Skip to comments.I Was Banned For Not Tipping
Posted on 01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST by big black dog
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I routinely go to about 15 restaurants in metro Nashville especially Franklin
And i tip very well.....20% minimum up to 50% for businesses lunches when i need good service
And i give 100% tips every Christmas to routine servers
Some are single moms working hard with a man always late with child support
Some older gals just working
Some young men we just like
And some like at Mortons..or Sperrys....pros
I get great service....they know me and this is my home
I have helped some thru ruff spots
Some are now my friends and come to my home
Life is too short to be a tight prick
I get bad service somewhere....i don’t go back
My post downthread apes yours
And it’s amazing how much a good tip can improve somebody’s day. This past Christmas took the wife and mother to dim sum as is our tradition, tipped around 30%, the server came back and gave us all hugs she was so happily flabbergasted at the tip. And the difference between my tip and a “normal” tip was probably less than $10 (I’m always shocked by how cheap the dim sum place is), who doesn’t want to drop $10 and make somebody’s Christmas. You can get a lot of big smiles just rounding your tip up to the next $5, totally worth it.
yes...we do it because it feels like the right thing to do and gives us a sense of doing that
hell that is a major tenet of being a decent human
The OP seems like a cheapskate. I like the tip system because it lets me reward good service. My wife and I routinely go out and either split on entree, or simply have an appetizer. I know this is a low bill for many waiters so I tip a higher percentage than normal. We are creatures of habit, and go back to the same places and are waited on by the same people. As a result, the waiters remember who we are, are always happy to see us and take great care of us... even pointing out when specials that we like are back on the menu.
Whether you agree with the system or not, that person is working for a living and taking care of you. Treating them well is simply the right thing to do.
They undertip when they do tip also. This is one reason I hate to go out to eat with women. You end up paying more to compensate for their cheapness, but then they say "Oh we have too much here" and start giving money back, dealing dollar bills around the table as if it were their money. I made them stop one time and now they ask for separate checks to avoid the problem--but waiters HATE that. What to do? It happened again the other day with a different group of women, when we had had absolutely perfect service. It's not an overgeneralization; it is really true.
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