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people who bitch about tipping are scum?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Teger, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    If you ever get the chance, you should meet up for dinner with Styleforum member David Bresch.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You should tip because waiters in this country actually work for tips. They don't make minimum wage. They make about 1/2 that. This is predicated on the fact that diners tip. Call it a "service charge" if that makes you feel better about it. Actually, a lot of restaurants will put a 18% service charge right there on the bill just for people like you. Don't like it? You can just pay more for your meal (the way you do in many European countries). Either way, you have to pay for service.
     
  3. CouttsClient

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    You forgot that one.


    Seriously, if you frequent places that make you think twice about tipping perhaps YOU are a terrible restaurant guest who can't be made happy or you should find new places to go. Either way, if you don't want to tip don't do it but don't be shocked when a majority of people think you're a fucktard
     
  4. LA Guy

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    This. Of course, it will probably never happen.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i dont understand. could you elaborate.


    :lol: true true
     
  6. Dashaansafin

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    I don't mind that one bit. Waiters should get fair wage like everyone else.
     
  7. idfnl

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    Wow. What a world class MF.

    Hey, eat out, tip like shit and be buried with your money you strawberry cappuccino drinking flatulent halfpenny weasel. Better yet, shove the tips in your ass. Lean it over the counter at the bank and make a deposit to the $12 an hour teller. All the low earning trash, you know, the beggars.

    And dont worry cheap-o, I am actually fortunate to have the experience being a waiter taught me. Taught me how to serve.

    Fuck-muches like you only serve yourselves.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    Why is this in DT? It's actually a decent thread.
     
  9. Groves

    Groves Senior member

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    This thread is still going...

    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?
     
  10. idfnl

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

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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.
     
  12. idfnl

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    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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    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.
     
  14. itsstillmatt

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    How about "Teger is scum. However, he made one good thread."
     
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    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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  16. LA Guy

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    This. Also, remember that the busboys, the cooks, the host/ess all get tipped out too.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You tip on the full amount. Period.
     
  18. CouttsClient

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  20. idfnl

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    This is the only answer.
     

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