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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. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Which stereotype is that?
     


  2. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Stylish Dinosaur

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    Sig worthy, but I don't wanna change my current sig as I've had it forever.

    I like the reaction I get when I give someone an unexpectedly large tip... it makes me happy to see their eyes light up!
     


  3. erdawe

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    This, consider it the price of the experience... If you're not prepared to pay for it, choose not to experience it.
     


  4. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Haha. Merci.

    I know what you mean though. If I find myself watching her walk away constantly after refilling my water glass, that's a sign of good service (and a nice butt).
     
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  5. lasbar

    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    It is question of culture...

    I tip when I receive a personalized service , by that I mean friendly and profesional service...

    If the waiter can't care less , I do not tip at all or next to nothing...

    I always tip nice waiters in the restaurant I go to in Mayfair...
     


  6. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    I'll always tip, but it does obviously vary from 10%-30 or 40% dependant on the quality of service. I absolutely abhor the included gratuity. to me its like they impose that and hope that people will still add their own gratuity on top, out of habit/custom.
     


  7. Pennglock

    Pennglock Distinguished Member

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    Brothers are not known as the best tippers, outside the gogo club.
     


  8. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    About 5 years ago, I would have told you I tip 20% no matter what. I rarely ever go above that, a 400$ dinner and 80$ is not enough? Fast forward, I've decided to abandon that because of the deteriorating quality of wait staff and their attitude of entitlement.

    I never thought I'd become this way but after experiencing this lack of attention to service so many times I said fuck it, it goes both ways. Man, I used to bust my ass for good tips, now some of these fucks act like you are doing them a favor.


    Not to suggest I believed this, but during my time as a waiter it was a common conception that the homeys didn't like to give whitey their money.

    By far, the consistently worst tippers are women. They do it quietly, 13% here, 14% there. Never obvious. Never generous.
     
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  9. oneeightyseven

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    lol this story just came to mind as idfnl said 'its as if youre doing them a favor'.

    I was at a club in Toronto (tryst) and I bought a bunch of drinks. The total came to 80$ and I paid with a hundred dollar bill. I got my change and it was 18$. so I just walked away and the bartended said "wtf so youre not going to tip me?" and I was dumbfounded by her stupidity. You short me and expect a tip on top of that? I would have left a bigger tip than 2 dollars but it was the fact that she shorted me that pissed me off and made me not leave a tip (plus its a fucking bar. you are doing absolutely nothing for me other than pouring a drink. I'd rather it be self-serve anyway lol)
     


  10. ezlau

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    I usually tip 10-15% if the service is minimal and food was okay, and 20% when I had a great time. Question though, do you guys ever tip for takeouts where you pick it up yourself? Sometimes I just tip 15% for takeout to not make it awkward during the wait time.
     


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    +1
     


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    I never understood tipping for takeout or counter service.
     


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    After living and working in countries where one can expect generally great customer service without tipping (eg. Japan), it's always hard to re-acclimatize back to the situation in the US. Even small things like remembering to keep a stack of small bills - to tip hotel staff - can be a real pain in the ass.

    And, maybe I'm getting old, but there seems to be some sort of 'tip inflation' going on. My basic formula would match ezlau and worldrunner - about 15% and 20% for great service. However, in some circles, it appears that tipping anything below 20% is considered stingy. WTF?

    The concept of tipping for takeout or counter service also confuses me.
     


  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I only do it for places that I'm a regular. Either I know the person and tip them because they're always nice to me, or I tip the person a couple bucks for carryout and then they remember me.
     


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    At a restaurant I start out planning 10%. If the waiter earns it, I'll tip him 20%. If they are busy but OK I'll leave them 10. If they are rude or ignore me enough, I will leave either nothing at all or just a few coins to express my dissatisfaction.
     


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