Yesterday was a very nice day. I had a lot of fun with Lindsay and Logan, plus a lot of Lindsay's family! We went to an elimination dinner, and didn't get eliminated! We won a few dollars, not enough to need to report, but it will be very helpful with a few endeavors. Then we watched Dark Shadows-- we liked it a lot-- then a late night snack at Applebee's, where the weirdest thing happened.
Our server was nice, but didn't do a great job. That wasn't the end of the world or anything, but when he brought us our check, he brought up how tonight had been a light night for him and he needed to make $100 to go see his mom today. Having worked for tips for several years, I know he just broke the cardinal rule: never talk about tips. I was torn because I was already going to tip him less than I normally would (I'm usually a little above average). That move on his part revoked his right to receive a tip in my opinion*. But I've done that maybe two times in my life. It's just not something I do. It was a very tough decision to make, but I didn't tip him. That's a rule you just can't break.
If you're reading this, and I'm your manager, know that I would seriously chew you out if someone spoke to me about you breaking that rule. If you think I've chewed you out before (I haven't), multiply that by ten. Thousand.
Overall, it was a really great day, and we had a lot of fun. I needed a day like this. Haven't had one in a while. Not that my days have been bad, but this one was especially awesome!
*No need to get into whether tipping is a privilege or a right. If you don't agree, you don't agree, and that's the way it is. Also,