no tip

Canada
May 12, 2007 8:39am CST
i ordered out the other day and payd with my credit card, most restaurants when they deliver you can add a tip to the bill when you sing for it. however this restaurant didn't do that and i had no change to give the dilivery driver a tip. he was very understanding but i still felt bad. what would you do in this situation. i got his name down and told him i'd drop off an envelope for him at the restaurant. i'm heading over today to drop off his tip.
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11 responses
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
12 May 07
Most people I think would just let it go. You must be a very caring person, which is definitely a good thing! I think it's great that you are driving to the restaurant to give him his tip; there are very few people who would do that. I honestly don't know what I would do....I'd like to think I would do what you did, but I'm not so sure. Maybe if the same guy came back the next time we ordered out I would give him a tip twice as big. Lol.
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• Canada
12 May 07
i'm not sure when i'd order from there again and if i wait too long i might not remember so i like to get things done and out of the way before i gorget. i feel bad not giving a tip and especially since he was really nice and understanding that that makes me want to make the trip to the restaurant to pay him. it's only a five minute drive or so so i'm not really going out of my way.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 May 07
I would more than likely do the same thing, but I would probably get his home address so I could mail him a tip in the mail. I would be afraid that maybe I wouldn't get by the restaurant to pay him and he may quit before I could make it there. We live 15 miles away from resaurants is why I say that and I hardly ever get into town frequently. If that person gave me great service, I would make sure they got their tip also.
• Canada
13 May 07
i never thought of asking for his home adress, but i went in around the same time i had ordered food so i figured i'd catch him if he had a regular shift. i did see him and i personally gave it to him and he was shocked i remembered and came back. he was pleased. even though it's just a tip and not that much money, i think the gesture is what shocked him.
• United States
13 May 07
that's wonderful! he'll probably always remember that gesture! good for you!! bet you made his day.
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• Lincoln, Nebraska
12 May 07
Although I have never worked in the food industry except for one month in a pizza kitchen, and a couple of semesters in college in the dishroom this is what I think. I think that the delivery driver will feel very good that you remembered him as I am sure that such a job can be thankless at times. It's a testimony to your character for delivering a tip to the restaurant he works at it. Just make sure that he gets it.
• Canada
12 May 07
I wouldn't really do anything, I mean...if I didn't have any change, it would be a genuine mistake. Yeah I would feel bad for not being able to tip him, but Id probably forget about it within a minute after he left.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
12 May 07
What a kind thing for you to do! Most would just let it go and not worry that the young man wasn't tipped. I have not been in that situation as there are no places in this small, crappy town that have delivery! Kudos to you for being so caring!
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
15 May 07
That was very nice of you. I do not usually have stuff delivered. I like to go and pick stuff up. Where I live there is usually a charge for delivery and I would rather pick up myself. I probably would drop something off as well just because he was so nice about not getting a tip. The other thing is I always have a change jar and if I had to I would give him change. I am sure he will be very happy that you did not forget him.
• Norway
13 May 07
wow you are a really caring person and i think most people would just let it go. So its great that ou are going dropping of some tips! I know that he will be glad for i have worked as a waiter one summer and the payment was lousy so every waiter loves the tip he will get.
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• United States
13 May 07
that's very kind of you. we're big tippers. i don't know why. i think we just like to help people out. i mean we have no extra money just to hand out, but we know some people only make a few bucks an hour and sometimes depend on those tips. i wonder why that restaurant had no place to add tip, the driver may have grabbed the wrong receipt...who knows, but like you, i would have felt so bad too, no sure if i would have gone down to the restaurant, but most likely i would have. i feel like if i don't feel like going out to get food, then it's a privelege to have delivery services, and so cuz i don't feel like going out, these poor guys have to come to me. so we tip pretty well, and they're always so grateful, i mean, eyes bug out kind of grateful, so to me that means a lot of people don't tip, or give very very very little.
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@dbeast (1498)
• India
13 May 07
i think that it is awfully nice of you to get his name and to do whatever you are doing by sending him a tip by an envelope.most of the people would not bother and would just let go of it.when i say most of the people i include myself too.this is awfully nice of you.
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@badaiprk (69)
• Malaysia
13 May 07
In my country, giving away tip is not really become a culture..so, most of the time I never encounter this situation before...but I remembered when I visited Boston, US last time...there was one waiter who took my order and during the payment, I was quite surprised when he asked for a tip but then I realized it is normal to give a tip to them..so, I gave him 5 dolar...hehe...and he was just smiling all the way...
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
12 May 07
There is a place here in town that does the same thing so when I order my food I have to tell them what tip I want to leave before hand =) That is really nice of you to go to the restaurant and give him his tip!!!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
16 May 07
I think I'd do the same as you are doing right now....there are a lot of people out there that don't even tip but it's good to know there are some who still do