By being a server and working for tips in America, clients are treated to some of the best services in the world. Regardless of where you go in the country, you’ll see young men and women going the extra mile to make a meal the most enjoyable experience possible.
These folks have gone way above and beyond to serve customers in the best way possible. Some serious, some funny, all great. Let’s see what they did to get such impressive tips at the end of the day.
‘With a Y’
We’ve all gone to a Starbucks and had to give over our name to the barista. Hopefully, it makes it easier for us to collect our drink at the end, or hear it being called out. Unless your name is something popular, like James or Jason, then you might have a bit of a problem getting your name spelt correctly.
Enter Bryan. He wanted to make sure it was spelt correctly, so he must have said, ‘my name is Bryan, with a Y’. Well, this barista made a joke out of it and wrote it on the cup! We can imagine how funny it was at the time!
It must have been hard to be in the public during the iconic weeks of shows like Game of Thrones or Avengers: Endgame. There were countless examples of teachers hearing spoilers from students, and this has to be even more true in a bar. Fans with alcohol and loud voices were sure to talk about pop culture.
Well, this Game of Thrones fan wasn’t having it! He made sure NO ONE spoke about the show until he had caught up. Let’s hope he wasn’t disappointed (spoiler: he probably was).
Don’t Interrupt Me!
We wonder how many times this server got interrupted before she went and had that shirt made. It’s probably pretty annoying to be constantly called or poked for attention while you’re taking an order. Thankfully, she had an answer for it!
Do you think this server had her own t-shirt or all the other servers wore it in uniform? Either way, this is probably the best way to earn a tip without working on the actual people!
Careful What You Wish For
We’ve all dealt with a moody teenager who says he wants ‘nothing’. Whether it’s how his day was at school, or here what dessert he wants to eat, this apathetic teenager just got a taste of his own medicine!
Well, this server wasn’t having any of it! When asking what the get wanted, he gave him exactly what he wanted – a large plate of nothing! Let’s hope this humor bumped up his tip a bit.
The best thing about so many people going to art school is how it creates a bunch of really creative restaurant servers. Here, we can see how a server took note of the detail that one of the customers was a fan of the PowerPuff Girls.
So, she did what any great server would do and painted her very own Blossom! We’re sure this wholesome act put a smile on the young girl’s face. Let’s hope she earned a hefty tip for going the extra mile.
This is perhaps the ultimate dad joke – or the work of a true environmentalist. Either way, this customer probably got more than he bargained for when he asked for a small check. It’s basically as small as it can be!
We wonder if this is a new policy by the establishment to help curb paper waste. Either way, it might be a bit annoying not to get a full breakdown of all the items you buy or the tax that comes with it. Would you like this check?
It’s tough to be tall – especially in a restaurant with low lights! As we can see here, this server is making a light hearted play at how his height is affecting his head! He can literally rest the lamp on his head without moving!
We wonder how many times he knocked his head before he ultimately embraced it and learnt to joke about it. Either way, we hope his humor got him a tip increase. Good job, dude!
“Just A Bit Of Cola”
In the world of free refills, every drop counts! This server made the hilarious decision to serve a tiny amount of sida in a condiment pot. We love the size of the straw placed in it, too! How do you think this happened?
Either way, we wouldn’t want to be the server who had to refill this every few seconds! Can you imagine how much the person at the Cheesecake Factory had to work? Let’s hope the tip reflected that!
Talk about wholesome! When this waiter accidentally dropped a fry when delivering a meal, he said, “oops, I owe you one!” Well, any normal person wouldn’t actually expect a server to pay back a fry. It’s just one, right?
Well, this snapchatter was excited to see he was paid back everything he was owed on a nice new plate! Let’s hope this server got a tip at the end of the mela for the kind act of returning the fry.
Wear It Proud
We can’t let bad reviews online affect our experience of a restaurant too badly – after all, this server clearly doesn’t! He decided to wear Danica’s one star Yelp review with pride, leading to hilarious results.
Imagine the guts it would take to have that made and to wear it everyday? He must have a pretty good sense of his service and customer base knowing it wouldn’t anyone off. In fact, we want to actually try it now!
Returning The Message
Sometimes, a simple note can go a long way. When one server noticed a customer upset, she decided to treat her to a kind message in the syrup. It’s nice enough to know that the server went out of her way to spread joy to being in the restaurant.
But what happened next was amazing. The customer managed to rewrite the note with the remaining syrup and thank her for her words! If there were more people like this in the world then it would be a nicer place.
How Much Lemon Is Too Much Lemon?
One server went a little overboard after hearing how much this customer liked lemon water! After asking for a few more pieces, he must have wanted to joke around by completely redesigning the glass.
We can only barely see the straw poking out of the side! We like lemon water as much as anyone but we can hardly imagine this much would taste nice. Would you drink this? Let’s hope they tipped for the funny joke!
Sleeping At Subway
This poor guy must be working the night shift. If you’re alone in the night, then minutes can feel like hours. So, this guy did what any late night server would do and put himself to sleep. Thankfully, he left a sign to warn people that he’s sleeping.
Hopefully, people were honest enough to wake him up and not steal any of the delicious food. Let’s hope he wasn’t caught on any security cameras – that would be awkward!
That Darn Draft!
Old people love complaining about drafts. Anyone who has traveled with a mother can attest to that! Well, after this elderly customer couldn’t find anywhere to sit without being hit by a draft, the employees decided to take action.
They took a paper tablecloth and wrapped it around her to keep her warm! This is such a nice act of kindness that we hope they were tipped accordingly. Let’s hope she brings a sweater next time she visits.
Let’s Play A Game…
This isn’t something you want to do without a steady hand! Here, we can see how a bartender perfectly balanced a pint of beer onto an upside down chair. But why? Well, that’s anyone’s guess at this point.
The fact is, it must be very cool to be a customer at a bar that is so much fun. Can you imagine what they get up to once the sun goes down? We’d love to be there and find out.
Need Money For Shoes!
We know that servers and waiters spend all day on their feet – but we had no idea it had such an impact on their shoes! Here, we can see the need for tips on full display as this server basically asks for money for shoes.
It looks like this is a small joke, since she’s wearing sandals and not broken shoes. Still, we admire the creative ways to gently remind customers to tip their bar staff. Let’s hope she walks home with some new shoes soon.
A Small Drink
This reminds us of the small soda we saw earlier, but this must be the British version! Sometimes, people want to quickly whet their whistle without getting too drunk. Well, it seems like this server knew exactly what to do.
This novelty sized glass is the perfect shot glass, but for beer? We’re not too sure! Let’s hope the customer enjoyed the banter from the server and tipped nicely. Who knows when they will have a drink like this again?
What happens if your pancake accidentally folds? Well, amateur chefs would simply start again and cook it better. But not this guy! After seeing a gap in the pancake, he decided to be innovative and create a cool design out of them.
We hope the customer appreciated the great pancakes he received. Maybe he even asked for them to be made this way? Either way, the innovative and creative design definitely earns this chef a nice tip. What do you think?
No Pho King Way!
There are plenty of names from Chinese restaurants that bring smiles on people’s face. Well, for the King of Pho, he knew he had a winning name on his hands. So, what do you do to make yourself known? You promote it, of course!
We love how it so perfectly works both ways: How May I Help You?, as well as the logo in the middle. Eager-eyed customers will notice the funny wordplay in the middle. Did you see it the first time?