May 21 is National Waiter & Waitresses Day. We love dining out when we can, so we’re all about celebrating around here! From lousy tippers to talking back, waiters and waitresses are often disrespected and left wishing they had made different career choices. We strive to be awesome patrons when we go out to eat, taking special care to treat our wait staff exceptionally well. We’re not saying that you need to be superficially sweet to a server who sucks, but here are 15 ways to show love to your waiters and waitresses your appreciation when they truly make your meal special.
15. Say ‘Thank You.’ You’d be surprised how infrequently they hear it.
14. Leave a nice note with the tip. Especially if you plan on returning, leaving a little message of thanks could get you exceptional service (and maybe a free drink even) next time. Also, who doesn’t want to make someone’s day with something nice to say?!