Customers failing to leave tips is a daily fact of life in the restaurant business, though a diner’s excuse in Iowa was outstandingly bad: “Tips are only for normal looking people,” the customer wrote on the bill after stiffing pink-haired waitress Taelor May Beeck in Des Moines on Tuesday night. Read more on Newser… … READ MORE »
Last week, I wrote an article about how it’s not exactly proper etiquette to leave a rude note instead of a tip when one goes out to eat. However, it appears Jason Paul Naglich of Redondo Beach, California, didn’t read it.
After eating out at the Bamboo Thai Bistro, Naglich refused to tip his… READ MORE »
When I was 22, I briefly waitressed at an overpriced restaurant in TIMES SQUARE. It was the most abusive work environment I’ve ever experienced. The chef was cruel. The manager screamed to the point of sobbing on a daily basis. The waitstaff was scared; our hands shook when we brought out food and drinks. I had… READ MORE »
Jerk customers think it’s the server’s fault when the kitchen is backed up. READ MORE »
Abigail Sailors, an 18-year-old college student and waitress at a Lincoln, Nebraska Cracker Barrel restaurant, has already endured more hardship than most people experience in their entire lives. After her mother was gravely injured in a car accident, her father was deemed an unfit parent, and Sailors and her four siblings were sent to live… READ MORE »
Aaron Collins, a computer technician from Lexington, Kentucky, passed away last year at the tragically young age of 30. In his will, he specified a unique last wish he wanted his family to fulfill: “Leave an awesome tip … I mean $500 on a fucking pizza.” His brother Seth took up the challenge, starting a… READ MORE »
Let’s talk about tipping. I am a terrible tipper. It’s not that I don’t tip — I so tip, and a lot. I probably actually tip way too much, because paying people for performing services for me makes me deeply uncomfortable. This is probably because I’m not really an adult or something, but I just… READ MORE »
You hear so many stories about stingy celebs, so it’s always nice when someone famous goes the extra mile for their waitstaff. Case in point, Lou “Incredible Hulk” Ferigno, most recently of “The Avengers” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” took himself and his incredible hulk hands out. Instead of leaving the company-suggested tip, Lou left a tip… READ MORE »
If you’ve ever worked in a coffee shop, you know it can be a stressful, crazy, demanding job. You spend all day dealing with cranky customers, getting chocolate syrup in your hair, pouring mugs of boiling milk, trying to keep your cool when the espresso machine breaks during a rush, and going home smelling like… READ MORE »
Waiting tables is a tough gig. You have to mentally balance the requests and demands of countless customers at once. You have to physically balance plates of steaming hot food. You have to be on your feet for hours at a time with no breaks. You have to serve people like my great aunt, who… READ MORE »
I have a friend who’s really cheap. She’s so cheap that she often deprives herself of something she wants because it’s “too expensive.” I’ve told her plenty of times, “You get what you pay for.” Lately, her cheapness has really been getting on my nerves because she often complains to service people, like waiters, about… READ MORE »
The outside world is more like a Hooters restaurant than you previously thought: a new study says that men are more likely to tip a waitress if she looks pretty wearing makeup.
Researchers studied the tips received by two waitresses from 186 male and 98 female customers. Only one third of the dudes left… READ MORE »