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Old Oct 13th 2011, 3:43 pm
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Noted this little snippet and thought back to a recent tipping thread.

This one is where the guy didn't leave a cash tip but some advise for a tip instead.

I'm sure he won't be going back unless he likes spit in his food.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/trend...154219798.html
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I wish I had the brass neck to do something like that (although I would have spelled lose correctly). However, because I try to behave within accepted norms I give tips even when they probably aren't deserved. Stupid really, but I like to avoid confrontation or attention.
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I wish I had the brass neck to do something like that (although I would have spelled lose correctly). However, because I try to behave within accepted norms I give tips even when they probably aren't deserved. Stupid really, but I like to avoid confrontation or attention.
I once offered the waitress the choice of a 10% tip or the cash contents of my wallet.

She took the 10% tip and lost out on an extra $50. I try not to tip when drunk these days cos my wife would kill me.

**Completely off topic, have you played Rage yet? It's aces!!
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I once offered the waitress the choice of a 10% tip or the cash contents of my wallet.

She took the 10% tip and lost out on an extra $50. I try not to tip when drunk these days cos my wife would kill me.

**Completely off topic, have you played Rage yet? It's aces!!
You too.
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**Completely off topic, have you played Rage yet? It's aces!!
I'm waiting for it to be delivered - hopefully it will arrive today. Currently playing crysis (the first one - $20 on psn).
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I'm waiting for it to be delivered - hopefully it will arrive today. Currently playing crysis (the first one - $20 on psn).
Nice. You're in for a treat. Well, i'm easily pleased anyway.
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Being a tight-arsed Brit, I believe people get a tip when they deserve one. If the service was better than average or if, as a customer, you've been hard work, fine, no problem tipping. People get paid for the job they do. If the wages are low, join a union or get another job. Tipping has soooo been taken out of context - it is now a reflection on the customer not the employee.
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Being a tight-arsed Brit, I believe people get a tip when they deserve one. If the service was better than average or if, as a customer, you've been hard work, fine, no problem tipping. People get paid for the job they do. If the wages are low, join a union or get another job. Tipping has soooo been taken out of context - it is now a reflection on the customer not the employee.
I disagree. A standard tip for standard service is part of the cost of the meal.

Sure, they could increase the prices and pay the staff more but they don't. By not tipping you are expecting the workers in the restaurant to provide you with good food and and enjoyable experience on minimum wage. I am not comfortable with that.
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I disagree. A standard tip for standard service is part of the cost of the meal.

Sure, they could increase the prices and pay the staff more but they don't. By not tipping you are expecting the workers in the restaurant to provide you with good food and and enjoyable experience on minimum wage. I am not comfortable with that.
I agree, but not with the comment left.
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Nice. You're in for a treat. Well, i'm easily pleased anyway.
Yeah - looking forward to it. I pre-ordered ages ago, but it still arrives up to a week after release with amazon. Roll on the day it's all digital download.
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I disagree. A standard tip for standard service is part of the cost of the meal.

Sure, they could increase the prices and pay the staff more but they don't. By not tipping you are expecting the workers in the restaurant to provide you with good food and and enjoyable experience on minimum wage. I am not comfortable with that.
I agree - in that it's the way it works, and unless you can stop everyone tipping it won't change so why bother. However, you can't argue with this:

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Tipping has soooo been taken out of context - it is now a reflection on the customer not the employee.
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Old Oct 13th 2011, 7:24 pm
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I don't usually mind tipping because I rarely go anywhere where the service is poor. The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs where they're discussing tipping still cracks me up after all these years.
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However, you can't argue with this:
Separated from the rest of AishaA's post I have to admit this is true to a large extent.
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Like it or not, tipping is customary here.
The choice to tip or not is yours, but please keep in mind that they probably remember frequent non-tippers.

I do agree that it's kinda getting out of hand, but unfortunately it is what it is.

One receipt I saw recently said:
"15% if you think the service was OK
20% if you think the service was excellent
50% and we'll marry you"

The mere suggestion of a 50% tip made my jaw drop. I generally tip 15% if the service is normal or better. I usually prefer to leave a fixed amount eg/ $15 if the meal was around the $100 mark. This can often be more or less than 15%, but it's near enough.
If the service was poor, I might not tip at all. Sometimes, people confuse poor food with poor service. I dont think it's fair to penalise the server if the food was crap.

We had friends who never tipped at all- including food delivery. I thought it was pretty naiive really, but their argument "I dont get a tip at work, so why should they". Whatever, but I'd rather pay a tip and have peace of mind that my food is left untouched and delivered as soon as it's ready.
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I ordered a couple pizzas last night and had them delivered to a boat. The delivery lad negotiated a rather strange dock in the dark and actually found the boat and it only took 30 mins from the time of ordering. So did I give him a large tip, plus I was a bit pissed.
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