I gave our waitress a 300% tip the other day. This can be interpreted as a humble brag (which is fine if you see it as such) but I wanted to just extend a gesture that despite the way some people in tech may act, there are a lot of us who acknowledge that it is tough out there and how much people are hustling to make ends meet.

Sometimes it is just nice to surprise someone with something unexpected. You never know how you might brighten someone’s day.

I suppose I am sensitive about this because I never worked in services but many of my aunts and uncles worked in restaurants and convenience stores when they first immigrated year. I feel like it is a way to pay it forward…