So I have worked in restaurants over 20 years. I have a love hate relationship with it.
I love it for the customer aspect of it, I LOVE working with people.
I hate it for "certain" customers. They may me wonder some times how people make it through each day being SO horrible.
It all evens out, and more often than not we have more nice customers than mean customers.
At the restaurant I work at we have this one couple that comes in every week. EVERYONE that works there knows who they are. There bill is always about $80 - $100 and the reason everyone knows who they are is
THEY ALWAYS TIP 100%
So last night the hubby and I went out for dinner. It was not an $80 dinner by any means but I remember the one time I got the %100 tippers, so we left %100 tip. I explained to the hubby that we just made this girls night. We snuck out before she looked at it and I ran to the rest room, when I came back I saw our waitress and all her co-workers giving high fives, and she did a little cheerleading move.
That alone was worth it.
And we feel FABULOUS about it!