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post #721 of 754
I think it's awesome. Makes the media look pretty foolish for running with a lame story.
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

I think it's awesome. Makes the media look pretty foolish for running with a lame story.

What serious media outlet ran that story?
post #723 of 754
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post

Since you asked, I'll give it to you. This is just my experience. Starting from the worst
Majority of African Americans (not Africans)/Chinese fobs
Foreigner visitors/Mexicans/Kids/People who try to squeeze the most out of coupons
Trashy people(ie: guys who show up in tank tops/wife beaters)/Indians
The best: White people/professionals/women/teh gheys (got hit on several occasions).

Yep! nod[1].gif
post #724 of 754
Most of the places I have gone to automatically charge you an 18% tip and then add a line in case you feel it's not enough.
post #725 of 754
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Most of the places I have gone to automatically charge you an 18% tip and then add a line in case you feel it's not enough.

Thats a horrible tactic. You look cheap if you dont leave something extra even if the service was shite. A diner should not be put in that position. How did we go from paying according to the service to forking it over no matter what?

Another game is that many dont see the added service and leave a normal tip on top of that.

Its very presumptuous.
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I put negative tips.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Thats a horrible tactic. You look cheap if you dont leave something extra even if the service was shite. A diner should not be put in that position. How did we go from paying according to the service to forking it over no matter what?
Another game is that many dont see the added service and leave a normal tip on top of that.
Its very presumptuous.
I used to feel obligated to add a few extra bucks to make it 20%, but not any longer. If service is exceptional, then sure, I'll leave more; if not, then what has already been added is all they get from me, and I feel no compunction about it whatsoever.
post #729 of 754
I was out to dinner recently and the service was terrible other then one waiter who did a fantastic job. I tipped him in cash, and put zero on the tip line for the credit card. How else do you deal with it when only one person offers good service?


To stay sort of on topic, people who attend group dinners only to screw over everyone on the bill are loathsome, tip or otherwise. If you didn't want to pay for 4 Martinis with top shelf vodka, then don't order them....
post #730 of 754
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I was out to dinner recently and the service was terrible other then one waiter who did a fantastic job. I tipped him in cash, and put zero on the tip line for the credit card. How else do you deal with it when only one person offers good service?
To stay sort of on topic, people who attend group dinners only to screw over everyone on the bill are loathsome, tip or otherwise. If you didn't want to pay for 4 Martinis with top shelf vodka, then don't order them....

Martinis are not made with vodka.
post #731 of 754
People who tip about bitching are scum?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I put negative tips.

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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

compunction

Damn, from here on I am looking for an excuse to use that word.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I was out to dinner recently and the service was terrible other then one waiter who did a fantastic job. I tipped him in cash, and put zero on the tip line for the credit card. How else do you deal with it when only one person offers good service?
To stay sort of on topic, people who attend group dinners only to screw over everyone on the bill are loathsome, tip or otherwise. If you didn't want to pay for 4 Martinis with top shelf vodka, then don't order them....

When I was a waiter, large parties were the only time I ever put the service on the bill and made it clear to everyone at the table. With all the students that wait tables, I am surprised that nobody has done a thesis on tipping. I always found it fascinating to see how people behaved and patterns that emerged.

For example, I learned that when someone asked for the bill to drop whatever I was doing and get it to the table as fast as I could. Its the last interaction someone has with you, and my theory turned out to be true, this tactic improved my tips. Its always better to have something go wrong early. After a few drinks its all good. Something go wrong at the end, after a few drinks, the devil in people comes out.
post #733 of 754
In many places during the Spanish civil war tips were banned being considered - as they were/are anti-democratic: every customer should expect the same service as every other, regardless of their ability to pay a little 'extra' for favourable attention. Tips are a form of corruption- and expose the USA as the cheapskate nation that it is. Wait staff in Spain and Italy (for the most part) are professionals (and though sometimes family members) working for a wage and social security and health benefits - not skivvies, students and marginalised people working on zero contracts.
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Originally Posted by Britalian View Post

In many places during the Spanish civil war tips were banned being considered - as they were/are anti-democratic: every customer should expect the same service as every other, regardless of their ability to pay a little 'extra' for favourable attention. Tips are a form of corruption- and expose the USA as the cheapskate nation that it is. Wait staff in Spain and Italy (for the most part) are professionals (and though sometimes family members) working for a wage and social security and health benefits - not skivvies, students and marginalised people working on zero contracts.

Isn't tax evasion rampant in Italy meaning the government is getting cheated out of its fair share of contributions for social security and health benefits? This in turn leads to higher taxes for those that actually pay and decreased resources for government programs like social security?

Now that's a fucking cheapskate nation full of corruption.
post #735 of 754
Touched a nerve maybe.
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