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Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds
2010 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | May 7, 2010 | By Eliza LaJoie

Posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

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To: BelegStrongbow

Actually ... I just looked up the movies for both Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, and I don’t think I’ve seen a one of them. Pretty sure they’re in genres I don’t watch much.

There is a point of diminishing returns — but I think that point is closer to Mansfield than Loren.

SnakeDoc


151 posted on 05/07/2010 8:58:42 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: SnakeDoctor

Understood. Thing is, my late wife and Sophia have a lot in common in that area, so maybe I’m just reflecting on the reality I know. LOL


152 posted on 05/07/2010 9:01:35 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

153 posted on 05/07/2010 9:03:47 AM PDT by Don W (I only keep certain folks' numbers in my 'phone so I know NOT to answer when they call)
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To: Southack
I prefer Bone Daddy's House of Smoke for good barbecue as one of my favorite breastaraunts.
154 posted on 05/07/2010 9:05:07 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: SnakeDoctor

Sophia Loren was great in El Cid with Charlton Heston.


155 posted on 05/07/2010 9:05:58 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: TankerKC; SnakeDoctor; rochester_veteran

Hmm... so this study was based on perceived sexiness from women who most likely saved up some money to buy bigger body parts because they would make more money with the bigger body parts. Could they, I dunno, also figure out how to correlate attitude or other attributes a customer wants with tips?

I used to pour beer at a sports stadium. I would get tips when I smiled real purdy, flirted a little, and get the foam on the top of the cup just right.


156 posted on 05/07/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by PrincessB ("if government X-rays are anything like the photos the DMV takes for your license, count me out" A.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Are tips higher in colder climates?


157 posted on 05/07/2010 9:10:11 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: SnakeDoctor
He should do a study of wife’s breast-size and its relation to male marital happiness.

That's a far more complex social interraction and not subject to a straight-forward test. Part of what these studies do is they attempt to boil away all other factors to test for just one thing. It's not always possible.

Here we have a social interaction between people that we don't expect to know eachother on a personal-level: the customer & the waitress. AND we have a handy measuring-stick -- the size of the tip. Reading how these studies are constructed can be pretty interesting stuff.

158 posted on 05/07/2010 9:11:27 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: SnakeDoctor
Haha. You know — they have establishments where the women will skip the charade and just lose the top (or more) altogether.

LOL! Yeah, but you don't usually take a date to an establishment like that!

159 posted on 05/07/2010 9:14:02 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines


160 posted on 05/07/2010 9:16:13 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Not sure if preferences reflect reality, or the other way around. The lovely and gracious Mrs. SnakeDoctor has more in common with Ms. Mansfield (I always wondered why she got so much better tips than I did for the 6 mos. we both waited tables in college).

Either way ... God Bless America.

SnakeDoc


161 posted on 05/07/2010 9:19:27 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: SnakeDoctor

Well, if you’d’ve asked to serve tables with mainly women at them, I’m sure you’d’ve done a whole lot better. :D


162 posted on 05/07/2010 9:22:51 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I go to restaurants and bars often because I rarely cook for myself. I tip 20% for all servers but I tip more than that if I enjoy the server or the server shows me some extra effort. I have my favorite servers in several places and I tip them more because they are pretty, pleasant and take the time to know me.

Breast size isn’t as important to me as overall beauty and pleasantness. Yes, I discriminate. But I still tip 20% for male or unattractive servers so anything I tip extra is for my enjoyment of the experience and that enjoyment is enhanced considerably when I’m served by an attractive and friendly waitress. In a sense, I’m paying a self-imposed pretty waitress tax. And, trust me, in this world of tattoo-spackled fatties with metal dangling from their faces, some friendly chit-chat (not to mention the occasional hug) with an attractive, upbeat young lady is worth the extra money to me.

If a bunch of ugly people don’t like that fact, too bad.


163 posted on 05/07/2010 9:24:38 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Tallguy; SnakeDoctor
He should do a study of wife’s breast-size and its relation to male marital happiness.

That's a far more complex social interraction and not subject to a straight-forward test.

...and, arguably, already answered by the classic Jimmy Soul R&B record "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife."

164 posted on 05/07/2010 9:24:41 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I agree with the tipping BS. There should be no tipping. However, I disagree with this survey, while some people may tip according to the way a waitress looks, most of them, IMO, tip according to how well they are served. That is the way I tip, quite reluctantly I might add since tipping is BS. I don't tip other people when they do their job and it isn't up to me to pay the wages directly out of my pocket. A meal is supposed to cover the cost of doing business, if the owners can't pay their staff enough out of their profits then the cost of the meal should be raised and NO gratuity added on to the check. The full price should show in the menu, period.

However, most people have been brainwashed from birth that somehow we should dig deeper into our pockets and actually pay the wages of the employees of certain businesses and I doubt if tipping will ever go away.

165 posted on 05/07/2010 9:26:36 AM PDT by calex59
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To: OrangeHoof

My son once said that over-tipping was a way of getting strangers to like you. He was 12 at the time. Smart kid.


166 posted on 05/07/2010 9:31:43 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Admin Moderator

It was a funny movie quote about tipping. The story is about women with big breasts getting better tips. I edited the profanity. I thought many Freepers would have seen the movie Resevoir Dogs and had a chuckle.

In a thread devoted to pictures of women with big breasts and other humorous sexual innuendo is appropriate to Free Republic, I don’t see how my posting of a movie quote isn’t.

Sorry if people are sensitive to it. If I complained about the pics of scantily-clad big-breasted women would the posts be pulled?


167 posted on 05/07/2010 9:32:33 AM PDT by strider44
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To: TChris
I pay tips purely on quality of service. Many cute, young waitresses have received paltry tips from me because they were inattentive or rude.

Same here.

I love shapely women, and have the same sort of stimulus-response attraction to them as the next guy, but if a waitress doesn't actually earn a tip from me, she doesn't get one. Period.

168 posted on 05/07/2010 9:40:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I like to elevate the dialogue sometimes.

Heh... I think you've succeeded in elevating the grin factor.

169 posted on 05/07/2010 9:43:49 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: strider44

I was mere seconds away from posting the whole exchange (heavily edited of course) between Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie. Good thing I saw your explanation first.


170 posted on 05/07/2010 9:45:48 AM PDT by grady ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading." - Unknown)
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To: VRWCmember
I prefer Bone Daddy's House of Smoke for good barbecue as one of my favorite breastaraunts.

LOL. Love the new word. However, I didn't like Bone Daddy's when I tried it. I want a pleasant and pretty waitress not jail bait. Just TMI.

171 posted on 05/07/2010 9:48:19 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: boomop1

Ithaca. Cornell is a university located there.


172 posted on 05/07/2010 9:49:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: grady

The funny thing is getting an indignant message on a thread like this. As if this whole exchange is worth the band width it’s using up.

I guess the best humor will always offend some people...


173 posted on 05/07/2010 9:52:28 AM PDT by strider44
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To: FreedomPoster
I thought that is what I indicated, it issssss the city of evil which should be its formal name.
174 posted on 05/07/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: strider44

Gosh darn it. This is a serious thread about a real study conducted at an actual Ivy League university. How can you claim it’s not worth the bandwidth. This is science we’re talking about. SCIENCE!


175 posted on 05/07/2010 9:55:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Yeah, but I betcha dollars to doughnuts that they don't pay off as much as exposed breasts of any size.
176 posted on 05/07/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT by uglybiker (BACON!!)
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To: wtc911
My son once said that over-tipping was a way of getting strangers to like you. He was 12 at the time. Smart kid.

I agree. I once had a girlfriend who had waited tables and she put it this way, "If you tip well, they'll remember you. And if you don't tip well, they'll remember that too. So if it's a place you want to return to, tip well."

177 posted on 05/07/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: SnakeDoctor; Grunthor

Sophia Loren and Jane Mansfield


178 posted on 05/07/2010 10:02:31 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Grunthor
Jackie O seems really “taken” by the hot blonde on her left.

That's not Jackie O.

179 posted on 05/07/2010 10:03:44 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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180 posted on 05/07/2010 10:03:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SnakeDoctor
New study! I’d bet guys are better at remembering large-breasted women.

I remember a lot of large-breasted women with perfect clarity. I just can't recall their names.

181 posted on 05/07/2010 10:08:07 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The real reason that Sophia was glancing at Jane like that is not revealed by this particular photo. Other photos of that event show very clearly that Jane’s top was not hiding her darker assets as she moved about.


182 posted on 05/07/2010 10:11:41 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Windflier

Irrelevant trivia. You remember the high points.

SnakeDoc


183 posted on 05/07/2010 10:15:03 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAW!!! Couldn’t be! LOL Do you think I could get a grant to prove that waitresses who wear mini-skirts get more money than those who wear skirts to their knees, or wear black tuxedo pants???

I can’t believe they actually funded a study like this. Do they really need “proof”? This is common sense (and common knowledge among anyone who has ever waitressed, or even worked in a restaurant or bar at any time in their lives!!!)


184 posted on 05/07/2010 10:20:27 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I should also add that providing GOOD SERVICE to your customers with a friendly smiling face outweighs large breasts, AND a short skirt!!!


185 posted on 05/07/2010 10:22:04 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

As in the case of climate studies, we need to see the raw data!


186 posted on 05/07/2010 10:23:00 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Victory or Death)
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To: AFPhys
Other photos of that event show very clearly that Jane’s top was not hiding her darker assets as she moved about.

Even that famous photo shows a "darker asset". I noticed that the first time I saw the pic years ago.

Funny how the culture has changed so much since my childhood. If Sophia and Jane were modern day celebs in the same scenario, Sophia would hardly notice those assets. If she did, she'd probably just smile.

187 posted on 05/07/2010 10:23:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Irrelevant trivia. You remember the high points.

Damn, you're good at this. Shame you're not getting paid federal grant dollars for your insight.

188 posted on 05/07/2010 10:26:59 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
You remember the high points.

Sad fact of life. They droop and you only have the memories ...

189 posted on 05/07/2010 10:28:21 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: LibertyRocks
...providing GOOD SERVICE to your customers with a friendly smiling face outweighs large breasts, AND a short skirt!

That's true for me, and I'm a fool for a curvy woman in a short skirt.

190 posted on 05/07/2010 10:33:44 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Willie Green
Big tips for those damn waitresses.

Yoi!

191 posted on 05/07/2010 10:34:53 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (I cut off part of my middle finger .......... it almost rendered me mute. -- Rahm Emanuel)
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To: Windflier

A smiling face and large breasts would be more ideal.

SnakeDoc


192 posted on 05/07/2010 10:34:58 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Grunthor; SnakeDoctor

The blonde is Jayne Mansfield, but the brunette is Sophia Loren. Not that she was ever lacking in natural resources, either...


193 posted on 05/07/2010 10:39:04 AM PDT by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788!)
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To: VampireStateNY

Yes we’ve been corrected. Over and over and over again.


194 posted on 05/07/2010 10:42:24 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Southack

There was one of those in the Hotel my daughters were at for an anime convention... Too bad all the girls there looked like they were starving themselves so they looked good in the halter-halfshirts, and hip-hugger minis. Even my husband was shocked at the small amount of actual fabric, the the low-cut tied shirts. At least some of them were wearing a sports bra under the white shirt... But not all. They are about >< that close to being a “Gentleman’s Club”.


195 posted on 05/07/2010 10:49:29 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: AFPhys; SnakeDoctor; Grunthor

I see other FReepers have cleaved this mystery already - I’ll try harder to keep abreast of the thread next time. :-)


196 posted on 05/07/2010 10:49:37 AM PDT by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies.

That's why God invented breast implants, makeup and 24 hour gyms.
197 posted on 05/07/2010 10:49:51 AM PDT by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: Admin Moderator
What on Earth makes you think that joke was appropriate to post on FR?

Must have been a doozy!

;<)

198 posted on 05/07/2010 11:06:50 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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199 posted on 05/07/2010 11:36:18 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 (It isn't settled because it isn't science)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I'll see your Hooter gals and raise you Ashley.


200 posted on 05/07/2010 12:14:05 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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