An Email…

As I was coming home on the train tonight I was pondering what I was going to write about.  I have a couple of stories that I need to share but they’ll be longer posts and I’m tired.  And I can always complain about work, but I’m convinced that everyone is tired of hearing about that.

And then I got home and checked my email.  I had an email from a fellow blogger.  We have been chatting in emails about a posts that I made last week.  At the end of  his email he finished with the following paragraph.

Do you realize that your restaurant posts are very influential?  I’ve always tipped more than 15%, but now I tip a little more.  I tip more if I know that the server has to split the tip with the bartender, the bussers, etc.  One of my students works at a hoity toity sushi bar. He said that his clientele are demanding and don’t tip accordingly.  He said that sometimes he loses money by the time he has to split the tip.  So between the two of you, I’ve become a better customer. I just have to convince one of my friends (a big ol’ bitter queen) that he isn’t the center of the universe and don’t piss of the wait staff!  So, I do appreciate your restaurant posts.

This meant the world to me.  It’s nice to know that one person out there has heard what I have to say and has been changed because of it.  It’s also nice to know that waiters in San Diego are making more money because of my posts.

And with that I won’t bitch about work tonight.


2 thoughts on “An Email…

  1. Lemuel March 5, 2008 / 06:09

    I think you’ve helped many of us understand the life and economics of being part of wait staff.

  2. Donnie March 7, 2008 / 16:53

    I totally agree with everyone else. Your stories open up the eyes of those people who’ve never been a server. I have students who are servers…and they tell me similar stories.

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