"I think the waitress thinks she's a bus boy."
365 Project - 5.7.10. Steff and Jeffrey Remick with Jessie and James Crabtree. At El Rayo Taqueria (in Portland, ME). Bean and cheese burritos.
I know that waitresses have it rough. It's a grueling job with little by way of thanks, but I don't feel like that should obligate me to tip well. I am, by no means, a stingy tipper, but I do believe in hard work. I tip, not according to the bill, but according to the service I've received - I don't think this is harsh or unreasonable. Tonight our waitress was just awful. When our drinks were empty, it took nearly a half hour to get them refilled. When she brought us our food, we asked for water. She promptly forgot and began washing table tops. After ten minutes of glaring at her, she finally remembered and brought us our much needed aqua. She assumed the boys were a couple though (which was mildly entertaining), but as a result couldn't figure out how to separate our bill. It was not her finest moment in the service industry. And so, I left a really bad tip. And now I feel like a douchebag.
But mediocrity is unacceptable!
At least the company was exceptional.
I'm sorry, Ms. Waitress Lady, don't hate me for the two dollars I left, but I was unimpressed with your inattentiveness, blatant laziness, and overwhelming apathy towards your job. Be thankful you have one - nearly 10% of Mainers don't, after all).
Check out my review of El Rayo Taqueria!
*DISCLOSURE POLICY: This is not a paid insertion. All opinions expressed in this post regarding the product are my own experiences and personal observations. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.*