To Insure Prompt service... Being a college student i am constantly ignored or served after an older couple. I see the waiters thinking that i am young don't have the money and my age range typically tips far less than that of older generations. I do tip well; because i put myself in there shoes. I also understand that they do so much work for what they are paid!
A personal story of mine is that i went to J Alexanders which is a very fancy stake house in Kansas CIty; it was for my college formal my freshman year. I had 2 ladies with me and a good friend of mine. We are seated and then shortly after order. Before we know it a whole hour had past but in our conversation we lost track of time. The manager of the store himself came over and apologized for any inconvenience and explained that diner was on the house and he would bring use anything else we wanted. So we order another appetizer and explained that we would also like a desert after our meal.
Once diner was complete and all was said and done the waiter came by one more time to apologize and said good bye. I said sir may i please have the bill i would like to know what our meal cost to know the exact price at which i should tip you. He brings the bill and its 250 dollars (with all the extras and all that stuff) Being in the mindset to spend a good chunk of change i slipped him a hundred and said thank you for treating us so well this evening. I appreciate you working hard and not basing the way you teat us on our age. just remember this next time you have some college kids roll in here. Then i after banged walked out and had a girl on each arm! But in all honesty its a true story and i hope more waiters could be like him.
This tread also reminded me of a song.
"You name it.. I bang it"
Live to vibe... heart like a lion
"Training? Nah, we're just goin' out there havin' fun every damn day."
- Tom Wallisch