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Tiger Woods Regains No. 1 Ranking ... For Tightwad Tippers
Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 17, 2011 | Ben Maller

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: badtipper; cheap; tigerwoods
Other celebrity tightwads from article....

Top Ten Cheapest Celebrity Tippers 1.) Tiger Woods: Claims he never carries cash. 2.) Madonna: Once left an $18 tip on a $400 bill. 3.) Barbra Streisand: Famous for leaving $10 tip for $457 tab. 4.) LeBron James: Didn't ever get tipping talents, left $10 on an $800 bill. 5.) Jeremy Piven: Left signed Entourage DVD as tip. 6.) Usher: Once left his autograph as a tip. 7.) Mariah Carey: Famous for diva demands and no tips! 8.) Sean Penn: Left $0 on a $450 tab in New Orleans. 9.) Bill Cosby: Once left a $3 tip on a $350 bill 10.) Rachael Ray: Promotes less than 20 percent tip on her show.

1 posted on 08/17/2011 4:35:49 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

“10.) Rachael Ray: Promotes less than 20 percent tip on her show.”

Maybe I’m getting old, but I was raised to tip 15% and that’s what I still do. How much do these people want these days?


2 posted on 08/17/2011 4:41:52 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

15%. Aye.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 4:46:28 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: GQuagmire

Quite a few notorious libs on that list. Imagine that - they’re only generous with other people’s money.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: GQuagmire

Once you have an ex-wife, you have no disposable income. grrrrr


5 posted on 08/17/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: GQuagmire

I used to wait tables and now never tip less than 20% and usually more like 25 or 30 percent. The only time I tip less is if the server is willfully evil or negligent. If the server is just super busy or gets screwed by the kitchen but still has a good attitude, I’ll still tip well. I know what hard work it is.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 4:51:20 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: JoeDetweiler

I think 17% is normal tip for good service now; 20% for excellent service.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 4:51:44 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: JoeDetweiler

A lot of the diners, where I live, generally have checks less than $10. My normal tip is always $3 for these small meals, no matter how the percentage adds up. And when I dine at a more expensive place, I’ll give the 15 percent for good service.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: JoeDetweiler

If you are celebrity you get extra attention which would normally deserve a bigger tip. The rest of us rift-raft
can get by on 15% in most places we can afford to go to.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 4:56:00 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: GQuagmire
I have a tip.

Never check the time on your wrist watch when you're holding a cup of coffee.

10 posted on 08/17/2011 4:57:11 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: rabidralph

I wonder if the tip percentage is different for different parts of the country. Her in the midwest I don’t know anyone who doesn’t tip 20%, although I’ve hear “Canadians” don’t tip well if at all.


11 posted on 08/17/2011 4:58:00 PM PDT by RC51
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To: Dem Guard

I agreed, 15%.

I have to laugh at stupid people who put dollar bills in tipping jars at dumps like Starbucks. These are the same people who have less than $200.00 in their savings account, and no emgergency fund.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 5:00:01 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: GQuagmire
Carries no cash???!!! Add the tip to your VISA!

These are some of the lib ahole celebrities that think the rich don't pay their fair share in taxes!

13 posted on 08/17/2011 5:03:18 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: GQuagmire
Carries no cash???!!! Add the tip to your VISA!

These are some of the lib ahole celebrities that think the rich don't pay their fair share in taxes!

14 posted on 08/17/2011 5:03:42 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Yardstick

Usually the best tipper are: waiters/waitress, cab drivers, and bar tenders...cause they know what the job consist of—


15 posted on 08/17/2011 5:08:01 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: GQuagmire

I do 15 percent then round up to the next dollar. Makes for faster credit card signing.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 5:10:11 PM PDT by tellw
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To: JoeDetweiler
Maybe I’m getting old, but I was raised to tip 15% and that’s what I still do. How much do these people want these days?

I'd say 20% became the "new 15%" in metropolitan areas more than a decade ago; I'm not being rude, I'm just dating the change.

I live in a major metropolitan area. I don't have a set percentage. I look at a couple of things. 20-25% is my norm, leaning to 25%. If the service is worse - service, not the food - I leave less. If I get particularly good service, I'll leave 30% or more - but only if I've asked whether tips are pooled. Being a server is not an easy job.

The second thing is I have a base. I rarely tip less than $3 or $4 is the service is good, even if it's on an $8 sandwich tab.

Mrs. Scoutmaster probably tips half of what I tip (on a good day). She's a perfect example of what the server's stereotype regarding female diners (I can't say if the stereotype is true, and I'll keep silent about my experience when the tab is picked up by female business colleagues). She'll try to calculate 15% and then she'll round it down to the nearest dollar.

17 posted on 08/17/2011 5:19:29 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: wetgundog

I’m still put off by tip jars at Starbucks. I don’t care for their coffee either so they loose me on two counts.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 5:25:44 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I’m even older and 10% was a very healthy tip in the 60s and 70s

Funny how the “accepted” percentage went up as the cost of meals and services ALSO went up, giving the tippee a nice little double-dip increase WITHOUT any perceptible improvement of service.

What really frosts my bumpkus, though, are these freakin’ “tip jars” for counter service.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 5:29:03 PM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: GQuagmire

Nowadays, I thought tips were “included” in the bill? I see it all the time on my final bill....


20 posted on 08/17/2011 5:33:40 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Scoutmaster

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.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 5:40:33 PM PDT by Desparado
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To: Yardstick
I used to wait tables and now never tip less than 20%

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.

22 posted on 08/17/2011 5:52:21 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: GQuagmire

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.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 5:57:55 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: RingerSIX

I was once told that you should tip 20% minus tax and booze.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 7:35:13 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: GQuagmire

25 posted on 08/17/2011 7:39:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GQuagmire

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.


26 posted on 08/17/2011 8:13:30 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Desparado
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!

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.

27 posted on 08/18/2011 6:17:14 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Dem Guard
I’m still put off by tip jars at Starbucks. I don’t care for their coffee either so they loose me on two counts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WM-EUEZTbM

28 posted on 08/18/2011 9:30:52 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
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To: JoeDetweiler
. How much do these people want these days?

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.

29 posted on 08/18/2011 9:37:57 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: no gnu taxes

Good one! That’s about it.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 11:10:08 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: GQuagmire

Looks like part of his heritage is revealing itself.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Didn’t know Tiger was “Canadian.”


32 posted on 08/18/2011 11:15:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: aruanan
Looks like part of his heritage is revealing itself.

Are you implying that, genetically, Tiger Woods is part Rachel Ray?

If not, would you mind explaining what you are implying?

33 posted on 08/19/2011 4:18:56 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Scoutmaster
If not, would you mind explaining what you are implying?

He probably learned his tipping from his dad and he learned it from his parents.
34 posted on 08/19/2011 5:41:30 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: GQuagmire

I tip 20% for good service. 15% or less for barely adequate or poor service.


35 posted on 08/19/2011 5:51:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: aruanan
He probably learned his tipping from his dad and he learned it from his parents.

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?

36 posted on 08/19/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: GQuagmire

Tiger gave that Waffle House waitress more than just the tip.


37 posted on 08/19/2011 6:45:40 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Scoutmaster
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).

I know of black servers (IHOP) who hated to see a lot of black customers come in because they said they knew they weren't going to get much in tips. I've told my own kids that they needed to tip for several reasons: 1. management expects that serving staff will make a good portion of their income through tips, 2. serving staff in busy places have to put up with a lot of crap and this is a way of showing you appreciate their efforts to serve you well, 3. it's a way to insure on return visits better service or at least the absence of something they may not even know is on their food, 4. they need to make sure they don't perpetuate the stereotype of bad tippers.
38 posted on 08/19/2011 5:32:04 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: RC51

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...


39 posted on 10/06/2011 9:37:03 AM PDT by Reverend Wright (you voted for Obama to prove you're not racist, now vote against him to prove you're not stupid...)
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To: Reverend Wright

“Canadians” is a code word waiters use for blacks.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 9:38:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Reverend Wright

Maybe you already knew that, just pointing that out for the folks in Rio Linda.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 9:39:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

yes the “canadians” euphemism is pretty well known up here.

the stereotypes are well deserved i’m sorry to say. The quebec french are particularly bad - hence my reference to canadiens...


42 posted on 10/06/2011 3:33:25 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (you voted for Obama to prove you're not racist, now vote against him to prove you're not stupid...)
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