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cindyabs Oct 8th 2007 3:28 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 5401291)
He is going home ..I think January he said ..
thats why he did the turnaround ...

the turnaround is attributable to something that we are not privy to, which is fine, not our beeswax so to speak. It only becomes MY business, when he went off half cocked, slamming my country in EVERY single post. If he got on Elvira's mammary glands you know he crossed a line. :eek:

dbj1000 Oct 8th 2007 3:32 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 5401281)
I really do not understand why people stay in the US if they are so against the lifestyle.
Maybe he should concider moving home and be done with it at least he won't get ridiculed for not tipping :D

I am a firm believer in live by the rules of the country that you life in, if you cannot conform then bugger of back to where you come from... :D

"Conform or leave". F**k me, I think I preferred Lanky!

That is quite the most depressing statement I've seen from a BE member in a long, long time.

Poppy girl Oct 8th 2007 3:41 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by dbj1000 (Post 5401325)
"Conform or leave". F**k me, I think I preferred Lanky!

That is quite the most depressing statement I've seen from a BE member in a long, long time.

Well maybe that was a bit harsh lol but he got my back up find me a less depressing word :D


After thought how about get used to it or move on... is that better! :)

britvic Oct 8th 2007 3:52 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 5401341)
Well maybe that was a bit harsh lol but he got my back up find me a less depressing word :D


After thought how about get used to it or move on... is that better! :)

Much better :)

Tarkak9 Oct 8th 2007 3:54 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 
I thought Tipping was a city in China......... :rolleyes:



"Conform or Leave." Better suited as a bumper sticker for something like the immigration policy!!
I actually prefer "just play the cards that you are dealt with" :D

Ray Oct 8th 2007 3:55 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by cindyabs (Post 5401314)
the turnaround is attributable to something that we are not privy to, :

I believe he said he was separating from his wife
and he didn't become the CEO of home depot after 2 weeks ...

Scouse Express Oct 8th 2007 4:03 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 5401376)
I believe he said he was separating from his wife
and he didn't become the CEO of home depot after 2 weeks ...

Even she probably called him a mean, old stingebag after going out with to eat, and, seeing him not leave a tip:blink:

Jim

Tarkak9 Oct 8th 2007 4:28 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Scouse Express (Post 5401396)
Even she probably called him a mean, old stingebag after going out with to eat, and, seeing him not leave a tip:blink:

Jim

she was that polite? Wow.

Thydney Oct 8th 2007 9:10 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Tarkak9 (Post 5401373)
I thought Tipping was a city in China......... :rolleyes:



"Conform or Leave." Better suited as a bumper sticker for something like the immigration policy!!
I actually prefer "just play the cards that you are dealt with" :D

and Wanking isn't the capital either:rofl:

Leslie Oct 8th 2007 11:01 pm

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I think that the food is 15 - 20% cheaper because the tips are not figured in. The good things about the system is that (1) it motivates the servers to go above and beyond when it comes to service (2) at least you get a bit of a (self imposed) discount for horrible service. The bad thing about the system is that cheap people give themselves a discount even when they've received good service.

lisag8070 Oct 8th 2007 11:08 pm

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Originally Posted by Leslie66 (Post 5402690)
I think that the food is 15 - 20% cheaper because the tips are not figured in. The good things about the system is that (1) it motivates the servers to go above and beyond when it comes to service (2) at least you get a bit of a (self imposed) discount for horrible service. The bad thing about the system is that cheap people give themselves a discount even when they've received good service.

this is very true,

what anoys me is when people order something and don't even say please or thank you...they kinda demand it "because they're paying for the service"..forgive me but my dad always told me that manners don't cost anything...and even though they're servers..they're still people...

Leslie Oct 9th 2007 12:10 am

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by lisag8070 (Post 5402710)
this is very true,

what anoys me is when people order something and don't even say please or thank you...they kinda demand it "because they're paying for the service"..forgive me but my dad always told me that manners don't cost anything...and even though they're servers..they're still people...

Absolutely right. I don't know how servers are treated world wide but I've seen some really nasty characters show their ass in the US. :mad: By the same token a lot of people know how to behave in a restaurant. I've always felt that if you can't (read that as won't) tolerate the wait staff and you are too cheap to tip .... WHY THE HELL DO YOU EAT OUT? It's an overall experience and you can't pick and choose which parts you choose to participate in. :curse:

surly Oct 9th 2007 2:47 am

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by dbj1000 (Post 5401325)
"Conform or leave". F**k me, I think I preferred Lanky!

That is quite the most depressing statement I've seen from a BE member in a long, long time.


I really do not understand why people stay in the US if they are so against the lifestyle.
Maybe he should concider moving home and be done with it at least he won't get ridiculed for not tipping

Get used to it or move on
I didn't see 'confirm or leave, where was that?

One thing I'll say for lanky, he is leaving, one hopes.
What some of us are saying is not 'conform or leave', but why stay in a place that makes you unhappy.
If I was as unhappy as some of these folks claim to be, I'm damm sure I'd find a way to go back.

Thydney Oct 9th 2007 7:53 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by lisag8070 (Post 5402710)
this is very true,

what anoys me is when people order something and don't even say please or thank you...they kinda demand it "because they're paying for the service"..forgive me but my dad always told me that manners don't cost anything...and even though they're servers..they're still people...

Some people confuse server with servant

lisag8070 Oct 9th 2007 7:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Thydney (Post 5405849)
Some people confuse server with servant

Excellent point
maybe they think server is short for servant....

hatfield1 Oct 9th 2007 8:20 pm

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If you’re a cheap bastard that won’t tip:mad: you will not want to eat at a restaurant more than once cuz if you get the same waiter/waitress you may have an extra ingredient in your meal. :confused::ohmy:

Deedee13 Oct 9th 2007 8:50 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by hatfield1 (Post 5405941)
If you’re a cheap bastard that won’t tip:mad: you will not want to eat at a restaurant more than once cuz if you get the same waiter/waitress you may have an extra ingredient in your meal. :confused::ohmy:

my biggest grumble is, either ur never left alone, or ur screaming out for some service. I have yet to find a happy medium. I just want to eat my meal in peace and not get the bill as i am tucking into my food either..... wait till i have bloody finished.. I think me and a friend pissed someone off last week, we were eating got the bill during the meal after being asked if we wanted anything else.... mouth full of food and a few non descriptive grunts sort of made her on her merry way and then we sat and chatted for a while, and kept getting asked if there was anything we wanted .... we had full drinks.. so no.... and i felt as though it was like a cattle market, feed em, throw em out, seat the next... I prefer the european eats... u can sit and enjoy the meal without thinking ur taking someones seat...

Hairdressers.... this is where i get very annoyed. If ur paying with card to get asked how much ur tipping to put on the bill!!!!!! Frigging drives me nuts as though its part of the bill. Tipping is not part of the bill its a thank you for good service. I dont need to be reminded to have it included on the debit/credit card. I understand its part of the deal here in restaurants. Its how it has always been and how it will remain to be - but hair dressers... damn!!!!!!!

hatfield1 Oct 9th 2007 9:11 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Deedee13 (Post 5406034)
my biggest grumble is, either ur never left alone, or ur screaming out for some service. I have yet to find a happy medium. I just want to eat my meal in peace and not get the bill as i am tucking into my food either..... wait till i have bloody finished.. I think me and a friend pissed someone off last week, we were eating got the bill during the meal after being asked if we wanted anything else.... mouth full of food and a few non descriptive grunts sort of made her on her merry way and then we sat and chatted for a while, and kept getting asked if there was anything we wanted .... we had full drinks.. so no.... and i felt as though it was like a cattle market, feed em, throw em out, seat the next... I prefer the european eats... u can sit and enjoy the meal without thinking ur taking someones seat...

Hairdressers.... this is where i get very annoyed. If ur paying with card to get asked how much ur tipping to put on the bill!!!!!! Frigging drives me nuts as though its part of the bill. Tipping is not part of the bill its a thank you for good service. I dont need to be reminded to have it included on the debit/credit card. I understand its part of the deal here in restaurants. Its how it has always been and how it will remain to be - but hair dressers... damn!!!!!!!

Well they are running a business. They make less if there is no turn around. I do understand your aggravation. The hair dresser on the other hand I have no experience with. Wifey cuts my hair and I don’t tip her…HUMMmmmmmm… That may explain a lot…….Including my crappy hair cut……..(Just kidding dear)… :eek:

Ray Oct 9th 2007 9:25 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 
I enjoy much to Joycee's dismay regaling them with my stories in the outback with Mick Dundee
or drinks in the local Pub with the Queen/Diane/the Beatles

hatfield1 Oct 9th 2007 9:37 pm

Re: Tipping in the US
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 5406150)
I enjoy much to Joycee's dismay regaling them with my stories in the outback with Mick Dundee
or drinks in the local Pub with the Queen/Diane/the Beatles

That’s it ray make them pay you so they don’t have to listen you lengthy stories. Killing to birds with one stone. (That could be a pun I suppose)

Ray Oct 9th 2007 9:39 pm

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Originally Posted by hatfield1 (Post 5406194)
That’s it ray make them pay you so they don’t have to listen you lengthy stories. Killing to birds with one stone. (That could be a pun I suppose)

Trouble is they often sit down and join us ...my stories are that goods ...

hatfield1 Oct 9th 2007 9:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Ray (Post 5406199)
Trouble is they often sit down and join us ...my stories are that goods ...

I bet they are, for the first hour. :eek:


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