This comes from bitterwaitress, an apology from a regular customer on behalf of all the idiots out there.
No, I did not edit or proof-read this so there are some mistakes.
The reasons I am being lazy this week and reposting this are two-fold.
One, I have seen every one of these things happen and many of them happen suprisingly often, not as much at my current place of employment but still often enough.
Two, I have a ten page paper due in "International Relations" so not a lot of time this week.
I might finally do a rant or two on a couple self rightious Christian tables I have waited on and thier suprisingly (or not suprisingly) Christian behavior.
Well here is the letter for you at any rate.
"I am not quite sure how I even managed to find this site but I wanted to take a moment from a customer's perspective to comment on the threads posted here. I eat out regularly and tip starting at 20% or higher depending on performance. On the rare occasions of poor service, it is 10% and I ask to chat with the manager. I thought that was the accepted routine but after reading the postings on this site I was shocked."
"No that is to weak of a word--I was APPALLED at what appears to be the rather routine behavior of some patrons. Never in my life could I believe that customers could be so rude, boorish, and down right classless in the way they treat servers. So I wanted to publicly apologize to all servers for the following:?
-- having the audacity to change diapers at a table and then have the server clean it up
-- being insulted because a server (without specifically requesting) refilled a drink or brought out complimentary bread
-- bringing dead animals/insects to a restaurant, planting them in food, and trying to get a meal for free. In fact, any scheme to "comp" food is really low
-- insisting that buying a beverage with an alcoholic component entitles you to free beverages without the alcohol in it
-- calling back a restaurant and having a tip revoked because you "didn't know" that a gratuity had already been added or you "changed your mind" about the amount
-- being annoyed that a server used common courtesy terms such as "thank you" and "you are welcome"
-- leaving a restaurant with out paying (and new to me that the cost of the meal is often deducted from the server's earnings)
-- sitting in a restaurant for two hours, wanting frequent tea refills, spending less than $6.00, tipping 50 cents and wondering if that is OK
-- eating out on Sunday and leaving no tip because "God will provide"
-- effusively complimenting a server on great service and then leaving 10% or less as a tip
-- getting upset because a server introduced themselves by name and you just want to order quickly