He Served A Group Of Teens And Got A Three Dollar Tip, The Next Day A Note Appeared On….
Depending on which country you reside in, tipping could be part of a twelve percent service charge, or it might be separate from the bill altogether.
In many American cities, they don’t tend to tack a service charge onto the end of your bill. The expected tip, therefore, is between 15 and 20 percent of your total bill. Not considering this and bailing is pretty rude.
While many may argue that it’s the restaurant’s responsibility to pay their servers more money, and not put the burden of filling that monetary gap on restaurant patrons, this practice still remains the norm in many American cities. Servers will pick up extra shifts or work at least a second job in order to make ends meet.
In theory at least, the better you do your job or the more you do it with a smile, the more money you’ll make.
Waiters get frustrated if they get measly tips after doing their best, and it’s understandable. One such server picked up a paltry $3.28 tip – and his blood started to boil. But then he was blindsided by an incredible gesture.
The waiter had gone out of his way to make sure his service was great and that the dining experience was perfect for his customers, but his customers in this instance were a little bit clueless. You see, they were only 13 years old, and they were eating at a nice restaurant as a group without their parents accompanying them for the very first time.
Thankfully, this story has a happy ending. The waiter was probably annoyed when he received the low tip at first, but he didn’t make a big deal about it, and in the end, his hard work definitely paid off.
A week and a half later, he was in for a pleasant surprise when the kids delivered a heartfelt apology explaining what happened and thanking him for "not treating us like babies."
“About a week and a half ago, on October 7, my three friends and I came to eat at this restaurant as our own homecoming celebration. It was an exciting experience for us to be here alone, and it was all new to us. And you were the best waiter we could ask for. You were kind, helpful, accommodating, didn’t treat us like babies, and were even able to fit the food to all my allergies! So I wanted to say thank you for making our ‘grown-up’ experience so amazing and fun.
“I would also like to say sorry on behalf of my group. Since we were new to all of this, our 13-year-old minds didn’t exactly know how to deal with the bill. You were super helpful in dividing the checkup and taking our not-so-preferable cash. The bill was reasonable, but we had completely forgotten (and frankly didn’t know) what a tip even was, let alone how much to give. So we emptied our pockets, and all our money added up to $3.28.
They even added in a full 18 percent tip, plus a little extra for "simply being amazing."
“Not aware of how small this really was, we left, clueless of what we had left you for all your hard work. Later, we realized our mistake and felt horrible. We knew we had to make it right.
“So in this envelope, you will find the correct 18% tip + extra for simply being amazing. We appreciate your help and patience and thank you for making our night fun. Thank you!”
Not only did these teens admit their mistakes, but they also made it right.
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