May 21st National Waiters and Waitresses Day

Well, if you don’t like leaving tips, stay inside today! this is National Waiters and Waitresses Day and good tips are expected!. (For good service naturally)

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If you have never been a waiter or waitress I can tell you from personal experience, it’s a tough job. Just balancing trays is a job in its own right but having to deal with each and every persons personality, the other waiters and waitresses, the kitchen staff, the chefs, the management and the occasional skipped payment makes it a stressful position to maintain.

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When the food isn’t to your liking, comes out late or the air conditioning is too high or too low, who gets the blame? Add to all that, they are people just like the rest of us and have the exact same sort of stress the rest of us go through on a daily basis. But they  are always expected to be cheerful, prompt and efficient.

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And remember the old days when drive through meant drive in? Girls in roller skates coming out to your car to take your oder and returning with those trays that hung on your window? Not only did they have to wait on you but they had to know how to roller skate pretty well. I have a hard enough time walking and chewing gum at the same time.

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And then there are those girls that look so much better than the food you are being served. They always seemed to get better tips even if they forgot to bring the food at all!

How to celebrate – Make sure you give your waiter-waitress a good tip if you go out today. Maybe even take them a small gift, not in place of money because they work on tips for the most part. Be nice to your waiter or waitress, they are working hard for their money.

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