Friday, May 08, 2009

Mother's Day PSA from your waitress

I'm posting this early so you can prepare.

If you eat dinner out for Mother's Day (no matter whether you are the mom or taking your mom out), TIP. YOUR. WAITRESS. DECENTLY.

Geez.
Mother's Day is THE busiest restaurant day in the year. But it is by far THE worst day for tips.
Why? I dunno. Even during good economic times, the old tip-o-meter malfunctions on Mother's Day.

Not that it's your fault, but keep in mind that your waitress will be running her butt off double-time this Sunday because everyone and his brother (literally) takes Mom out to eat on Mother's Day. And chances are very good your waitress be cleaning up after more than her share of babies and small children who really shouldn't be eating in public, yet there the kid is; and the mom and dad assume the waitress normally vacuums under every table after every meal and mops up spilled milk out of carpeting every day. (She doesn't.)

What's more? Those people... will leave her a dollar.
*A* dollar. Just one.
And they'll think they were being really nice.

Tip your waitress generously this Sunday.
Because those tired, ragged young parents at the next table won't.

Thank you.

10 comments:

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Mrs. Who said...

I bet the commenter above is one of those $1 jerks.

I used to be a waitress, and yes, that's what happens. Especially in certain parts of the south where *gasp* the church-goers won't tip the waitress because she's WORKING on Sunday, god forbid!!! (And yes, I heard a father explain that to his child when the kid asked why he wasn't leaving a tip.)

Priscilla said...

Ug! I never go out on high traffic days. Save your money, BBQ some nice steaks and fill the cooler.

Dani said...

You're waitress might be a Mom too. I'm a big believer in tipping well. Waiting tables is hard work.

The Gray Monk said...

Church-goers who won't tip because the waitress is working on the "Sabbath" make me angry. The waitress wouldn't have to work if they, the church-goer, stayed at home and did their own 'work'. Sadly, there is no cure for the terminally self-centred and morally blind!

The subject of tipping is a tricky one - it shouldn't be necessary at all if the restuareur paid a decent wage, but that would put the prices up and so we have another moral maze. Tip for good service.

Richmond said...

I always tip well - working the front lines will do that to ya...

Though we *never* go out to eat on MD. Worst day of the year for it!! Though when the girls were really little we went to Chuck E. Cheese for Mother's Day. It was totally empty. :)

Roses said...

Richmond: I remember your Chuck E. story well. In fact, we are considering batting cages and/or go-carts for Mother's Day this year. Whaddaya think?

Priscilla said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Hope you have a great day and get something sparkly!!!

Mrs. Who said...

What Priscilla said! Happy Mom's day.

Rave said...

you on FB yet? :) Come on...all the cool kids are doing it...