Waitress Walks Outside At The End Of Her Shift, Finds Out Crowd Gathered Is There For Her (video)
Being a waiter or waitress can be challenging at times, facing customers who aren’t always friendly, complain or, even worse, don’t tip well.
Chelsea Roff, who works as a waitress at Spring Street Smokehouse in LA, faces plenty of everyday struggles, raising her little sister, overcoming an eating disorder, and helping others with eating disorders through yoga. While she may face personal and financial obstacles, she works hard and always has a smile on her face.
She recalled coming to work one particular day in a bad mood, telling NBC News: “I remember my boss… he was like, ‘Dude, snap out of it. You’re a waitress. You have to have a smile on your face. Like, get to it.’ And I was like, all right, all right, I’ll put a smile on my face, OK.”
It turned out to be an amazing shift…at one point during her lunch shift, she received a $1000 tip! She wasn’t sure what to do, but her boss said to keep it, as she explained: “I’ve been working at the Smoke House for five months and my biggest tip over that time has probably been $50, maybe. I remember thinking, we all earned this. Every waitress on duty and our whole team earned this tip.”
What Chelsea didn’t know is that the restaurant had hidden cameras for a prank show on Defy Media’s YouTube channel Break, called Prank It Forward. The goal of the prank was to give someone a well-deserved break and spread positivity.
The good fortune didn’t end there, as she also received these life changing tips: a trip for two to Hawaii and a job offer to teach yoga in a treatment center for those struggling with eating disorders.