Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sentimental Sunday The Hero and The Waitress
After we ordered, we sat and talked and talked and talked. He became aware the food had not arrived and no waitress in sight. He waited, then went to the entrance and inquired on what had happened with our order. He was assured that it would be out quickly. Well, if you call another 15 minutes quickly. The Hero was getting annoyed. The waitress delivered the food without an apology. She didn't even smile. Our drinks were nearly gone because we had been waiting so long. Did she ask if we would like more drink? NO. It continued. Class D service. We finished our meal the food was good, but the Hero was hot under the collar. He decided he would leave a penny as a tip to let the waitress know he did not approve of her service.
We paid for our meal and went to the car. He opened the car door for me (he was a gentleman for all our married life). As I sat down, he leaned down and said "a penny is too much." With that, he closed the door and I saw him walked back into the restaurant. The waitress had just gone to our table; he was right behind her. As she started to clean, he reached past her and took the penny.
The look on her face as he stalked out the door was priceless. I don't know if he said anything or not (he never told me), but the body language was enough.
Grandchildren, should he have done that? Let me think, as I said he was arrogant in those days and felt his perception was correct all the time. The waitress did not give good service and bad behavior should not be rewarded, on the other hand insulting someone is not the best either. You will have to make up your own mind. He felt that he was justified. Maybe so. Good night. Love you all.