For the life of me I couldn’t figure out why the tips were so low yesterday and today. I mean, I’m not the best server, but I sure the hell am good! Had checks in the $70’s and $80’s, but only $3-$4 tips. It was blowing my mind.
Then it hit me tonight during my smoke break: First of the month! Every server knows this time of the month well. The slum of the city come in, order a shit ton of food, run your ass ragged, then tip lousy, if you get a tip at all.
Call me old fashioned, but if you go to a restaurant to eat, and have someone serve you, don’t you think they deserve a tip? I mean we make less then minimum wage, so we rely on tips to make a living. I have a family to support. If you can’t afford to tip your server or your bartender, stay home. Go to McDonald’s. Just because you’re “rich” the first of every month does not mean you can come into my restaurant, want 20 refills of your Mt Dew and ask for every condiment available then leave a $2.00 tip on your $100 bill.
If that’s all you can afford, please keep the $2.00. Not only is that a slap in my face, but it’s obvious you need it more than I do