A few "tips" about waitresses!
I was a waitress for several years in high school and college. It's the hardest profession. We earned back then $1.75 an hour with tips on top. We worked 8 hour shifts and there were slow days when I would walk out of there with $8 in my pocket and $14 coming to me in my paycheck. What a lot of people don't know is that waitresses have to clean the bathrooms, roll the silver, mop the floors, dust, prep the food, pre scrub the dishes, and so many other things.
On my very first table ever I was tipped $50!! I did a great job and the little family thankfully rewarded my efforts, I'll NEVER forget their generosity!
One time a lady got mad at me for telling her the shrimp was broiled when it was actually boiled and she chased me around with her fork and one of the shrimp! She was a VERY large woman and I was running from her shrieking at the top of my lungs as she jabbed the fork at my face! Her mother left me $20 but the manager took it from me because he comped their meal. :(
I also witnessed TERRIBLE servers making bank while I who worked my butt off made at least half... Why? They were beautiful! So I always tip the more homely or regular looking people who do a good job a bit more to even the odds!