Waiting on tables really is not hard. The things that make it hard for my co-workers and I is how others treat us. It is so interesting that the easiest words like "please" and "thank you" makes a big difference. I am not joking. Something about those words that take so little effort make the world of a difference. The good thing about waiting tables is that is reminds me to treat others as how I would want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).
Another thing I have noticed is that the people who cracks the big jokes and even mention something usually about the tip, normally do not tip 20%. At least that is what I have observed. The big principle I take out of this is that "actions speak louder than words."
Even harder is to try not to judge a table by what they look like. As we say at my work, "you just never know." The people who you might not expect anything from, can blow you out of the water. I appreciate these types of people because it reminds be to think positive and be optimistic.
These are just a few thoughts that have come to mind...