I took my son to breakfast today. My boss has taken off out of town every month for like the last 5 months and I have been alone in the office. So I figured...why not sleep in today with my kiddo, snuggle a bit and then take him out for some choco chip pancakes. So that is what we did.
I couldn't help notice that our waitress was being run by a group of 4 men. 3 old buggers and one younger guy. When she left the check, I noticed that the oldest guy threw down a dollar for a tip and walked out.
I don't care how old you are... you know the way... I think it's more of an insult to leave a dollar than nothing at all.
I am curious on the tipping standard out there. Most people know it's an unspoken rule to tip 15%. Which here is simple to calculate b/c Maryland's tax is 5%. So it's tax times 3. If you are a great waitress you get 20%. If it's Michael and I on a romantic night with out our son in an expensive restaraunt, we will let you know..we don't get out often, treat us great and we will treat you to atleast 25%. Those nights are special to us, so we are willing to pay alittle more for them.
How do you tip?
And I am also curious if the age generations get different service. Michael and I often get shafted b/c we look young and stroll up in there with a kid. So that to wait staff means more of a mess. And often, how it happens I'll never know, they serve our food before my sons. I won't eat it. I would never eat my food in front of my starving two year old and he has nothing. If it goes cold, I will say something. I don't think that is too harsh.
When it's me and Tyler alone, we always get treated kindly.