Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Notes from the Waitress Twilight Zone

Sometimes I don't mind waiting tables - the fast pace, the human interaction, the nonchalant attitude that everyone has, the cold, hard cash that I bring home at the end of the shift - it's all very nice. However, some things are REALLY ANNOYING ABOUT WAITING TABLES.

For example, WHY is the men's room mirror ALWAYS spotty? Why can't men wash their hands like adults instead of chimpanzees? The ladies' room is never like that - maybe a few water spots - but in the men's room it's like they had a water fight EVERY NIGHT. Sigh.

ALSO, I'd like to make a general public service announcement. If any of you EVER are lucky and wealthy enough to own a BLACK American Express card - PLEASE TIP AT LEAST 20%!!! Sheesh. You can call a Lear jet to pick you up after dinner, but you can't add a few more bucks onto the tip? Maybe you got that card by being a cheap-ass, but now that you have it, there are expectations to be met!!! Grumblegrumblegrumble.

Lastly, if you are part of a large party and the wait staff has to add 18% gratuity...don't forget that they added 18%, and it's common courtesy to leave 20%. Sooo, ummmm, do the math.

I just had to get that off my chest. =)

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