been a waitress (though had other crappy jobs in h.s./college) but I've read plenty of these articles, and it's always the same overly passionate people who have seriously strong opinions about when the waiter should bring the check, whether or not they should ask how you're doing, etc.

What's obvious is that EVERYONE thinks their preferred way is THE way. Waiters can't read minds. And if you really get SO bent out of shape about minor waitstaff errors, maybe you should re-evaluate your priorities in life.
 
2010-09-16 01:40:10 PM
Hardy-r-r: Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

Same here


Who wouldnt?
 
2010-09-16 01:41:26 PM
TheKnownUniverse: I'm a vegetarian and the restaurant I work at only has a few vegetarian options. When I first started out people would ask questions like, "How's the French dip?" and I would stammer something about not having tried it personally, being a vegetarian, but other people seem to like it.

I've since changed my method and if somebody asks me about something I don't eat, I'll say, "Oh, it's great! That and the reuben are the best!" I guess it's a bit of a lie (although I never say, that's my favorite thing to eat here!), but I've worked there for long enough, I know what customers tend to like. If someone asks me "How is the chicken burger?" I'll say "It's okay, but the turkey burger is better," just based on customer feedback in the past.

Plus, customers don't really give a shiat about my culinary preferences either.


I'm often the guy asking that question, since I like to try a lot of places. That kind of service is really appreciated. A lot of restaurants have things on the menu that only seem to exist to fill a gap. I count on the waitstaff to point me in the direction of the kitchen's best work.
 
2010-09-16 01:41:53 PM
smoky2010: Hey, I understand that waiters get paid crap but, if they want a tip be at least mediocre. If you want a decent/good tip, be decent. If you want an outstanding tip, be outstanding.

Standing at the bar eating lemon and flirting with the bartender won't help your tips, unless the bartender is also the customer.

On a side note, WTFark happened to "the customer is always right"?


When customers started acting like entitled douchebags. I know a lot of people who work in the restaurant biz and the horror stories I've been hearing for the past couple of years are amazing.

As an example, apparently, people these days don't think twice about joining a friend who's eating at a restaurant and bringing their own food they bought somewhere else. WTF? Who would ever think of doing such a thing?
 
2010-09-16 01:42:25 PM
smoky2010: Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

We're tipping hookers now too?


Only the ones that upsell.
 
2010-09-16 01:43:06 PM
Silenced is foo: TheKnownUniverse: I'm a vegetarian and the restaurant I work at only has a few vegetarian options. When I first started out people would ask questions like, "How's the French dip?" and I would stammer something about not having tried it personally, being a vegetarian, but other people seem to like it.

I've since changed my method and if somebody asks me about something I don't eat, I'll say, "Oh, it's great! That and the reuben are the best!" I guess it's a bit of a lie (although I never say, that's my favorite thing to eat here!), but I've worked there for long enough, I know what customers tend to like. If someone asks me "How is the chicken burger?" I'll say "It's okay, but the turkey burger is better," just based on customer feedback in the past.

Plus, customers don't really give a shiat about my culinary preferences either.

I'm often the guy asking that question, since I like to try a lot of places. That kind of service is really appreciated. A lot of restaurants have things on the menu that only seem to exist to fill a gap. I count on the waitstaff to point me in the direction of the kitchen's best work.


You will most likely be told what is going bad soon and so they have been told to push it.
 
2010-09-16 01:43:34 PM
Earn your tip and you'll get it.
 
2010-09-16 01:43:48 PM
cybernia
As an example, apparently, people these days don't think twice about joining a friend who's eating at a restaurant and bringing their own food they bought somewhere else. WTF? Who would ever think of doing such a thing?

Really? That takes some balls! I have sat with people at a Denny's but, I ordered to-go and left a big tip and left with everyone else.
 
2010-09-16 01:44:04 PM
cybernia: people these days don't think twice about joining a friend who's eating at a restaurant and bringing their own food they bought somewhere else. WTF? Who would ever think of doing such a thing?

At least that's one thing the management will usually have the cojones to ask you to leave if you do.

Being a dickwad to your server, notsomuch unfortunately :(
 
2010-09-16 01:44:05 PM
smoky2010: Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

We're tipping hookers now too?


Nope, all the way to the balls.
 
2010-09-16 01:46:37 PM
Optimus Primate: LOL...EVERY SINGLE TIME the subject of tipping comes up in ANY way, it's a guaranteed popcorn-grabber, troll-inducer, snark-enhancer. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Always a classic Craigslist rants-n-raves topic as well.

/tips 20% baseline
//has a fun "tip o meter" which can go up or down from the baseline based on idiocy like empty water glasses or simply awful service.
///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service
////will leave spare change (pennies) rather than zero-tip to add insult to a horrible server


20% baseline? What's the lowest tip you've given without resorting to pennies?

My baseline is 15% and if the server pisses me off I leave no tip and steal the pen.

/Don't typically carry cash.
//Hate change.
 
2010-09-16 01:46:39 PM
You order a $20 filet-mignon.
I order a $6 chicken sandwich.
The waitress does the same amount of work for me as you. Writes our orders down, punches button in a computer to send the order to the kitychen, then carries 2 plates to the table. Why the fark are you expected to pay more in tip than me?!?!?!

/cook for 10 years
//waitstaff are the most whiney entitlement babies ever
///wah, I only get $2/hour... learn minimum wage laws jackass, you get minimum wage at minimum!!
 
2010-09-16 01:49:01 PM
KarmicDisaster: Yup. Taking and keeping something that does not belong to you does make you a thief. Just because someone makes a mistake does not make it yours. If a package is delivered to you by accident, it is legally yours?

Actually, by law, it is.
 
2010-09-16 01:49:20 PM
smoky2010: Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

We're tipping hookers now too?


It's never just the tip.
 
2010-09-16 01:49:42 PM
Cthulhu Theory: Optimus Primate: LOL...EVERY SINGLE TIME the subject of tipping comes up in ANY way, it's a guaranteed popcorn-grabber, troll-inducer, snark-enhancer. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Always a classic Craigslist rants-n-raves topic as well.

/tips 20% baseline
//has a fun "tip o meter" which can go up or down from the baseline based on idiocy like empty water glasses or simply awful service.
///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service
////will leave spare change (pennies) rather than zero-tip to add insult to a horrible server

20% baseline? What's the lowest tip you've given without resorting to pennies?

My baseline is 15% and if the server pisses me off I leave no tip and steal the pen.

/Don't typically carry cash.
//Hate change.


20% standard, 10% is the worst I tip because even if I have a crappy meal I am better off than the person serving me.
 
2010-09-16 01:50:53 PM
stonicus: You order a $20 filet-mignon.
I order a $6 chicken sandwich.
The waitress does the same amount of work for me as you. Writes our orders down, punches button in a computer to send the order to the kitychen, then carries 2 plates to the table. Why the fark are you expected to pay more in tip than me?!?!?!


Find me a place that serves a $6 chicken sandwich and a $20 filet mignon on the same menu.
 
2010-09-16 01:51:52 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: This is precisely why I never tip unless you have done something special for me in the dining experience.

Sorry but your wages are between you and your employer.

Every one knows 'Canadians' don't tip for shiat. Is it any wonder you get crappy service?


Yeah, I noticed that when I was in 'Vancouver' last year.

/did you really go there?
 
2010-09-16 01:52:38 PM
TsukasaK: stonicus: You order a $20 filet-mignon.
I order a $6 chicken sandwich.
The waitress does the same amount of work for me as you. Writes our orders down, punches button in a computer to send the order to the kitychen, then carries 2 plates to the table. Why the fark are you expected to pay more in tip than me?!?!?!

Find me a place that serves a $6 chicken sandwich and a $20 filet mignon on the same menu.


There's 7 I can think of off the top of my on my island alone... I live on a tourist beach island, where menus are more broad to accommodate a wide range of people.
 
2010-09-16 01:53:22 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians

Oh... I see. Ok... Missed the 'tone'
 
2010-09-16 01:53:40 PM
Lots43: But sadly, the other table talking about hideously gross and or imappropiate topics? Happened to me a lot. Shut the fark up, world. It's g-rated topics or farking lower your voice.

I was waiting outside of a restaurant with a party of about six or seven, and we were talking about the show Deadwood. Conversation turned to their use of the word "cocksucker." I didn't see them, but a family of four passed as I said, "They took all of the 'cocksuckers,' edited them together, and put them on YouTube. It's awesome."

The mother was just disgusted with me.
 
2010-09-16 01:54:11 PM
Joe Blowme: Hardy-r-r: Optimus Primate: ///has tipped up to 35% for mind-blowing service

Same here

Who wouldnt?


i280.photobucket.com

GIS for blowing service
 
2010-09-16 01:54:54 PM
I like to leave religious tracts as the tip. The way I see it, there's nothing more precious or valuable than eternal life, and by providing a clear roadmap of how to experience eternal life, it's just as if I were giving the waitress a map to buried treasure. Far more valuable than the 10% I'd give them otherwise.
 
2010-09-16 01:55:13 PM
stonicus: There's 7 I can think of off the top of my on my island alone... I live on a tourist beach island, where menus are more broad to accommodate a wide range of people.

Ah, fair enough. Even during the same time of day?
 
2010-09-16 01:55:17 PM
cybernia: When customers started acting like entitled douchebags. I know a lot of people who work in the restaurant biz and the horror stories I've been hearing for the past couple of years are amazing.

As an example, apparently, people these days don't think twice about joining a friend who's eating at a restaurant and bringing their own food they bought somewhere else. WTF? Who would ever think of doing such a thing?


If they bring outside food and drink without breaking the establishement's policies then they're not customers and deserve no special treatment other than politeness. Keep your service at it's best and the non-customer friend might spy the low tip their friend is leaving and ridicule them into increasing the amount. However if they order a drink they're a customer and should be treated accordingly. It doesn't matter how much they spend, they're your customer and as just as important as anyone else ordering at the establishment. Good service goes a long way towards building a regular customer base. Even if they bring the food from somewhere else that time they may be inclined to come back and order something in the near future.
 
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