Monday, February 7, 2011
I Did the Impossible!
Yes you heard it correctly. Their separate cheques added up to so small a tip that we still owed 75 cents to the house. In other words we worked for 2 hours at their table and made nothing. Yes nothing!!
I knew we were in trouble when they asked me if the water was free. Also they wanted to know after they ordered their bar snack how much their bill was to see if they had any money left over for dessert.
When one got eight dollar change back she wanted 4 toonies so she could split the cost with her friend.
The biggest tip we got was 64 cents from one girl.
So you see it is possible to get nothing and actually owe money after serving guests. In this case 11 of them.
I feel like calling Alec Guiness and seeing if there is a World Record held for such a feat. At least we could become famous.
By the way I am 52 today. I still manage to achieve the impossible.
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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