Tip one to a departed friend!
Friday, August 29, 2014
One of the people I work with begged me to go out and toast our dear departed friend, Gil. Gil worked with us and I knew him before he started working with me. HE was this older Mexican man who when he was 65, acted 35. Very handsome, married to # 2 and very devoted to his family, loved a great joke and helped me feel good about myself while going through my divorce. He died last February and Beth and I vowed to tip one for good 'ol Gil ASAP.
That is all she talked about for the past five days, so today when I kept saying I could not wait until four o'clock, she never said a word.. I called her a few minutes before we were to meet(we both live about a three minute drive from the place we were to meet),, left voice mail..
I waited at the grille where we were to meet,, for over 40 minutes , then ordered my drink and meal.
Meal was sub-par, bartender would have shorted me $20 if I had not called him on it.. did not come around to ask if I needed anything,, they were not busy,,he chit-chatted with lottery players across the room, without a care in the world.
One thing I have learned from the insect/animal word: patience is power, is its' own reward.
About 99.9/10% of service people look at me as on old, fat lady to be nice to for tips. What most of them never realize, until I talk to the owner or manager, is expressing your like or dislike with your wallet or keyboard is SO powerful.. I happen to be the top contributor in my state on Trip Advisor, and receive pins, cards, decals, magnets, etc for business owners to display for positive influence on customers and other business owners. I only give them out when I get service I would give if in their place.. I still have the pins...
I will be on Trip Advisor tonight to review this joint.. yet another lesson to learn: do not judge any book by its' cover..
MY lesson learned today: Never rely on Beth again..