Be Kind, Your Waiter is Watching  

rm_1spiderskiss 47M
64 posts
8/8/2006 12:08 am

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8/15/2006 6:00 pm

Be Kind, Your Waiter is Watching

Oh how I love the local German pub although, I’ve always thought it could be a Mexican restaurant with all the bad uniforms, dusty stucco and black wrought iron work. Only the sour smells (sauerkraut, sauerbraten, sour mash?) distinguishes it from our southern neighbor.

Sunday, after enjoying a bloody brunch at D’s, M and I found ourselves planted comfortably in the beer gardens. Couple hours, couple beers and a sausage sampler plate later we pay up and head out to what we both know will be a worthless Sunday afternoon. Sadly, the credit card I put down to hold our tab was forgotten due to supplementary payment methods (read: it was M’s turn to pay). So this evening I returned to the scene of the crime. The waitress fished through not one, but two glasses stuffed with forgotten credit cards. What a minor victory it is know I’m not the only space case in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, my card was nowhere to be found. Downstairs we inquired with the manager and busy bartender, while simultaneously pouring a beer and calculating a bill overheard our conversation. She remembered hearing somebody mention my credit card by name and that it was, in fact, in the beer garden. Two floors and two days away from the scene of the crime and this woman remembered where my card was.

Stupid story but the point is, tip your wait staff. I buck here or there will mean nothing to you but the numbers add up and in the end, you’ll never know who will come to your rescue.

rm_aWench4U 62M/62F
741 posts
8/8/2006 6:23 pm

Oh how misery loves company! I left my credit card at the hotel bar in Chicago several years ago, the night before the conference started. Three days later, as I skipped out on a boring session to go shopping, I realized I didn't have my card. PANIC! My roomie and I searched everywhere, and she finally suggested we check the bar. Sure enough, it was there, with a note taped to it saying "Great tipper" underlined! I've never forgotten that!

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


rm_1spiderskiss replies on 8/9/2006 1:33 am:
I think it's those little things that make life fulfilling. Not that somebody appreciated your tip, but that they appreciated your appreciation of them. You did it selflessly, thinking you would have no further interaction. I hope, in our journeys, we discover many more ways to be generous.


8/14/2006 10:36 pm

Greetings Spidey,
I agree with you 100%. Hope you are one again with your card.

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