Have some manners. Tip your server … more.

20 Dec

UPDATE:

Shout out to the delivery drivers of the world (tipthepizzaguy.com). You deserve gracious tips, too. Know that Yummy Awesome will always slip you a fiver at least.

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Please don’t be a cheap ass.

Don’t be “that guy” who leaves two dollars on the table after a forty dollar meal. And don’t be that person who whips out the calculator to calculate ten percent to the nearest penny. And certainly don’t be the jerk who simply rounds up to the nearest dollar.

Waiters are people too. With rent and bills and colds. And they need those tips for landlords and electric companies and doctors.

Most waiters (outside of California) make zero dollars from the actual restaurant. Their entire paycheck goes to taxes. That means if you don’t tip them, they didn’t get paid to refill your glass nine times. Or clean up after your baby. Or re-enter your order because the kitchen, not the waiter, gave you the wrong rice.

I don’t care if the service wasn’t up to your impossible standards. You’re not the only table. You’re not the only demanding person with lettuce allergies that the waiter is dealing with at the moment. And you’re certainly not going to be the last. So stop blaming your poor server for every little thing.

Didn’t like the meal? Not the waiter’s fault because he/she didn’t cook it.

Don’t like the table? Not the waiter’s fault. The host(ess) picks where you sit.

The restaurant too loud? Not the waiter’s fault. Obviously.

Be grateful to your server. Tip him/her well not only as a thank you, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Tipping well doesn’t mean 10 percent. that makes you a dickhead.

Tipping well doesn’t really mean 15 percent either. That makes you outdated.

Tipping well does equal 20 percent. Can’t afford that amount? Don’t go to that restaurant. Stay at home and serve your damn self.

Besides, what you may not realize is that half of your waiters tip goes back to the host(ess), the bartenders, the busboys, and sometimes other waiters. So your shitty two dollars can oftentimes completely disappear from your waiters pocket.

Even after all of those refills you got.

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21 Responses to “Have some manners. Tip your server … more.”

  1. Tara December 20, 2010 at 11:44 AM #

    amen

  2. Springs1 December 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

    • Michelle Llaguno December 24, 2010 at 11:33 AM #

      Sir, your loud comments, as per use of all caps, and your gratuitous use of phrases like “STUPID ASS” and “LAZY ASS” lead me to the conclusion that you not only have no class but are part of what’s wrong with the world today. Since you are indeed ignorant to the way a restaurant works and have obviously never heard of an expediter or POS, I will refrain from educating you as it would be of no use to a “stupid ass imbecile” as yourself. I can guess that you are the person who would receive the wrong rice (OH MY GOD, IT’S THE WRONG RICE, HOW COULD THEY??? OH MY GOD!), and then feel it’s cause for a bad tip. You are in fact cheap and for some reason feel entitled to perfection of service, having no understanding that the service industry if one of the most difficult areas of profession one could be in. So go back to Chili’s or IHOP, or whatever eating establishment you frequent, and get off on the fact you made that poor 20 year old girl cry because she wrote down the wrong side dish, and know that there is a whole internet world out there, reading your comment, and thinking that you are a joke. Happy Christmas!

      • Michelle Llaguno December 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM #

        that the service industry *is* one of the most difficult…

      • Springs1 December 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM #

        Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  3. Queen of Awesome December 24, 2010 at 3:50 PM #

    Dear Asprings131,

    I’m so flattered that you typed “waiter’s fault” into Google and found our humble little blog!

    I’m further flattered that we now get to be one of the many sites where you’ve poured your heart out about food service mishaps.
    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=asprings131&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    I’m also extremely impressed at the amount of time you spend on other websites simply complaining about inept waiters who simply can’t live up to your simple standards.
    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/restaurant-service-the-non-observant-servers-266673

    And the number or blogs you yourself have written dedicated to making the service industry a better place, bravo. http://www.blogger.com/profile/16330862403978274454

    Finally, I’m so thrilled you are now trolling our site in order to get a rise out of our small list of readers. I speak for them when I say, “Thanks for getting our heart rates up! Now we don’t have to exercise today.”

    What a great hobby you have! Complaining about the service industry, and waiters in particular, is admirable life’s work. May it continue to bring you much joy as it clearly has the last few years.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours (although I’m assuming you celebrate Christmas and the fact that I didn’t say “Merry Christmas” might be offensive to you; for that I preemptively apologize), and I hope your next margarita, white Russian, or Long Island iced tea (your favorites according to your Live Journal profile) is to your liking.

    • Michelle Llaguno December 24, 2010 at 8:59 PM #

      I don’t want to spend TOO much time with this, but it’s just so damn funny! Lady, at most restaurants the expo (other than the ones cooking the food) is the only one who looks at the order ticket while in the kitchen. He or she tells the cooks what needs to be up, and he or she will set it up in order of table and position number, and garnish. Most times the servers are not allowed to touch the ticket at all. They just run what is in front of them in that order. Did you know this is how it’s done? Is it blowing your “I’m 100% correct” mind? Also, in high volume kitchens, spitting out hundreds and sometimes thousands of dishes a night, things might get confused and your ranch might not come out with the meal (GOD FORBID)! But i’m sure your server would kindly get you one right away if you kindly mention it is missing.

      And in response to your comment, “No, it’s the most LAZIEST, because most are like yourself that sound LAZY”: not only is your grammar terrible, but you are just fueling the classless fire you’re in. This is seriously how you spend your time? Ugh.

      • Springs1 December 25, 2010 at 12:22 AM #

        Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  4. Springs1 December 25, 2010 at 12:35 AM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  5. Michelle Llaguno December 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM #

    I think you may need some psychological help. A valium at least. Seriously, I think you shouldn’t go to restaurants anymore, it may cause you too much stress.

    • Springs1 December 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM #

      Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  6. Springs1 December 29, 2010 at 10:03 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

    • DirtyCanadian January 4, 2011 at 2:04 AM #

      I think we have tolerated more of your ranting than any normal human being should ever have to. YummyAwesome is all about free speech, difference of opinion and open dialogue. You, however, are simply harassing us and our loyal readers.

      Please save your long-winded, manically angry, poorly written diatribes for your own blog.

      • Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 8:35 AM #

        Yummy Awesome,

        I see the error of my ways and humbly apologize to the Yummy Awesome community.

        I also decided to quit typing in all-caps.

        Thank you for your insightful arguments, your eye-opening opinions, and for showing me the things I was so blind to before reading your blog.

        I would also like to apologize to every person who has ever served me in a restaurant. I’ll make an attempt to not be so demanding in the future.

        Happy New Year.

      • Queen of Awesome January 4, 2011 at 9:03 AM #

        How are things in Metairie, Louisiana?

  7. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  8. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  9. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  10. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  11. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:18 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

  12. Springs1 January 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM #

    Although we don’t believe in censorship, we also don’t believe in assault. Springs1’s comments have been deleted.

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