We did this once as well. The waitress followed us out to the parking lot and told us that we forgot to leave her a tip. We responded back that we had not, that her tip was indicative of the level of service we received. She told us she was going to call the police on us. Bless her heart. I hope she found a different line of work otherwise, I fear we’re all paying her expenses each month. LOL
I had a waiter come out to the lot to be sure I didn't tip him too much.
The service was fantastic and I tipped 25%. It was The Great Caruso in Houston.
posted on 02/11/2011 8:00:23 AM PST
Eight of us had a meal at L'Maison
in Cincinnati way back in the late 70's. It was an expensive restaurant and the bill was about $300, so we put $350 in cash on the table and left. (None of us had credit cards back then.) While we were waiting for our cabs to arrive, the maitre'd came out and asked if the service was acceptable. We said it was very good. He said: "Then why didn't you leave a tip?" We explained that we did and he accused us of skipping out without leaving a tip. I suggested that he check with the bus boy who cleared the table. He spun on his heels and literally ran back into the restaurant.
He didn't come back out.
posted on 02/11/2011 9:30:20 AM PST
(Some people are as dumb as soup.)
The nerve of her!!
Story you may like: Years ago, dinner for 12, celebrating a college graduation. Nice restaurant, lousy service. $700 + tab. My father-in-law, was the host, left three 20's as the tip. As we walked out, he was in front of me and I was bringing up the rear.
Waiter approaches him, the bill folder was open, three 20's on display. Waiter says: "Sir, I think you may have made a mistake."
Without missing a beat, F-I-L, says: "You're right son, thank you very much." As he says this he picks up one of the 20's! I bet that waiter never pulled that one again.
posted on 02/11/2011 4:27:09 PM PST
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