Linda is our host for SoCS. Each week she provides us with a prompt. Instead of giving it a great deal of thought and editing, we are just go with the flow and write.
“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tip.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!”
I totally admit to tipping based on customer service. Both my daughters were servers at one time. I know they busted their butts to do a good job and were legally paid, less than minimum wage. The excuse was that tips made up for the difference. that was about 25 years ago. I don’t know if that is still how servers are paid.
This is all my pre-pandemic experience. I have not been out to eat in a restaurant even five times in the past two years. I refuse to be anywhere others are nearby.
If I see that my food is up and the server is chatting with another server rather than bringing out food, the tip will be negatively impacted. If I see a server is working their a** off, I can forgive many things. If I requested specific things to be left off my food, and it is present, I ask to see the order, It can be the fault of the kitchen or the server. When I am paying good money to have a pleasant experience, that is what I want. I am a generous tipper 95% of the time. The 5% that I get poor service, the tip reflects it.
I did momentarily think about Tiny Tim and TipToeThroughTheTulips. But that is a bird walk that I don’t really want to pursue.
I think about some good tips people have given me.
Never piss off your server before they bring your food.
If you love your job, your life will be much happier.
Enjoy your babies when they are young to establish a foundation for when they grow up.
Never be late if you can help it. It is disrespectful to those waiting for you.
Lying about your age is never a good idea, because like the size of your shoe, you have no control over it.
Make sure you have things you enjoy once you retire. There is much more time to spend doing fun things.
Even if you are unhappy with how you look, include yourself in pictures. (This is one I have failed miserably at.)
I wonder what other tips I wished people had given me.