It’s National Waiters Day! by waiter | May 21, 2008 | Uncategorized | 42 comments I didn’t even know we had a holiday! Damn! No one tells me anything! If you go out to eat today you have to tip 30% (And pre-order my book.) So let it be written, so let it be done. 42 Comments admin on May 20, 2008 at 9:24 pm I stole the graphic from http://welldonefillet.blogspot.com/ Reply kelliebrat on May 21, 2008 at 1:01 am Happy National Waiters Day to all !!!! Already pre-ordered the book Waiter…months ago!! Reply Grumpus on May 21, 2008 at 1:15 am 30% tip and 30% less customer snark, now that would really sweeten the deal. As a butterfly flapping it’s wings in Saigon affects the temperature in New York (or however the faux-Zen saying goes), your insights have had an impact on the eating populace even in my small bit of the globe. I hope you make a million bucks on your book. Reply Missy on May 21, 2008 at 2:48 am Hmmm I was not planning on going out to eat tomorrow but now I just may. Reply Jason on May 21, 2008 at 4:44 am I always tip 30% or negative .02 cents (only did that once, the 4#%@ ignored us when we came in, ignored us until we had to call her over to order, let, our food sit in the warmer till *I* got it, etc 🙁 baddd waitress, got fired) Reply Jacona on May 21, 2008 at 5:11 am 30% is high for Canada but I’ll def. throw down an extra buck or two. And I’m a student so for me a buck is about 1/6th of my meal already! Reply Vinyl on May 6, 2013 at 11:27 am You Canadians don’t tip zip. Just don’t go out to eat in America so we don’t have to bust our ass for nothing. Reply girlwiththemask on May 21, 2008 at 5:34 am Let the tips spill forth! Reply Resort Town Waitress on May 21, 2008 at 6:07 am Great show on the ‘Net Waiter…Pre-Order is all set…and it’s National Waiter’s Day and I am working tonight…Woo-Hoo;) Happy Waiter’s Day to all!! Reply Amy on May 21, 2008 at 8:43 am May you have gorgeous, single redheads seated in your section all day long. Then write about them! 🙂 Reply Robin G. on May 21, 2008 at 9:27 am Wait, there’s a National Waiter’s Day? Damn, my tips never increased on May 21st of any year… guess I was getting screwed the whole time. Hrmph. Reply N on May 21, 2008 at 10:36 am Lol,love the graphic that you pilfered. I also thank you for leading me to Well Done Fillet, I think he is a tad more cynical and crazier than you sometimes. Reply LOVETHEWAITER on May 21, 2008 at 10:42 am Congrats on the book, Waiter! Please keep entertaining us with your blog, I really look forward to it, especially when I’m at my boring job. We will go out to dinner this weekend at our new fave place here in SW FL, it’s called the Elephant Bar in Fort Myers-absolutely awesome place. We had the best service, great food, clean and fun atmosphere, and the prices are reasonable. Have a great day all! Reply Jennifer on May 21, 2008 at 11:00 am Fantastic! I’m taking my department out for lunch today anyway. Reply Eccentric on May 21, 2008 at 11:42 am I might just have to go out with hubby this weekend–since we’re both crazy busy during the week 😛 Reply Mark on May 21, 2008 at 11:45 am Only if you give a 30% stronger effort. Reply Jay on May 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm Heh. And I’m on Duty tonight. I love having everything paid for by my employer, including the tip. Reply Kim on May 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm How wonderful!! Happy Waiter’s Day to you! Reply Sarah P on May 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm Yey Waiter Rant is being sold accross the pond. I have added it to my book list and will be sure to buy it when it’s released. Still loving the blog by the way. Reply Danicus on May 21, 2008 at 1:24 pm it’s also my birthday! it’s a win-win situation! Reply Barb on May 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm Thanks for letting us know, waiter. I’ll definitely go out and celebrate the day! My nephew was a waiter when he went through college, and he often got stiffed by customers.I try my best to make up for it….. Reply ct waitress on May 21, 2008 at 4:58 pm Nice to have a day that recognises waitstaff. Wish we had a national speak your mind day for waiters, that would be great. HAs Hallmark made a card yet….maybe one with a money pocket for the tips would be great. Reply cheesepic on May 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm Went out to eat today. The server seemed to know what we needed when we needed it; he was excellent, so I tipped him 30% without knowing it was National Waiters Day. Reply Stoic on May 21, 2008 at 6:06 pm 30%!!! I guess I’ll have to cut back. Reply Bob Dobbs on May 21, 2008 at 6:33 pm Nice gesture, but it’s not mine. Better to show appreciation by tipping decently every time. Reply kelcut on May 21, 2008 at 8:00 pm And here I thought the place I went to lunch today was just trying to get more tips… they had a big white board with a message about “Waitresses Day”. Guess they didn’t have waiters. Reply saucygrrl on May 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm Happy Waiters’ Day! LOL! I *LOVE* the ten commandments. Mandatory Easter viewing if you ask me. Dance you mud turtles! Dance! Reply Tracy on May 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm Wow! I didn’t know Waiter’s Day existed either! If I eat out I will be sure to do the 30%. I always appreciate GOOD service! 🙂 Reply annievee on May 22, 2008 at 1:03 am well…! i wish we had “national waiters day” in canada. though right about now, i’d appreciate even an unassuming “go out to eat and don’t be an asshole day”, myself. Reply jadenguy on May 22, 2008 at 9:48 am aw, man, i tipped thirty percent monday on instead! i should have waited. Reply Shieldmaiden96 on May 22, 2008 at 10:47 am I wish I’d known…I’d have eaten someplace tippable last night instead of grabbing a burrito. (A better option on a couple of levels, as it turns out.) Thanks for posting that, now I have another good waiter blog to read. Reply Marti on May 22, 2008 at 5:14 pm Doh! We went out to eat last ngiht (the 21st) because it was my birthday and tipped 20%. We didn’t know about waiter day. HOWEVER, I also want to mention that it was made quite obvious to me that the waiters didn’t like that we weren’t ordering wine or cocktails. They asked 3 times and we said no each time, and they never took the wine list away, and then another guy came along and asked, we said no, he turned to our main waiter who shrugged and said “Sorry, man” before walking away. I mean WTF was up with that? We dropped a lot of money on a dinner that was supposed to be for my birthday and in the end I just felt judged. I mean, what if we were alcoholics or something? Would they still be pissed that we didn’t order alcohol? As it was I didn’t get b/c it causes rosacea flare-ups and my husband was driving us home. For sheesh! Is there something about serving wine that gets them a profit above and beyond what they get for everything else? It’s not like we can afford places like that more than once in a long while and they could have been a little less obvious about their disdain. I waited tables for a while too, so I know about being polite, saying please and thank you and tipping big, so it’s not like we were doing anything to warrant that kind of attitude. Reply Prof on May 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm So say we all. 🙂 Reply Starr01 on May 22, 2008 at 9:41 pm This seemed like a good day to preorder my book! Thanks for all the life lessons Waiter! Reply Jones on May 23, 2008 at 10:06 am Dude, are you like lazy or something? You’ve only had like 2 entries this month other than you’re self promotions. Way to go on sustaining interest leading up to your book release. Reply That guy on May 23, 2008 at 11:27 am If you ask for 30%, I’ll give you 15%. Reply Ava on May 23, 2008 at 5:07 pm Hallmark really needs to commemorate this occasion with cute/funny/touching money cards. Now that would make for an official holiday! Reply Legend on May 27, 2008 at 4:32 am LOL! u took the last line from last line from “Metallica, Creeping Death” 😀 U must be a fan 😀 Reply Legend on May 27, 2008 at 4:33 am Fucking double typing -.- See what coffee does to u, makes u repeat urself….repeat urslef….repeat urself 😛 Reply frank on May 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm sounds sexist – what about waitRESSES ? Reply Rebecca F. on June 8, 2008 at 4:12 am Was that last line from Metallica? I thought it was from the movie “The Ten Commandments” Reply danny on July 9, 2008 at 4:45 am ha i’m a waiter and that was my birthday. i shoulda gotten 40%. i prolly got 10 though not for lack of trying Reply Trackbacks/Pingbacks Atomoxetine. - William adams and atomoxetine.... Eli lilly atomoxetine hci. Atomoxetine hci. Eli lilly atomoxetine. Strattera atomoxetine. Atomoxetine and drug abuse… Reboxetine. - Reboxetine.... Vestra reboxetine. Reboxetine edronax. Reboxetine.... Buy rohypnol. - Buy rohypnol.... 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