Today is for all the waitresses and waiters out there: Leave a big tip.
I know this may be asking a lot for some people, but if you can spare it, please do. Waitresses and waiters put up with a lot and sometimes they don’t even get a tip for it! They need the money just as much as we do, if not more, so please help them out. Give more than the recommended tip especially if they deserve it, and even if they don’t. They deal with a lot of crummy people and they have bad days just like we do. It’s hard to put on a smile when you just found out your significant other is cheating on you, a loved one is dying, your car needs repairs you can’t afford, your child needs money for school that you don’t have, Christmas is coming and you have no idea how your going to get everything- or even anything- on your child’s wish list, you got into a huge fight with someone you love, or you’ve been working more hours than ought to be possible. Think outside of yourself and try to make their day a little better. If you can’t afford a huge tip (and I am not talking hundreds of dollars), perhaps offer to buy them something to eat or at least do all that you can to chit chat with them, listen and show them that you care, and make them smile and even laugh. If you can be a blessing to them, then do it!!
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