Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stupid Math

On the way to work today I realized that I WAY under-tipped our waitress at lunch yesterday.  I don't know what made me think about it, but I started adding it up and... yeah. And she was so nice to us! We had a homemade birthday pie for someone that she sliced and delivered to the table and everything.

I blame my friends: they won't let me take off my shoes so I can cipher.
 
Well, shit. I have to go back and give her some more money, right? What do I say when I see her?

7 comments:

  1. Just go back and say you realized after the fact that you'd undertipped, and apologize. She will appreciate the gesture.

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  2. Just tell her you realized belatedly that your tip was off and that you want to make amends. I did something similar -- except I walked out without leaving ANY tip (yet another reason why I should never pay with cash) -- and I went back the next day, explained that I'd been so caught up in chatting with my girlfriend that I completely spaced on the tip, and that I was so embarrassed and sorry. I think our waitress was surprised I came back at all, and she was very sweet about it (the fact that she ended up with a 40% tip because I felt so bad probably didn't hurt!).

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  3. Simply tell her that you realized that you undertipped her after the fact and that you want to fix it.

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  4. I agree.
    Just admit your mind was elsewhere...and make amends.

    You will feel better...and get better service the next time you dine there.

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  5. I did the same things as Jools, had a cranky baby and just forgot to tip. But I didn't go back and I have always regretted it (hello, 9 years later). Go back!

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  6. I did the same thing to a massage therapist a few months ago...I didn't mean too...I was nervous because he was hot and I was naked...Now I'm too embarrassed to go back.

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  7. As a former waitress, the moment you explain yourself she will understand and be grateful.

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