- May 8, 2016
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I agree obviously, but I don't deem factors outside of the waitstaff's control to be an aspect of their service. If a fine-dining establishment allows its patrons to wear Yankees caps, that's an issue with management, not the service staff. You penalize the management by not eating there.agree regarding the weather. It’s tough In The extreme heat, and adjustments are allowed.
i still tip within the acceptable range.
i do not give an exceptional tip if the service is not exceptional.
it’s not fair to the servers at restaurants that do provide exceptional service to just give everyone the same tip. That would be like a teacher who gives all their students A’s, even the ones who do not try as hard or do as well.
I was a busboy and server in my early 20's at a higher-end French bistro in what is basically a New Jersey neighborhood of lower Manhattan. I thought snotty assholes treating waitstaff like shit to look/feel powerful were only in movies. Nope.
There's a scene in the movie Ben Hur, where the titular character is enslaved and serves as an oarman on a Roman galley, chained to the oar. The ship sinks in a battle, but he manages to escape the manacles while his fellow oarmen all drown, and he saves the life of ship's captain. They are then rescued from floating wreckage by another Roman galley. As Ben Hur is treated to a hero's welcome on the ship, knowing he just bought his ticket home, he looks down into the bilge at the oarmen rowing to the beat of the drum.
That's me whenever I see a busboy clearing my table. Please treat them kindly.