Have you ever not tipped your waitperson?
I was so tempted last night.
We ate at the only boat up restaurant on the lake. It's a burger joint that lures boaters in with the smell of grease for miles away. Like those Sirens luring Homer to the rocks...I digress.
It's seat yourself, so we got a table, waited forever for the waitress to greet us and when she did it was a weak, "I'll be right back." It was about 7:45 pm and I hadn't eaten since lunch and was about ready to eat the tablecloth, oh there's no tablecloths. Well you know the rest, it was all downhill and I'm sure my snarky attitude, like when I said we didn't need menus, only added fuel to the fire, but the waitress started it! I told M (my 7 yr old) that the waitress was either going to spit in my beer or on my burger. Waitress delivers food an hour later -- burger & nachos. NEVER comes to our table again. Different waitress delivers the bill. I confirm that the waitstaff still "pools" tips and she says it has it ups and downs. There are other waitpeople working that we know do a good job, but our waitress was terrible and appears to be a noose around the neck of the others.
Hubby, gracious man that he is, paid the bill and left a tip. I'm thinking I would have turned my beer glass upside down with a dollar inside it. No, not really.
How do you tip for poor service?