Woman refuses to tip waiter but doesn’t realize what she left on the table. In a busy restaurant, a waiter, Armando Marquez, noted something unusual. He saw that a woman had rushed out after eating and wondered if she had paid her bill.
As such incidences can occur during busy hours when the staff is busy serving everyone. He hurried towards the table to see whether the bill was paid till the last sent and the woman had not betrayed the restaurant staff.
However, after a few seconds he saw that the women left the shocking note for them as well. What was there in that handwritten note that left the waiter stunned? Usually when bills are paid, waiters expect to find some tip, but seeing a note with the bill was an unusual sight for the waiter.
It began like any normal day for him, but after looking at the obnoxious note, he was shocked. He found an envelope while clearing the table.
The waiter was a medical student and worked tirelessly to pay its fee by working part time. Although he had a patient personality, the woman’s actions were not so bearable. It was the usual busy Saturday and people were gathered at the restaurant in huge groups.
The restaurant had its walls decorated with famous people’s pictures and the woman, along with her daughter, kept on looking at those pictures with disappointment. He knew something was wrong but couldn’t understand the reason behind their expression.
Two pizza slices were ordered by them, but their question left Armando in a state of confusion as he was about to leave. After serving them with a smile, he was questioned at why there were only a few pictures of women on the wall.
Being a waiter at the restaurant, he obviously had no idea regarding the decor but tried to brush it away by joking about it. As he was completely clueless. He stated that maybe women don’t eat eat so much.
The woman’s expression showed her disappointment as she looked down in a mean way. Armando did not pay much heed to her and went on with his day and tried to serve them well as his pay relied on tips. The woman and her daughter left after having their lunch.
When Armando moved to their table to see if they had paid him fully, the moment he reached their table, he was speechless. What did he find?
Instead of payment, he saw that the woman had left the restaurant without paying them. Moreover, she left a handwritten note that said maybe women don’t tip too. He was hurt by seeing the notes as his comment was absolutely harmless and he was just trying to deal with them patiently because how would the waiter know about the restaurant state court?
A few seconds later, he found another envelope which had Citibank written on it. He rushed outside to give it back to the customer but couldn’t find them.
As he inquired further, he saw that it had a check of $424,000. Being an honest person, he gave the check to the restaurant’s owner and did not cash it. The owner tracked her down with the help of a local newspaper. She immediately rushed to the pizzeria and informed them that the check contained all her life savings. If she had just sold her apartment without the check, she would not even have a home for herself and anybody could cash it in three days.
She Furthermore apologized to Armando and offered him some money for finding her check. He declined her offer to take the money and accepted her apology. The owner also explained to the woman that she had missed the wall and had pictures of a lot of women too.
Armando’s patience and honesty are the two virtues that are badly needed in today’s world. Despite bearing the old woman’s tantrums, he decided to return her check without accepting any finder’s money for himself.
People like Armando make this world a better place as he has made us realize that revenge is not always the righteous option. That’s it for today. Thank you for watching.