Servers have their own language, each being different from restaurant to restaurant. This makes talking amongst staff during busy hours easy, things such as I’m in the fuckin weeds, or you have that big top and they still need to be served. A top is a headcount of a table, so a two person table is regarded as a two top, whereas a four top has four people in it and so on. I was given a six top and this automatically put a smile in my face. Any table that has six people or more can immediately be slapped on with 18% Gratuity, I rarely do this because I feel that I could get more than that but its a back-up just in case the table are full of douchebags.
My six top was celebrating someones birthday, they ordered passively and in the end their tab only came out to a total of $150 and majority of that actually fell under the alcohol that the birthday man and his friend consumed. I was having a fun time with them and somewhat forgot about them needing to give me a generous tip. We cracked jokes about my hostess that had more breast than a healthy serving of KFC White meat. They seemed to have enjoyed themselves and showed it through gratuity. They gave me a total of $40, well shit this made my night. If only most tables would be this understanding and enjoyable.
Passing out and closing my eyes,
Your waiter today.