Friday, September 29, 2006

Burning Questions of the Day

Since I know no one else who can answer these questions, I'm stepping up on the podium of Blogville to ask them:

1. Why doesn't anyone ever say "wait...you have an EYEBROW on your cheek..." and then ever-so-gently brush it off for them? Everyone uses that pretty word "eyelash" when they really don't know where it came from. Is it because no one wants to think of one's eyebrows falling out. Wasn't that in "The Wall" or something?

2. Why do I have to pay a waiter a bigger tip for a $15 steak than I do for a $7 hamburger? Don't they come on the same kind of plate? Doesn't she still have to visit my table to bring it to me (and fill my Diet Coke glass at least twice)? Is it because the steak weighs more? Or maybe it's the risk factor: the steak is a more valuable item so she must take extra care to not drop it. If you're a current or ex-member of the restaurant world, please enlighten me!

OK, I feel better now. I might make this a regular feature since I tend to think these random thoughts a lot. I hope that now, answered or not, I can purge them from my brain and make room for something useful.

3 comments:

lrlwreath said...

Eyebrow, eyelash...hmmm have not contemplated this one. I too have always said "eyelash" or "you have a hair" as I brush it off. The words in this situation are not important, how the person percieves you reaching across the table to touch their face is more of a concern =)

Steak is served in a more up scale joint. Waitress' work their way up the food chain, first bugers, then they end up in those little fancy resturants that serve 1 oz piece of meat for tons of money, and they get a bigger tip. Go figure, this one does not make sense. Since I think the one serving the burgers are actually working more =)

There is my two cents, ha!

Chilihead2 said...

What I want to know is why I have to tip at all. Seriously, why do I have to pay YOUR employee to his/her job?

Lyn said...

You don't have to pay them any more than 15% of your total bill.

You pay them because they are doing you a service...it's extra...and I base my tips on the quality of service...if they are great waiters, they'll get a great tip, if they are mediocre, I pay for the service I get.

I am more frustrated with the current business practice that takes all the tips and splits them evenly amongst all the employees...that pays the lousy waiters the same as the good ones. I think that is unfair.