Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Regains No. 1 Ranking ... For Tightwad Tippers
Posted on 08/17/2011 4:35:43 PM PDT by GQuagmire
Tiger Woods might never return to the top of the World Golf Rankings, but at least the disgraced former star has earned a No. 1 ranking in something.
Woods, despite a net worth of $500 million, is the worst celebrity tipper in America. Eldrick's excuse: He never carries cash. Woods is said to have made a woman in Las Vegas tip for him when they went out. While playing $10,000-a-hand blackjack, Tiger re-pocketed a $5 tip after realizing he tipped her early in the night.
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As an ex-waiter in a number of great places in Miami, I agree 20-25% is a good tip which will be appreciated by your server. Especially in this day and age. Round it up a little if you intend to come back to that restaurant. You will be surprised how good the service will be next time you show up! Yes, Servers have good memories, and they tell each other who the good tippers are. Changing the subject slightly, does anyone have an opinion on whether to tip tow truck drivers when they are towing you under contract with AAA etc. I have wondered about that.
I used to tip around 15%. Then I worked with someone who once had worked in the service industry and read me the riot act when I cheaped out on a tip to a pizza delivery guy.
Now I usually tip at least 20% unless the service is really bad.
My standard for as long as I can remember is 15% for OK service, and 20% for good. And if she puts on a show for me, I take note and add 5% per peek.
I was once told that you should tip 20% minus tax and booze.
My gut feel is that these celebrity A$$HOLES think that just being in their presence is enough reward for the server.
BTW, I am usually in the 15% to 20% range for most tipping situations.
The best service I ever had was in a restaurant in Charleston, SC in 1983. Wish I could remember the name of it. The guy serving us was invisible, until we needed something and then he was simply there. Like smoke, he was. He came by once at the appropriate time and asked, “How does the food taste, sir?” Not “How we doin?” or “Doin okay, man?” or “Hey, buddy, everything alright?” like we were best buds on campus.
My first post on tipping (which I apparently overcomplicate given the other posts) became so long that I cut if short.
It's hard to be a server and there's a night and day difference between a good server and an indifferent one. It goes beyond whether they show up to refill water or a bread basket.
If I frequent the same restaurant and receive excellent service, I not only tip well, but I let the manager know that I received good service and I remember the server's name.
On return visits, I ask to be seated in that server's area and specifically state it's because of the quality of the server's service. I may not get the server - but I'm certain it's helpful to them. If I get another good server, then I'll mention both servers the next time I dine at the restaurant.
If I receive great service form a server who is a senior, a student, or single parent (yes, I chat with servers if the restaurant's not busy) - particularly if I'm a regular - I may tip an extra $20 on a small tab, particularly around the start of school, the end of the month, or a holiday.
If my server is handling a couple of tables of drunks, a family who can't control its children, or some demanding jerk, and still manages to give me good service, I over-tip and explain why.
If I'm with colleagues, clients, or friends, and one or more of them is a pain, and I am responsible for the tab, then I over-tip.
And, yes, I find I am called by name upon return visits even by servers and other employees I've never met. But that's not why I do it.
I sincerely do not believe that one size fits all when it comes to tipping.
Like it or not, we have a system where you pay for your service based on what you think it was worth. Truth be told, sometimes the service is wroth 5% of the tab, and sometimes 100% or more of the tab.
As much as they think they can "shame" you into giving.
I recognize a job well done, and tip accordingly. Sometimes much more than 20%. I recognize a job done badly, and also tip accordingly.
My dear waiter or waitress: If you're wondering why I gave you a very small tip, look in the mirror. Your lousy service was the reason.
Good one! That’s about it.
Looks like part of his heritage is revealing itself.
Didn’t know Tiger was “Canadian.”
Are you implying that, genetically, Tiger Woods is part Rachel Ray?
If not, would you mind explaining what you are implying?
I tip 20% for good service. 15% or less for barely adequate or poor service.
I inferred that was what you meant, but I wanted to be certain.
Yes, there is a stereotype that blacks are bad tippers. Yes, there is a stereotype that black women are the worst tippers and more demanding as diners.
It goes beyond a stereotype, I guess, because there are multiple studies that show blacks tip less than whites (including studies done at Cornell, which has the nation's finest academic programs in hotel and restaurant management).
On the other hand, I know from black friends and friends who have worked as servers that the problem frequently has circular causation. Servers may expect to receive a poor tip from a black diner and therefore don't offer the same quality of service that they offer to other diners.
Blacks are sometimes faced with a dilemma: do they tip poorly to reflect the poor service they received, thereby perpetuating the myth that blacks are poor tippers - or do they try to break the stereotype by overtipping for the quality of service received. Or do they take the time to explain the whole thing to a manager and server?
Then look at it from the server's viewpoint. Are you going to go out of your way to provide extra service if you know from past experience that a black diner (or a senior citizen diner - also bad tippers - or a teenage diner - also bad tippers) is likely to give you a bad tip?
Tiger gave that Waffle House waitress more than just the tip.
well this canadian doesn’t like to be lumped in with either canadians, canadiens or “canadians” when it comes to tipping
i tip 25% min and 30 on small bills (5 on 15 typically) because i know that the servers are making a lot less than i am, and they need that money to live
the fact that tiger is still cheaping out after all the publicity shows that he has learned nothing, has changed nothing, and soon will be nothing...
“Canadians” is a code word waiters use for blacks.
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