Thanksgiving --- Let’s Thank Our Service Providers

What do you do in Thanksgiving? Eating a nice family meal? Shopping for bargains? …

I love those traditions, but quite often, “Thanksgiving” also reminds me the importance of showing genial appreciations to those who have done something nice to me in the past.
This CBS News video reminds us the same thing --- we need to be nice to waiters and waitresses. Servers in restaurants often receive very minimal hourly wage as they must count tips towards their incomes. Accordingly, it is important that we tip them 15-20% of the bill.

In addition to tips, showing genial appreciations can mean a lot to the service providers. For example, it is nice to maintain an eye contact with the servers while they take the orders, give them the attention when they place the food/drink on the table or remove the empty plates, and often, use words like “please” and “thank you.”
Being a good server is not easy. S/he must be very patient, possess good communication skills and multi-tasking skills, work long hours, deal with the wastes, and usually sacrifice weekends and holidays. So, the next time when we dine out, let’s show our appreciations to waiters and waitresses. Honestly, I believe that being nice to service providers and other people is also a very good indication of who we are as a person. Do you agree?

If you waited tables before, how would you describe “the best” and/or “the worst” customers you’ve ever served? 

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