People who've worked in restaurants tend to tip their servers exceptionally well—even in cases where they do just a sub-par job. Not just because it's the kind thing to do, since they don't make a living wage without tips, but because we know the bullsh*t they've had to deal with from other customers. It can get pretty ugly. So tip your waiters generously and be kind—because they've been through more than you can imagine, unless you've lived it yourself. Also, they're handling your food. So be nice.
1.) From daofuu:
Worked in a popular restaurant for awhile. We usually have quite a long wait (30-40min waits) during dinner service and people are told by the hosts about this. There was this lady that got fed up with the wait after 10mins. She stormed into the restaurant, stood next to a table of 4 people and literally asked them "are you guys done? we've been waiting for a long time now and would like to have the table if you guys are just chatting...". Was completely mindblown how people are able to not give a f*ck and pull something like this in public.