Well, I had a dilemna last week...
Here is the situation. Please tell me what you would have done!
I went out to lunch with 4 of my very NICE co workers.
We laughed! We had fun! We ate good food.
We ate at Houlihan's. It is a nice place.
Our group came person by person. So you know what that means for the wait staff, right? He had to come to our table over and over again until the whole party finally arrived. He brought us drinks person by person. (I used to be a waitress and I KNOW that is annoying!)
We placed our order. He was great. Our drinks were always refilled, and our food was brought out quickly. There wasn't one complaint about this guy! Really great waiter!
Finally it is time to go... Everyone puts in their money. And guess what? Our bill was $72.00 and the tip was $3.00. Seriously. And sadly, that $3.00 was from me. My meal was $7.50 and normally I am a GREAT tipper, but I only had a small amount of cash on me, and I thought, surely everyone else would be tipping.
I asked to put it on my credit card so I could leave a bigger tip and one of my NICE co workers said, "Don't be ridiculous Rebeckah, it's only lunch. $3 is a fine tip." When I protested, she got angry. I am not big on confrontation. I also have TONS of stress at work right now and I didn't want to add more stress to the work situation so I just left.
I did go back today when I was in the city and try to leave the right tip ($15) but our waiter wasn't working. Don't worry I will keep going back again and again until I find him. I feel SO bad for him.
So what would you have done? How do you feel about tipping? Have you ever had to confront someone about their shoddy tip leaving? I need tipping advice!
We all missed Quince very much. He would have made our fun time even funner : ) AND, I know he is a good tipper! I just love good tippers!
My friend Cortney is having a GREAT giveaway today. Go check it out. She is making a difference in the world. I love that! : )