Be damned if you do and damned if you don’t

Happiness definition

Happiness is…watching the waiter bringing your food in a restaurant.

Are we thankful to the waiter/waitress?

My friend, these people’s role is the most difficult thing in this world.

Yes. Most of us are thankful.

But some are born to complain against the waiter/waitress all the time during their stay in the restaurant.

You can’t change these people.

They are uncivil.

Looks like rudeness in restaurants is increasing.

Especially after Covid and the recession, people started demanding more from the restaurants

Manner has lost all its value.

How you treat a waiter/waitress reveals your personality

The waiter/waitress can be rude too!

Have you come across such people?

None likes an unpleasant dining experience.

I always wonder whether you tip the waiter still?

Remember that these people are human too!

They may be coming from less privileged society.

They can have their problems and may be reaching the bursting point… unfortunately for you to be at the wrong place and at the wrong time.

Many of us still give tips but the percentage may vary. 20 per cent for excellent service, 15 per cent for satisfactory service and 10 per cent for lousy service.

Is it rude to call ‘waiter’?

Yes. Don’t call them waiters.

You can raise your hand and call politely Mister/Ms/ Madam or simply say Could I have?

What about the Chef?

Who remembers this particular person?

Do you ever find time to thank him/her for your pleasant experience in the restaurant?

“The waiter gets tipped for the chef’s hard work. The chef is remembered only while attributing shortcomings” Shashank Joshi


“Feeling prosperous means paying your utility bills on time and with a smile on your face.

Prosperity means not only giving to the homeless person but having a smile on your face when you do it. Prosperity also means buying fresh produce with a smile on your face instead of buying day-old bread or bargain overripe fruit with a scowl on your face.

Still more, being prosperous means tipping generously with a smile on your face when the waiter has given you great service instead of trying to stiff him with a mere per cent, or worse, no tip at all”

Ernie Zelinski

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This post is part of Sue & GC’s Weekly prompts- Waiter/Waitress 


8 thoughts on “Waiter

  1. They do have a hard job, tipping is not required in Australia because they earn a good hourly rate and service charge is added most of the time but when it’s not I’ll always tip and say thanks as well 🙂

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  2. I agree with Alison, the requirements are different, as are expectations in different countries. There is also an issue in the UK (although I suspect more widely) where employers/the restaurants etc take the tips too so they don’t always get passed onto the staff. I also agree, many outlets will add a 15% service charge. That said, if I can I would remove it and give directly to the waiting staff or if the service is poor I will not tip. But you’re right waiting staff do a tough job and are under-appreciated by many. There is no excuse for poor manners or aggressive attitudes from customers.

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  3. I agree with Philo. Rudeness to restaurant staff or anyone else is never acceptable. I always say thank you, and would always leave a tip unless the service charge is included.

    My girls worked as waitresses when they were students, it’s hard work and often without thanks, they sometimes came up against rudeness from diners who snapped at them without taking into consideration their youth, very bad form and like you say it speaks volumes about the customer.

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    1. Well said, Dolly.
      A grandmother is a grandmother. All in one.
      “A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” –Unknown
      One must respect the people whatever may be of the type of jobs they are doing.
      First of all, why should anybody call the job ‘menial’
      I just can’t understand human psychology here.
      As you rightly put it, we cease to exist if these people are not there for the so-called ‘menial job’.


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