Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Waitress / College Student Apparently Does Not Know The Meaning Of "Satisfied"

You would think that a waitress or anyone, who was attending college, would under the distinction between the words "satisfied" and dissatisfied" but apparently that is not the case with at least one NJ waitress. She reportedly served a group of 8 people who had to wait one hour for their meal to arrive. Instead of leaving a tip for their $112 dollar tab, one of them supposedly wrote "LOL" on the line on which you normally write the amount of the tip (source).

Somehow this was found to be news worthy, I imagine the waitress or someone with whom she shared her story must have contacted the media. Why a tip not being given would be news worthy boggles the mind, at least my mind but I guess she thought it was a big deal and had to spread the word and someone in at least one media outlet agreed.

What may be more newsworthy than her not getting a tip is the apparent fact that college students today, at least one college student anyway, apparently does not know the meaning of the word "satisfied". The article about the non-tip quotes the waitress as having said:

"I would have preferred a $0 tip than a "LOL" tip but, as a waitress, bad tips and harsh notes are all part of the job. Even though they did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal."

Sorry but the whole point of them writing LOL on the tip line, and then also writing "1 hour for food"next to that was to show their DISSASTISFACTION or in other words to express to the waitress that they had not been satisfied. The waitress can play her violin all she wants to garner sympathy from the masses but she gets absolutely none from me when she has the arrogance to think that the customers had been satisfied after a one hour wait for food no matter how many times she refilled their drinks. If she wanted to pitch a bitch about not getting a tip, then she should have done so with the kitchen staff and not by demonizing the diners.

Then again, she also gets zero sympathy for me relative to her moaning about her receiving a salary of only $2.50 an hour because she receives tips while she could have opted for a non-tipped wait position at over $8 an hour. If she opted to rely on tips, then she should have been back in the kitchen demanding that the food get out sooner to assure she got one. But the news report seems to indicate she may have done differently than pushing the kitchen staff to hurry it up, just read what else she was quoted as saying:

'We spend an hour or more of our time befriending you, making you laugh, getting to know you and making your dining experience the best it can be. We work hard, and we really do care.'

Sorry young lady but my waitress does not befriend me when I dine out and I do not expect one to do so. What you are saying, in my estimation seems to be, that you suck up to folks and expect them to tip you for that. Kissing arse is not good service, maybe it is about time you wake up to that fact and try instead to help assure that meals get served within a reasonable amount of time because had you done that then maybe I would agree that you really do care. As it stands though, I stand with the non-tippers but I would have done things a bit differently. Instead of merely leaving no tip, I probably would have gotten up and walked out, paying only for my drinks, by the time it hit 45 minutes.

All the best,
Glenn B


 
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