It’s no secret that working in a restaurant is a difficult, thankless task. The hours are grueling, the pay isn’t great, and everyone still thinks you’re just trying to make it as an actor. And though yes, on occasion servers can do things that get under a customer’s skin—please stop kneeling next to our table, dude—restaurant-goers are a notoriously slovenly bunch, whining, ogling, harassing, and ultimately stiffing waiters on the tip when the evening is over.
Now, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live, we have a better idea of what servers are really thinking when you asked for that fifth side of ranch, or try to leave your phone number for that cute waitress after tipping a measly $1.25. As part of his faux vice presidential campaign, Kimmel has been asking Americans what they hate about their jobs, and, believe it or not, the front of house staff had a lot to say.
Elect Jimmy Kimmel and maybe tipping 20 percent will become a federal law.