Submitted By Margret in Chicago, Illinois.
I just have a quick rant about customers signing their credit card receipts, then stealing my ink pen afterward. Pens are like gold to servers. We need our pens to write orders and to put on the table, as a convenience to you, for you to sign your receipt (and hopefully to fill out the “gratuity” portion with a nice amount of money for me).
Have you ever had a waitress show up to your table, to take your order, then ask for a minute to find a pen? That most likely happened because the last table she had ran off with her pen and she’s just now realizing it.
I must go to the dollar store like twice a month and buy packs of cheap click pens just because of this. I’ll start a shift with around 5 click pens in my apron and finish the shift with one or none. There’s only a handful of things worse than having to run around the restaurant begging my coworkers to let me borrow a pen.
Even if you walk out with my pen, on accident, don’t be ashamed to come back in and bring it back to me. It’s no big deal and I’ll be so thankful you did.