served a table of 4 snooty people that were pretty hard to please but thought i did a good job. they seemed content with everything.
after they were finished i dropped off their credit card with the receipt to sign and tip on. i grabbed a pen out of my pocket and gave it to the man with the receipt. the pen happened to have dark red ink.
after they sit and chat for two hours and i refill their water numerous times, they leave. i go to pick up the receipt and this is what he wrote on it:
frowny face? seriously?
apparently he didn't approve of the red pen. and my tip reflected that.
so i ask you all... which is tackier: a server giving a customer a red pen to use to sign his or her credit card receipt OR a customer drawing a frowny face on his or her receipt and tipping the server badly because of the colored pen?