Be nice to waiters

Let’s be honest, a lot of people think if you work in the service industry, they can treat you however they please (like Karens, for example). For me, that is such a turn-off. I don’t want to be around a person who is rude to them, no matter what they do – assistants in shops, cashiers, or waiters. In this post, I’m going to look at why it’s important to be nice to waiters specifically.

They have my respect

Many people have worked as waiters at some point in their lives. Often they do it to pay their way through college or support a family if they didn’t have many opportunities in life. I have to confess; I have never been a waiter. Then again, you never know what the future holds, so maybe I’ll still have my chance.

I have so much respect for waiters because it looks like a crappy job. People can be so demanding and mean. A lot of people don’t even bother to leave a tip. If you got good service and you don’t leave a decent tip, you are the scum of the earth.

Be nice

I’m always very friendly to the waiters who serve me because of two main reasons. The first, and most important, reason is the following:


If you’re rude to your waiter, you truly are an idiot. Do you realise what power they have over you? You don’t know what goes on in that kitchen. The waiter is the one who ensures that your food arrives ‘safely’ at your table. And I prefer my food without spit (and other bodily fluids), thank you very much.

Of course, the fact that they handle my food is not the only reason why I’m friendly towards the waiter. They are people too. They’re just trying to earn an honest living. You would be surprised how much they effort they put in for you if you’re just nice to them.

Be nice during COVID-19

If you’re at a restaurant during the pandemic, be extra nice to the waiter. They are risking their health to serve you. Let’s be honest, most waiters don’t have the financial means to afford private hospital care if they do get sick. So, again, just be nice to waiters.

Have you ever been a waiter? What was it like? Please share in the comments.



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