The smiling waitress welcomed us
and made us feel at ease.
Everything she did for us
was an attempt to please.
The same waitress served a table
just three feet away
with three well dressed ladies
all with hair of gray.
Everything served to us was good
and the conversation upbeat
as we took our silverware
and quickly began to eat.
The manager was called over
by the table next to us
who complained about the service
though I never heard them cuss
As we waited we heard them talk
and complain about their church.
They seemed to find some problems
without doing much research.
I had a feeling from watching
that this was not the first time
that they had complained of things
as if committing a big crime.
I went to see the manager
to tell him how pleased we were
at the service of that waitress
and how much we were pleased by her.
We left a big tip and smiled
as we departed to the door
and hoped we had made a stand
which would even up the score.