My fiance and I went out to dinner last night. Local restaurant, certainly wasn't upscale. When our waitress came to the table she took our drink orders, when we ordered a coke and an unsweet tea she said "well that's easy." Came back and deliveried our drinks and we were ready to order - we both wanted chicken fingers cause they are just yummy. She again said "that's easy.", picked up the menus slammed them on the table to make them even up with each other and walked away. Someone from the kitchen brought our plates out, she appeared a few minutes later and asked if we needed anything extra. We said we would like an extra cup of honey mustard. Took her 10 minutes to bring that to us. We eat and every time we put a bite in our mouths she asked how we were doing.
After about the fourth time of her coming over and asking how we were doing my fiance turned the table and asked how SHE was doing. She said she was "tired".
It's time to get the check. We asked for a to go box and the check. She brought the box and forgot the check. Brings the check, sets it down on the table after another five minutes of waiting. My card was already in my hand and ready to give it to her but she walked away too quickly. Sit there for another 5 minutes waiting for her to come back. I see her come out of the direction of the kitchen, she stopped at the table diagonal to us, then the one in front of us and started to move down to the table beside that one....I called her name and she looked at me like WTF? So she comes to the table and I hand her the card. She rings it up and brings me the receipt...I didn't tip her at all.
Was I wrong for not tipping her? She didn't bring our food out. She wasn't moving at top speed and seemed to think that since she said she was tired everything would be ok. I always tip at least 30% on a check and I felt she needed to be taught a lesson. What do you think?
I do kinda feel bad about it now but I was just so pissed at having to wait 15 minutes for her to ring us out.