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Be Kind To Your Server

“How others treat the CEO says nothing, they say. But how others treat the waiter is like a magical window into the soul.” - Del Jones

Have you ever heard of "The Waiter Rule"? Basically it says that the way someone treats the wait staff at a restaurant shows how they often feel about, and treat, those who are perceived to be of a lower status. On the other hand, those who are kind, considerate and appreciative of their wait staff are often happier and more successful in their lives.

Make a little effort to make eye contact with the person serving you. Smile. Ask how they are doing. They are often dealing with many things 'behind the scenes' both personally and in their job that the customer never knows about. Be compassionate if your food doesn't come out as quickly as you'd like. Sometimes that's because they are short-staffed or the cooks are backed up in the kitchen. And, make sure to tip your server (where geographically appropriate). They live on those tips!

Tagged with: dining, restaurant, kindness idea, server, waiter, waitress, random acts of kindness, kindness


about 2 months ago
I have been a server for over 15 years, I am also a high school teacher. I love serving people. I love making people happy when they come into my restaurant or my classroom. Being kind to your server is so important. I've worked many times with something heavy weighing in my heart or mind, but I've always gone into work at the restaurant because people's energy really pick up your spirit. Being kind to your server really effects them, so take the time out to tell them what a great job they did or how much you appreciate their positive energy, mood or spirit. =)
Stephanie Nemeth

about 2 months ago
Love this so much! Servers work really hard and being kind to them is not only the right thing to do, it is also a great way to exponentially spread kindness. Most servers are naturally attuned to people's moods and absorb your positive energy. When you are kind to them it can ripple over all of their tables for the rest of the day.
Margaret Alsbrook

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