I freely admit that I am not nearly as nice a person as either of these two diners. Having received terrible service at a restaurant they went to, the couple left a huge tip and an incredibly sweet note.
So, married couple Makenzie and Steven Schultz from Iowa got a babysitter to look after their sons and went to a local restaurant to celebrate their sixth anniversary, only to discover that the service “sucked”. The pair were left waiting 20 minutes for water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and more than an hour for the entr├⌐e. However, they learned that the poor service was caused by staffing issues and was not the fault of their server who, they said, was “running around like crazy and never acted annoyed with any table”. Makenzie Schultz, whose Facebook account states that her husband owns a “BBQ restaurant”, then decided to leave a generous tip for the waiter, along with a note that read: “We’ve both been in your shoes. Paying it forward.” Their bill was $66 and Makenzie uploaded a photo of their tip on Facebook, where the image has been shared almost 150,000 times. Next to the photo Schultz explained:
So here’s the deal. Our service tonight sucked. Took 20 minutes to get water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for our entree. People all around us were making fun of the restaurant & how bad the service was. Yeah, it was pretty terrible. But, it was very obvious that the issue was being short staffed, not the server. He was running around like crazy and never acted annoyed with any table. At one point we counted he had 12 tables plus the bar. More than any one person could handle! As I sat there and watched him run back & forth and apologize for the wait, I said to Steven… Wow, this used to be us. Waiting tables. I don’t miss it at all and I never loved that job. I did it for the tips.
Steven and I agreed it would feel good to make this guys night when he would probably be getting minimal to no tips due to slow service. We walked out before he saw this and I’m not posting this for a pat on the back. I’m just sharing this as a friendly reminder to think of the entire situation, before you judge. And always always always remember where you came from.
So, there you have it. I can only hope that I, too, will be able to act that generously when I find myself in a similar situation.
1. A couple who received poor service at a restaurant still left a $100 tip along with a sweet note.
2. Makenzie Schultz and her husband Steven, from Iowa, were at a local restaurant celebrating their sixth anniversary when they say it became clear the service ‘sucked’.
3. Their meal came to $66 and Schultz posted a photo of their tip on Facebook — the image has been shared almost 150,000 times.
4. It is not clear from the receipt where the couple were dining. They said they soon realised the terrible service was down to staffing issues and not the fault of their server who was ‘running around like crazy and never acted annoyed with any table’.
Source: The Mail Online.
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