Everyone is having a hard time in this economy. I think it's especially important to take care of servers. Restaurants are having a tough time getting help and at the same time fewer people are going out to eat, so the servers don't get as many tips. We've had family visiting recently decided to take them out to dinner. We pulled in to a nice restaurant and there were so few vehicles parked there I wan't sure that it was open anymore. We talked in and were served. The server remembered us from the last time we were there. Generally speaking I like to tip at least 50% of the bill. The ticket came and it was about $130.00 so I pulled out $200. I was surprised when my sister reached into her purse (which doesn't happen often ) and pulled out $60 to help kick in. I didn't say anything I just added to the money I'd already rapped the bill in. When the server came by to pick it up she said I'll be back with your change. I just said don't worry about it we're good. We started gathering our stuff up and she came up to me and said, "You gave me too much." I have to admit I was caught off guard. I just mumbled that we were good. On the way out she came up to me again and said you really made my night, in fact you made my whole week. I don't know about everyone else but it's easier for me to be generous to people who are at least making an effort. I was embarrassed and she was thrilled. It was a good feeling.