At lunch yesterday, our waitress and I were talking. She said while she always appreciates a good tip, it’s even more meaningful when someone takes the time to write “Thank you” on the receipt. She said it makes her feel great because the person took the time to let her know her service mattered. She went on to say that “Thank you” AND a smiley face was even better.
As some of you know, my mom was waitress for many years. A kind customer could make her day, while the jerk who yelled at her because HE ordered wrong could ruin her entire WEEK. Some folks say you can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his mother. I think you can learn even more by how he treats his server.
In the spirit of the season, PLEASE GO FORTH AND LET YOUR WAITER/WAITRESS KNOW THEIR SERVICE MATTERED! A few moments of your kindness could literally make a difference in someone’s life. And isn’t that what Christmas is all about?