I’m working the Redbull Aces Wingsuit Races event this weekend and got carried along with a huge group of half drunk athletes to a local BBQ joint.
You could see the poor server’s face just fall when we walked in and shit just rolled downhill from there.
It culminated with him going in a swinging door as another came out with a full tray of food. As we watched him basically crumble with stress, I decided, screw this, I’m gonna fix a bad situation before it goes further.
Walked back in and handed him a $100, “You’re killing it, I know it sucks, take a breath.”
He asked if I was sure, I said absolutely… Our food just came out flawlessly and he is so much more relaxed, it’s totally worth it.
We’ve all been there.