Well I love prejudging...
Actually here are my thoughts on this one.
I would bet if spent just one week without your prejudging asshole attitude, your earnings would go up 10%.
Well I average over 18% after tip outs, well over 20% on the bill, I only have an attitude when given one first, and it does happen frequently.
I go out to eat a lot by myself, and as you have pointed out before, "singles don't tip as well."
They don't, its a fact, even if they tip well their overall check is quite small and the a 15-20% tip on $11.00 is much less than the same percentage on a much larger check.
You happen to be wrong. However, if I get a server with a shit attitude like yours I sure don't.
I don't give a shit attitude unless given one first, I'm great at bullshitting and my attitude to an asshole's face is far different that the one I display when I hit that kitchen door and spit in your soup...
Ok, don't spit in the soup, you got me there.
A group I was with had a lousy experience last week. Out of this and that, cold soup, lousy salad. They ended up comping the dinner (about $50) they were so embarrassed.
I tipped the dude $30 because he worked so hard TRYING to make things better.
Had he had your attitude, I would have left a single penny.
Actually that's the exact attitude I give when things that are out of my control go wrong, many customers are less than understanding and take it out on their waiter's wage, instead of dealing with the establishment itself they screw over the one that can least afford it, regardless of effort.
After all who do guests penalize for a long wait or cold soup, and undercooked steak or corked bottle of wine?
Not the owner, manager, chef, host or cook...
They all get paid the same whether they screw up or not, the waiter, well he gets by on less.