Thursday, September 18, 2008

Note to Idiots

I almost forgot about this today. You guys gotta keep me on my toes man!

Dear shitty waitress,

If you insist on ignoring our empty glasses and getting our order wrong, please give us the courtesy of not expecting a good tip. Don't act like it was our fault that you weren't listening when we told you what we wanted.

Rudely yours,
MJ

Note to Self:
I'm not usually one of those, I-wanna-speak-to-your-manager, give-me-a-coupon people, but if you suck, you need to fork one over.

10 comments:

nicedaydesigns said...

Actually since I became a waitress I'm even more intolerant of crap service. I'm not blowing my own trumpet,I'm a good one,but everyone makes mistakes.What I really don't understand are tables that don't tip even when they have had great food,service and said they were really happy with everything. Eg table of 7 a couple of weeks ago,spent over 300 euro, all were very happy,no tip...is there some secret I don't know?

I agree with you,a tip is deserved by a job well done.

MJ said...

NDD - There's no secret I'm aware of. I think sometimes people are just jerks. I tip up to 25% when I'm happy with the service.

teeni said...

I agree with you completely mj - if the service sucked then you need to expect little to no tip.

@nicedaydesigns - there's no secret but unfortunately there are just some real jerks in the world so that may explain it.

teeni said...

Oops - I should have read mj's response before I commented and said almost the same thing word for word. LOL. Sorry, mj!

MJ said...

Teeni - Great minds think alike :)

colbymarshall said...

Please note that assuming that when we pay cash we don't want any change will be met with swift wrath. I will give you a tip on my own terms. (Side note: this happened to me last night)

Rick said...

Funny post. I've been sitting there with that empty glass too - wondering the same thing. Oh poorly should I tip?

Thanks for becoming a follower. I am truly honored.

Jeffrey Ellis said...

Heh. You could do a whole blog on the shitty service from some waiters/ waitresses. Say, we seem to be saying shitty alot lately...

nicedaydesigns said...

Colbymarshall-that's really bad form,we would be killed in our restaurant if we tried that. Although I must say I'm guilty of splitting a 20 into 2 10's in the hope of increasing my chances of getting a tip. If someone has no change they are not going to leave a 20,but they may leave a 10. Is that awful?

MJ said...

CM - I know! I hate that!

Rick - My glass should never be empty... I'm picky like that.

JE - Well you are "The Stinker" LOL. I think the word shitty just comes naturally for you.

NDD - I think that's perfectly OK. In fact, I hate when wait staff brings me big a bill back and no small ones. I would much rather someone give me a bunch of 5's or 1's than a big ol' 20 back.