A Doctor's Education
How much is a doctor's education worth??
Around 100 grand, maybe more, and this one hasn't learned etiquette a t 3rd grader has.
I was serving on the patio on a Friday nite.
Not crazy busy but steady, and hot.
My section was starting to filter out, good.
No major hitches and good tips (I'm not always bitter).
Earlier in the evening however when I was semi-weeded three self important ladies stopped me in my tracks.
"Sir that's Dr. Holdem out there!" (named changed mostly to protect me)
Like I care...
"Do you know what he's drinking?" Harps her friend.
"No, I'm not his waiter ma'am," I have two checks to print and food coming up... Sweat forming on my brow
"Well can you find out what he's having? We'd like to buy him a drink."
"I will when I have a second," of course I never did, I don't like interruptions from the self important, and definitely not from those who drop titles of their proctologists.
I don't care if he's King Tut of the fuckin Amazon tribe, my people take priority over three over the hill hags who have nothing better to do than chug White Zin.
Well enough with the kind flashback, later in the evening the gentleman Doctor was looking kind of cross.
It seems his server made an error on his bill.
"I'm not paying for this," quips the good doctor.
Anthony his server apologizes and brings him a new bill
The good doctor then proceeds to rip up the bill and throw it on the ground, all in front of his wife and daughter.
I personally was shocked, there where other patrons witnessing this act, and Anthony is one of the owners son's.
"He's non-fireable," I think with a grin.
One of my dreams is about to come true, I've always wanted to do what I think is going to happen.
"What are you think you are doing sir?" Says Jimmy
"This is ridiculous, you don't even deserve a tip after all of this."
"The only reason you're getting a tip is because my wife feels sorry for you, I don't," mutters our highly educated friend.
I find out its 10 bucks on a $120 bill, she's such a humanitarian.
Tony goes on with a glare, "It looks like you need the money more than me, I don't want your tip."
Yessssss!!! The line is crossed.
"Well I'm doctor such and such, you can't talk like this to me!"
"I don't care who you are!" as Jimmy walks away...
I hope he didn't get his free drink, and I hope Jimmy never had to have the indignation of picking up the scraps of his credit card slip.
That's a bussers job!!
Just kidding guys.
The bonus part is when I figured out how I knew Dr. Bones.
I stole his son's girlfriend, so some times we screw you literally guys, let that be a lesson to you!
My final point, If you spent 8 years of graduate and post-graduate education and a hundred thousand dollars, you should have better sense than to throw a five year old's tantrum.
Self restraint and patience are priceless, even if you have to fake it.