Having a job at a restaurant can be demanding, requiring patience, attentiveness, and the ability to deliver exceptional service.
Waiters and waitresses work tirelessly to ensure customers have a pleasant dining experience. This makes leaving a generous tip an important way to show appreciation for their hard work. Unfortunately, one waiter recently experienced the disappointment of receiving an insufficient tip from a group of teenagers who were dining out on their own for the first time.
After providing exemplary service, the waiter was disheartened to discover a mere $3.28 left as a tip by the group of teenagers. Despite receiving profuse thanks and smiles as they exited the restaurant, the meager tip left him frustrated. It is a scenario that many service industry professionals can relate to – the pang of disappointment when their efforts are undervalued. However, what transpired next would restore his faith in humanity and challenge the negative stereotypes surrounding today’s youth. Scroll down for the complete story.
It’s not easy working as a waiter/waitress in a restaurant:
Via: Ken Eckert
Waiters/waitresses rely heavily on tips:
4 teenagers went to eat at a restaurant as their homecoming celebration. It was an exciting experience for them to be there:
The teenagers then mention in this letter that they had the best waiter they could ask for as he was kind and helpful. They then “thank you” the waiter for making this an amazing experience:
The teenagers then apologize to the waiter for not handling the bill well as they were too young and it was new to them:
The teens then mention that the bill was reasonable but they had no idea about tipping. They tipped the waiter with $3.28 and that was all they had.
The teenagers didn’t realize that this was a very small amount for the waiter’s hard work. The teenagers wanted to make it right.
In a generation where concerns about manners and values often arise, the actions of these teenagers set them apart. Realizing their mistake and the impact it had on the waiter, they decided to rectify the situation. The following day, they returned to the restaurant, intending to make amends and offer a heartfelt apology.
The teenagers left an $18 tip and some change in the envelope and appreciated the waiter for being kind, helpful and patient:
Rather than simply offering an apology, the teenagers took it a step further. They left behind a surprise that would change the waiter’s perception of them completely. It was an 18$ tip which was significant enough to evoke a profound shift in the waiter’s attitude towards the teenagers. It served as a testament to their willingness to learn and grow, as well as their understanding of the importance of empathy and consideration for others.
OP wrote that it gets frustrated when he doesn’t get a tip:
Their parents are doing a great job:
How cute is it that they numbered the pages:
A lot of adults cannot write such a beautiful letter:
Let this heartwarming tale serve as a reminder to always appreciate the efforts of service industry professionals and the impact a simple act of kindness can have. Whether it is leaving a generous tip or taking the time to acknowledge their hard work, we can all play a role in creating a more compassionate and understanding society.
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