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Please Don’t Assume The Man Is Picking Up The Check At A Restaurant

My wife and I sometimes go out to eat. In most cases, in Houston or elsewhere when on vacation, the waiter will hand the check to me. He or she will do so despite having no idea who will be paying the bill.

It is not unusual for my wife to hand the server the check herself with the cash or credit card enclosed, and for the waiter to still give me back the change or the credit slip to be signed.

So look—If you’re a waiter— and I’m an advocate of good tips for waiters— please don’t make an assumption about who will be paying the bill. Just please put the check in the middle of the table and take it from that point.  

April 23, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments