You are socially retarded.
Quite possible, but irrelevant. You, on the other hand, are delusional.
If that were true, why does the credit card receipt show ONLY THE TOTAL AMOUNT (not the pre-tax amount), before the blank "tip" line?
A (pre-answer answer): I try to pay cash, so I don't have to have the server back and forth bringing me receipts and crap. But in the case I use a card, the reason why it shows ONLY THE TOTAL AMOUNT
is that that is what you will need to add your tip to, to come up with the final total, which is written below; also, it's so that the credit card receipt doesn't get confusing with all kinds of different totals. The check, which is that thing that comes from the restaurant before my method of payment is known, includes a subtotal, on which a customer is to apply a tip. Why do you think you should get paid more for being a server in a state with sales tax? Do you think that translates in any way to the amount of service you provide? If I eat in Vancouver WA, on the border with Oregon (which has no tax), I am not going to pay a 9% higher tip to my server there than the poor bastard who happens to live in OR. Besides being poor logic, it's not established practice.
You're justifying yourself so you can be that much cheaper.
Yes, that must be it, because I'm socially retarded and cheap, correct? Au contraire, mon frere, you're justifying your extreme bitterness with whatever it is in your life that causes it by blaming it on your job and the socially retarded creatures you deign to serve. And now you are blaming me, and getting more pissed off, even though I have already told you I tip pretty well and expect relatively little. You're giving your profession a bad name, pal. Going a long way toward justifying your crap tips in the future. I eagerly await your next belittling, bitter, sad comment. Have a GREAT DAY. Â