Had a table of 15 last night which was fine but had to split it with another waiter as that is the house policy. The bill came to $771 and after the tip out we each made $21.90. But seeing they were from England that was probably a lot for them to leave as a tip.
Upon leaving I received 15 verbal tips though and another 4 top that included 2 kids commented on how great the service was upon departing to the host. They left $20 as a tip.
Aside from the verbal tip of great service , thank you very much , outstanding , wondering what my name was etc… I walked out of there with a paltry $69.
The last couple of shifts have been not so kind but I guess that goes with the territory. It is August , the heat has finally come and people have run out of money at least in my section.
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So what is the greatest verbal tip you have ever received??