Friday, September 25, 2009

'And They Supposed To Be So Rich'

Unless the service is really sucky, the DF&C and I always tip 20 percent at a restaurant and sometimes more. While I'd like to think that's a product of an innate generosity of my part, I know better. It's a product of having known a fair number of waitpeople and bartenders over the years, and done a little of both myself back in the day.

Relying on the kindness of strangers to earn a living can be a tough slog, which brings me to a pertinent little tale told by Lance Mannion.

1 comment:

Lance Mannion said...

Hey, thanks for the link!

I'm feel the same. When it comes time to leave the tip I always think of the people I've known who've waited tables and tended bar. My waiter that night earned his 20 per cent and then some, but he could have thrown the food at me and cursed my mother and I'd still have left a good tip just because I know what it's like to have a bad day on minimum wage, and because after all he still brought me the pastrami on rye, which was a taste of heaven.