It’s no secret that waiting tables is a tough job. There are the unsociable working hours, the negligible pay. Sometimes you receive bad tips for the pricey menu of the restaurant which is completely out of your hand.
Recently one waiter posted that he spent an evening making sure a group of teens was fully satisfied to find they left him just $3.28. He was Frustrated by the tip they left him and post about it on internet But his attitude towards those teens changed drastically. The reason for that is he received apologetic note from the teens and $18 and some change.
He posted it to thank the teens for owning up their mistakes. He posted “Nothing more frustrating than when I get little to nothing for a tip and the customer is smiling and thanking me profusely as they exist. These kids came back another day and left this note for me at the front desk, with $18 and some change. I’ve been serving a long time, and nothing like this has ever happened to me, or anyone. I don’t know how you learned or educated yourself on tipping, but I really appreciate the effort and kindness. I hope your Homecoming was fantastic!”
The Note Reads:
Dear Mr. Waiter,
About a week and a half ago, on October 7, my 3 friends and I came to eat at this restaurant as our own homecoming celebration. It was an exciting experience for us to be here alone, and it was all new to us. And you were the best waiter we could ask for. You were kind, helpful, accommodating, didn’t treat us like babies, and were even able to fit all the food to all my allergies!
So I wanted to say thank you for making our “grown up” experience so amazing and fun. I would also like to say sorry on behalf of my group. Since we were new to this, our 13-year-old minds didn’t exactly know how to deal with the bill. You were super helpful in dividing the check up and taking our not-so-preferable cash. The bill was reasonable, but we had completely forgotten (and frankly didn’t know) what a tip even was, let alone how much to give.
So we emptied our pockets and all of our money added up to $3.28. Not aware of how small this really was, we left, clueless of what we had left for all your hard work. Later, we realized our mistake and felt HORRIBLE. We knew we had to make it right. So in this envelope, you will find the correct 18% tip + extra for simply being amazing. We appreciate your help and patience and thank you for making our night fun. Thank you!
— the 4 teenagers from that night
It is good to see people learn from their mistakes and make them right when they can.