Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Still in shock.
My second-to-last table was a motherly woman on her own with a book. She asked what I'd just carried by, and was disappointed when I told her it was a Cajun steak because she thought it would be too spicy. I told her we had another steak that wasn't marinated that we could do on a skillet with the same vegetables and sides, and she decided on that right away.
She said her dinner was wonderful, and ordered dessert. I brought her check at the same time as dessert and she right away started rummaging around, saying she'd pay right away so I wasn't waiting on her. I assured her I was there until midnight anyway, so she could stay and enjoy her book as long as she'd like.
About ten minutes later I walked by and saw she had $40 out for her $22 check. I reached to pick it up, starting to say I'd be right back with her change. Without really looking up from her book, she said "No change, thank you." I froze in place! I asked her if she was sure, and she assured me she was, she appreciated me helping her figure out what steak she wanted. I was just stunned, and said it was too much, really. She insisted.
I hugged her, I couldn't help it. An $18 tip, for doing basically, um, nothing.
On a totally unrelated note, Google image search cracks me up. Click here and here (supposed to be gargoyles, that's why it's funny) for two hilarious NSFW images. These came up when I searched for "shocked" and "in shock".