I made reservations at my favorite restaurant for 10 people. Our waiter really absent and clueless the entire time. He came back after half an hour and asked us if we were ready to order to which we said, "could we have a look at the menus first?" He wouldn't pop by and ask if we needed anything or if everything was okay. We had to ask for additional utensils, despite having specified how many people would be there, three weeks in advance. We constantly had to catch him before he took off just to get things like water or get him to open the bottles of wine we had.
Everyone at the table tipped at least 15% or more of their bill. He came back with the checkbooks, returned change and we left our tips inside. He collected all the books and left. But he came back and placed the checkbooks back on our table. He seemed to have been hovering around the table because when we opened our books we noticed our tip was still inside. We all placed our check books at the end of the table and he briskily picked up all the check books a second later and interrupting the conversation, rudely said, "oh, if the tip isn't at least 10%, it means the service was bad." And he fluttered off never to be seen again.
This really offended me and everyone else there, and I am tempted to call and complain. He got his 15% or more tip from every bill for being a mediocre waiter? What really set me off was my boyfriend, who felt exceptionally bad for the SOB, tried to leave an additional 10$ but I really wasn't having any of that.