*Being in the restaurant business is hard enough if you’re a waiter or a waitress. Customers can sometimes act disrespectfully, be demanding and thankless. Imagine being a server for a table of teens out celebrating homecoming…without supervision.
Sounds like a disaster in the making, right?
This was the scenario for a waiter named Seminole, who was told to wait on a table of four 13-year-old teens one night. He was apprehensive but then saw how polite and kind they were and was even amused (without showing it) at the efforts they put into navigating the whole dining out experience, he showed them the same respect he gave adults.
The teens explained to him that this was the first time they had been allowed out without supervision, and they were very excited.
One of them had serious allergies, and Seminole even spent time helping her decide which foods would be best for her. She was so thankful for his help, and really enjoyed the choices he had helped her make.
When dinner was over, they paid the bill in cash, thanked the waiter kindly, and left. But when Seminole saw the tip, his mood changed entirely.
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