The Waffle House Waitress
--by Paul, posted Jun 19, 2007
If you have never been in one, or have never heard of it, Waffle House is kinda like a chain of diners that serve the best waffles around! They won't be found at the top of any Zagat's list of Fine dining, but they are my favorite!
Our waitress took a while to take our order, asking the same questions a few times. We made a few substitutions and "complicated" the order, but she wrote it all down.
When the orders came, they were not right. When the bill came, it was not right either. The only thing that was right was the taste of the food and the smile of the waitress. She may not have been good at her job, but she was personable and caring.
My friend went up to pay the bill and I left a tip at the table. I normally will leave a 20% tip (and I always round up), but in this case, the tip was more like 30 or 40%.
The look on my friend's face was priceless! He was so surprised that I would leave such a large tip after all the wrong things that happened. To me, it was a no brainer - I said to him, "Who will that 10 dollars help more? Me or her? And with that, I left before she even knew what was left for her.