Tip Your Server

You never know when he or she may end up saving you from date-rape (click link for video).

Colt (the waiter) says when he saw a couple come into the restaurant that Thursday evening, and it was obvious it was a first date. Looking a bit awkward, Colt says the woman ordered a drink. But as soon as she got up from the table to go to the salad bar, he says he saw Robert Psaty slip a pill into his date’s drink. Haugen says, “He’s putting pills in her drink, she’s not at her table, this is all the signs of the date rape drug and I see it right in front of my eyes, and I can prevent it.”

It is what this college student did next that has even experts impressed. Colt says he quickly offered the lady a replacement drink to remove what he believed was the spiked drink from the table. Police say that was critical because they normally get reports about possible date rapes after the evidence is already taken. Colorado Springs Police Department Spokesperson, Lt. Skip Arms says, “That preserved the evidence so we were able to analyze the drink to find out there was in fact a controlled substance that was put in the drink.”

Just one more reason why I always tip. 😉

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12 thoughts on “Tip Your Server

  1. Mine was more prosaic; namely, during the dot-com crash, I was working temp jobs when they were available and was waiting tables between eight and twelve hours a day, often seven days a week.

    When you’ve gone in to work knowing you’ll have to clear $200 that night in tips or bad things will happen, it becomes a LOT easier to add a few more bucks once you’re on the other side of the table.

  2. I’ve been there. I used to live on tips not only as a waiter, but as a pizza driver for a few years. Actually I made good money because I took good care of my customers in either job, but getting stiffed was no fun.

    Bad phrasing, but you know what I mean.

  3. Don’t always tip your server.

    Tipping is considered an insult in Japan and parts of Northern China.

    In Japan, it’s always interpreted as condescending. To leave a tip implies that the establishment (or service) was unacceptable, and that the extra money is needed to shore up these shortcomings.

    In China, it has the added onus of ultra-nationalism (accepting scraps from the white devils = not good). Although if they cheat you “fair and square”, that’s perfectly acceptable because it only highlights your stupidity. 🙂

  4. I nearly always tip 20% because I realize people need these tips to pay bills etc. But if I get exceptionally awful service (it has happened) I do not tip. It has only happened one time. There are a lot of great people out there waiting tables and putting up with idiot customers (some people make me cringe!)

  5. I tend to always tip my server 20% as well (in countries where it’s appropriate). I figure if the service was so bad that it doesn’t deserve a tip, then I really need to have spoken with a manager which would sort of nullify the tip anyway. Plus, I waited tables in my teens and given what I had to put up with in an average shift, I cut servers a lot of slack.

    It’s funny, over on http://www.passiveaggessivenotes.com the biggest fights come on this issue with servers rightly pointing out that they make less than minimum wage and depend on tips while non-tippers say that’s not their fault and they shouldn’t have to pay their wages and get crappy service.

  6. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Michael Gene Cassell! Cassell gave his life saving his daughter and he was shot dead. Cassell was a direct descendant of Yelles Kasel, a Mennonite.

  7. More information about a hero like Colt Haugen: Michael Gene Cassell. Cassell is a direct descendant of a Shawnee nation, American Revolution, and one of the founders of Germantown, Pennsylvania.

  8. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Roland L. Scobee. Scobee was a hero and told people to 911 due to the shooting and he was shot dead. Scobee was the second cousin, once removed of the world famous astronaut, Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee. Roland was the son of a Freemason and an member of an Eastern Star from Washington state, Louis Ray and Vernal C. (Larson) Scobee.

  9. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Roland L. Scobee. Scobee was a hero and told people to dial 911 due to the shooting and he was shot dead. Scobee was the second cousin, once removed of the world famous astronaut, Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee. Roland was the son of a Freemason and an member of an Eastern Star from Washington state, Louis Ray and Vernal C. (Larson) Scobee. (Last entry was a typo.)

    By the way, Scobee was one time a lumberjack.

  10. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Theodore Varga. Varga was a hero and he did help others escape and all are alive. Varga is an Hungarian-American, and his origin is Mongolian (Hungarians came from Central Asia), not European in his origins.

  11. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Ambers O’Neal “Troy” Shewmaker-Cansler. Cansler gave his life saving a woman, but God took him. Troy’s birth father had died, but his stepfather had adopted him. Well done, rest in peace.

  12. There is another hero like Colt Haugen: Gerald Eugene Read. Read gave his life saving a woman, but God took him. Well done, rest in peace.

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