Waiter Wasn’t Expecting This From The Teenagers Who Left Him A With Very Little Tip.
At a restaurant, a group of teens came in and ordered dinner before their homecoming dance. Their waiter… we’ll call him John… gave them the best of service, as he, too, remembered being their age and going to such an important event.
He was more than happy to give them a wonderful meal for their big evening. And he did. And when they left, they acted like they could not have been happier with his service. After they paid for their meal and left, John went to the table to collect his tip. It was $3.28. It wasn’t much… certainly not much for the service and attention he gave all of them. But, he did realize that the were all teenagers and probably did not have any extra money to give him. And he was perfectly fine with that. He just wanted all of them to have a fun evening.
But nearly two weeks later, he received a letter from one of those teens. And something else. The letter read: “Dear Mr. Waiter, About a week and half ago, on Oct. 7, my three friends and I came to eat at this restaurant as our own homecoming celebration. It was an exciting experience for us to be here alone, and it was all new to us. And you were the best waiter we could ask for.
You were kind, helpful, accommodating, didn’t treat us like babies, and were even able to fit the food to all my allergies! So I wanted to thank you for making our “grown-up” experience so amazing and fun. I would also like to say sorry on behalf of my group. Since we were new to all this, our 13-year-old minds didn’t exactly know how to deal with the bill.
You were super helpful in dividing the check up and taking our not-so-preferable cash. The bill was reasonable, but we had completely forgotten (and frankly didn’t know) what a tip even was, let alone how much to give. So we emptied our pockets and all money added up to $3.28.”
The letter went on to say: “Not aware of how small this really was, we left, clueless of what we had left you for all your hard work. Later, we realized our mistake and felt HORRIBLE. We knew we had to make it right. So in this envelope, you will find the correct 18% tip + extra for simply being amazing. We appreciate your help and patience and thank you for making our night fun. Thank you. – the four teenagers from that night.”
And that’s four youngsters realizing that they had to make things right for the great service they were given. Needless to say, John, who hadn’t given it much thought, was amazed.