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Does anyone else usually tip in denominations of 10, as in with a zero at the end because you are so drunk and or in a hurry to keep some good times rolling that you can't be bothered to do the math as you are walking out the door and the waitress hands you back your card and the bill?

Example:

total 43.53

tip= 10.00

grand total 53.53

I always do this thanks to my predilection for enjoying alcoholic beverages.
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Originally Posted by Groves

So let's add some fuel to the fire. I'm indifferent and generally tip, as my parents taught me (my mom, specifically). 10% for starters and it goes up and down as it needs to. But I don't eat out often, so it's not something that I give much thought to.

But if someone can give me a reasonable answer to this, it would be great.
Scenario:

Two people dinning at a restaurant, being served by the same waiter/ress, same service.

Person A orders a \$50 plate.
Person B orders a \$100 dollar plate.

Say each tips 20%, so person A tips \$10, while person B tips \$20.

What justifies the greater tip for the \$100 dollar plate, if the waiter/ress provided the same service and had no part in the making of the meal?

I get your point, but firstoff, my suggestion is you start at 15% and go up from there. You may want to eat at the same place more than once. Waiting tables is like poker, you dont remember the big wins, but you damn sure remember the big losses (shit tips).

You are trying to rationalize why someone deserves more money for the cost of an item. So lets say you change policy and every table tips 15\$ regardless.

What happens when someone eating alone orders a 10\$ appetizer? \$15 tip?

Or what happens when you wait on a party of 20 people? \$15 tip?

It doesnt work. You are ordering expensive food, you are paying for its preparation, you pay for the service. Buck up.
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Originally Posted by bringusingoodale

Does anyone else usually tip in denominations of 10, as in with a zero at the end because you are so drunk and or in a hurry to keep some good times rolling that you can't be bothered to do the math as you are walking out the door and the waitress hands you back your card and the bill?

Example:

total 43.53

tip= 10.00

grand total 53.53

I always do this thanks to my predilection for enjoying alcoholic beverages.

I never waste my time rounding anything off. Tune out of your dinner party to calculate it to \$53? No way. Just leave 9 or 10 and forget it.
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Originally Posted by idfnl

I actually thought we should change the title and move it to social life food and drink.

Skimming over this thread and not sure if this example has been brought to attention...

Let's say you go to a restaurant and you have a gift card and apply it towards your meal.

For example: Have a \$40 dinner, apply a \$20 card to meal to drop total cost to \$20. Now, do you tip based off the original \$40 or the now reduced \$20 tab.

I am a regular at one restaurant and a group of friends and myself play Team Trivia at and we win gift cards for playing. We all seem to agree that you should tip off the original amount and not the reduced amount. Same principle applies if you are comped a meal as well.

Thoughts? More arguments?
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Originally Posted by idfnl

It doesnt work. You are ordering expensive food, you are paying for its preparation, you pay for the service. Buck up.

This. Also, remember that the busboys, the cooks, the host/ess all get tipped out too.
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Originally Posted by Imhoff

Skimming over this thread and not sure if this example has been brought to attention...

Let's say you go to a restaurant and you have a gift card and apply it towards your meal.

For example: Have a \$40 dinner, apply a \$20 card to meal to drop total cost to \$20. Now, do you tip based off the original \$40 or the now reduced \$20 tab.

I am a regular at one restaurant and a group of friends and myself play Team Trivia at and we win gift cards for playing. We all seem to agree that you should tip off the original amount and not the reduced amount. Same principle applies if you are comped a meal as well.

Thoughts? More arguments?

You tip on the full amount. Period.
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Originally Posted by Imhoff

Skimming over this thread and not sure if this example has been brought to attention...

Let's say you go to a restaurant and you have a gift card and apply it towards your meal.

For example: Have a \$40 dinner, apply a \$20 card to meal to drop total cost to \$20. Now, do you tip based off the original \$40 or the now reduced \$20 tab.

I am a regular at one restaurant and a group of friends and myself play Team Trivia at and we win gift cards for playing. We all seem to agree that you should tip off the original amount and not the reduced amount. Same principle applies if you are comped a meal as well.

Thoughts? More arguments?

I always tip on the original bill amount. Earlier in the thread I posted about an experience where the restaurant took things off the bill. I still tipped on the full bill because the server still served those other dishes
I am as poor as they come, but I don't think I will ever use a gift card in this situation. Call me a pretentious snob and the like but sorry you pay the full bill as others have said.
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Originally Posted by iammatt

You tip on the full amount. Period.

Ok, seems like we are all in agreement for tipping the original amount.

Now, let me pose this to you.

Let's say you order your meal and one of the entrees had a hair in it as well as not being prepared correctly. BUT the rest of the meal(s) were great and made to order. The establishment decides to remove the charge for your entree. Still tip what the original amount would have been despite poor service?
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Originally Posted by Imhoff

Ok, seems like we are all in agreement for tipping the original amount.

Now, let me pose this to you.

Let's say you order your meal and one of the entrees had a hair in it as well as not being prepared correctly. BUT the rest of the meal(s) were great and made to order. The establishment decides to remove the charge for your entree. Still tip what the original amount would have been despite poor service?

This is too technical for me if I am assuming I have been having a good time and I have been imbibing on fine spirits and ales, which I usually do on dinners. You tip the full amount in the name of civilization or civilisation.
^^^ Use your own discretion. Many times it's not the waiting staff's fault that the food order got screwed up, so why punish them. I would still tip based on the original ticket especially if the waiter/ress is apologetic.
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Originally Posted by iammatt

Could this be the first time a thread was moved out of DT?
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Originally Posted by Imhoff

Ok, seems like we are all in agreement for tipping the original amount.

Now, let me pose this to you.

Let's say you order your meal and one of the entrees had a hair in it as well as not being prepared correctly. BUT the rest of the meal(s) were great and made to order. The establishment decides to remove the charge for your entree. Still tip what the original amount would have been despite poor service?

Depends on what you mean by it not being prepared correctly. I don't expect the waiter to notice a stray hair on my bread. I just don't. I also don't expect them to know the preparedness of the steak.

If the burger has condiments I didn't ask for I would expect them to have noticed that.
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