Not About Food

Putting money in tip jar, but server has turned away

Share:

Not About Food 78

Putting money in tip jar, but server has turned away

lisavf | Mar 5, 2009 09:15 AM

I got takeout lunch today for the office from a place I don't usually pick up from (someone else does). The staff are good, hard-working women with a great attitude and provide good service. There is a tip jar at the register, which I intended to contribute to. So one woman rings up my sale, I pay her, and she gives me the change, then turns away to tend to other duties. The other women were all busy taking care of other customers, so not nearby. I wanted to give a tip, but I wanted her to KNOW that I was giving a tip, because in addition to it being the right thing to do, I think it generates good will. So of course I put the money in the tip jar, but I was disappointed that no one saw me do so. I actually thought about waiting until she turned around but thought better of it. She didn't turn back to the register for at least a minute or two, which would have been a ridiculous amount of time to wait. (I paid in advance so that I could take the food as soon as it came out, so I was waiting anyway.)

So my question to you all is, would you have waited? Or do you think it's irrelevant whether someone knows you've tipped them?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback