.The other day, I was reading a blog called the Bitchy Waiter. A talented writer, I find his blog highly entertaining.
He often lists the various things that annoy waiters and waitresses, one of them being people who don't order drinks, then proceed to make their own lemonade.
This struck home, because that's exactly what I do!
But it's not because I'm cheap (Which I prefer to think of as frugal . . .)
Now, I do hate to pay $2 to $3 for a glass of iced tea, but when the mood strikes me, I'll do it; however, usually, what I really want is some lightly sweetened water with a hint of lemon. And believe me, the "lemonade" I make bears no resemblance to the overly sweet, overly sour chemical tasting goop that usually passes as lemonade in most restaurants.
That said, I'm a pretty generous tipper when my service is fair and a great tipper when the service calls for it.