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2013-01-09 02:12:52 PM  

tricycleracer: If you're that worried, you cheap piece of shiat, you shouldn't be spending money at a restaurant.


And we're done here.

CSB:

I was at the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas about six months ago.  The receipt listed the sales tax as "Obama's Cut".

/Kind of amusing.
//But beyond false.
 
2013-01-09 02:15:12 PM  

xanadian: Protip: Do NOT stiff your waiter/waitress if you are out with your boss/potential boss on a business/interview lunch.


If you're dining with your boss or potential boss and he or she isn't paying, then you're doing it wrong.
 
2013-01-09 02:16:23 PM  
TFD sucks when your work blocks pictures.
 
2013-01-09 02:16:23 PM  
img707.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-09 02:17:02 PM  
Oops...sorry.  Fark sucks when pictures are blocked too.
 
2013-01-09 02:17:37 PM  
Sounds like someone who's never worked a minimum wage job in his life.
 
2013-01-09 02:19:04 PM  
Republicans are disgusting, greedy people.

I'm nearly willing to bet he didn't actually experience a tax increase.
 
2013-01-09 02:19:58 PM  
Best comment after the article:

I had to euthanize my wife because of the increased costs of Obamacare. I own a business that would likely have seen a huge increase in insurance costs. These costs would have had to be passed on to the customer. What customer is going to pay 3 cents more for a product? Someone that values the health and well being of a fellow citizen? Yeah right. So I put my wife down. With the savings from that, I will likely be able to keep prices down. If not, I might sell my Porsche.
 
2013-01-09 02:20:27 PM  
And it's been awhile Since I could hold my head up high
 
2013-01-09 02:20:27 PM  
If you can't afford to tip then don't go out to eat - how hard a conclusion is that to come to :/
 
2013-01-09 02:20:36 PM  
Canadians don't tip well at all.
 
2013-01-09 02:21:05 PM  

Endive Wombat: Rapmaster2000: TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service.  It comes from an Old English term from around 800.  That's why I don't tip unless I receive exceptional service.  If you want to make real money then you need to work out an arrangement with your boss.  Don't make me pay the wages you should demand on your own.  You know, in Europe where I go very often for business, they don't have any tips and the service is outstanding.

Here is the thing.  Acceptable tips range from 15%-20% here in the US.  20% is really the new norm.  If you step back and think about it, simply adding 20% to all prices is not how it is going to work.  (I have no links for this, but if you search you can find it, economists have studies this)...in reality, your meal would actually be somewhere closer to 40% higher because of payroll taxes, social security, all kinds of stuff.

Here is the other thing.  Yes, in very simple restaurants, it is a easy as bringing a soda and food to a table.  But that is the exception to the rule.

Generally, guests are EXTREMELY demanding.  Let me ask you something - has your waiter ever come back to your table, and ask how everything is and if he can get you something and you say "everything is great, I am all set..."  Then not even 30 seconds later, you ask for an additional side of ranch?  The waiter gets your ranch and then you ask for a side of ketchup...that in the industry is what is known as "running you around" (you being the waiter).  Common courtesy would dictate that you would have asked for your ranch and ketchup the very first time.  Now, why am I going through this?  Because as a waiter, you develop and adapt to your tables as best as you can, you have a rhythm that you keep, and when someone piece meals their requests it gets VERY frustrating and it actually effects the service of other tables.  Ever been sitting there wondering why your Coke is taking so damn long to get to your table?  It is likely because of another guest/table, not a bad waiter ...


Most of the time, yes.  Some of the time, the waiter/waitress is just a lazy fark up.  I waited tables for a couple of years - I have a lot of respect for people who wait on me in restaurants.  But if the restaurant is empty and you're not capable of refilling my soda because you're too busy texting someone on your phone (and I have gone entire meals without being able to get a refill), you're not going to get a good tip.  If you are slammed with a ton of customers and you are pleasant, even if you are somewhat harried, you will get a very good tip.
 
2013-01-09 02:21:31 PM  
He won't tip his server because he cannot afford it, but can afford to go out to eat.


I give this guy a World Class Troll Award.
 
2013-01-09 02:23:00 PM  
Order 15-25% less food, you fat f*ck......
 
2013-01-09 02:23:28 PM  

Shirley Ujest: He won't tip his server because he cannot afford it, but can afford to go out to eat.


I give this guy a World Class Troll Award.


So much this.  I am cutting back on spending.  This means going out to eat less, or not at all.  If/when I do go out to eat, I don't stiff on the tip, just like I don't stiff on the sales tax.  Funny how that works.
 
2013-01-09 02:24:10 PM  
Why is it those "disgruntled food worker does something disgusting to obnoxious customer's food" stories always end with some variation of "And the customer said it was the best he'd ever eaten"?
 
2013-01-09 02:24:17 PM  
It's not unheard of for the bun of a hamburger to make contact with the anus.
 
2013-01-09 02:24:38 PM  
Man I really can't understand being so tight fisted you don't tip.

I mean, fark, I'm a physics grad student. If I were paid hourly, it'd probably be *below minimum wage*, but I still try to tip 20-30% (more often 30%, even if I get chastised a bit), if only to help make up for the assholes who DON'T tip.

Because, quite frankly, I know I could not work in the service sector without murdering someone after about, oh, a month. They have to deal with people who blame them personally when the kitchen is out of something. They have to deal with people who enjoy simply belittling them because they're a waiter. They deal with assholes like those in the aforementioned article.

FARK YES I am going to tip them. $15 pizza order? Here's $5 extra.

/Don't eat out or eat delivery often these days, mind. It also helps that a local pizza place gives you %30 off if you order via the web.
 
2013-01-09 02:24:46 PM  

kid_icarus: As an aside...Mr. Douchebag's note claimed that he had to cut back on "discretionary spending", which to most normal people would include eating out; particularly at a sit-down restaurant that will involve tipping. If you're too broke to leave a tip, you're too broke to be at the restaurant in the first place.


Or to print up a set of cards explaining why you can't afford to tip.

If this is real, it's one of the biggest dick moves ever.

Reminds me of the SNL parody commercial for the Jensen Mint, advertising phony coins for you to hand to homeless people.
 
2013-01-09 02:24:55 PM  
It's ok everyone, he's a regular in my restaurant. I personally shiat in his Chef's 'Special' Recommendation. Every time.
 
2013-01-09 02:25:15 PM  
I'm sure people making over $400K can't afford to leave a $5 tip for a meal...what a troll, probably another right-wing retard
 
2013-01-09 02:25:21 PM  
I have to cut back on discretionary spending and gratuities. Well, mostly the gratuities part. Only the gratuities part.
 
2013-01-09 02:25:23 PM  
Douche move, no doubt, but I still laughed....that took some time, thought and chutzpah, so I'll give him a giggle....

/I tip 15%-18% and that's not going to change anytime soon ever....don't like it? Fark you....
 
2013-01-09 02:25:43 PM  
Last week I left my favorite watress a $60 tip on a $15 meal because it was the holiday season and I know she works much hard for less money than I do.  I always tip well.
 
2013-01-09 02:25:54 PM  

Raharu: This ones better.


Ok, mean. Just mean.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:02 PM  
If you can't afford the tip, you can't afford the meal. Go to a damned drive thru instead.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:11 PM  

Endive Wombat: Here is the thing. Acceptable tips range from 15%-20% here in the US. 20% is really the new norm. If you step back and think about it, simply adding 20% to all prices is not how it is going to work. (I have no links for this, but if you search you can find it, economists have studies this)...in reality, your meal would actually be somewhere closer to 40% higher because of payroll taxes, social security, all kinds of stuff.


Depends where you live.

I used to be a solid 20% unless service was bad. Not anymore in southern MD.


The_Sponge: I was at the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas about six months ago. The receipt listed the sales tax as "Obama's Cut".


I wonder if you could refuse to pay that.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:33 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Three Crooked Squirrels: Well, that sounds felonious.

It sounds like made-up bullsh*t.


Come on, I can't be the only one who is passionate about pasta.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:51 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: JFarker131: This, a thousand times. I've waited tables, worked in coffee shops, been a bartender. Leave a crappy tip, I will fark with your food, or have someone more disgusting than me do it so I don't have to.

/talked a coworker into ejaculating into a truly awful local politician's alfredo sauce, he complimented the owner after his meal on the new recipe they were using.
//ew.

Well, that sounds felonious.  But at least you can sleep better at night knowing you are the better person.


Sounds like someone making up fantasies.

I've worked in food service before, and farking with someones food like that was a great way to get fired, and wouldn't be tolerated by anyone, be it management or fellow staff. Sure, being a jerk customer would make it take a little longer for your food to get to you, or it would be cold, or part of it would be intentionally screwed up, but actually farking with someones food was a line you didn't cross for any reason. MAYBE if you were notoriously bad and something fell on the floor it wouldn't get thrown out when it normally would have, but that was about as far as it went.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:03 PM  

Cybernetic: If you can't afford the tip, you can't afford the meal. Go to a damned drive thru instead.


Serious question - how much do you tip when you do an online order for takeout from a place like Nando's?
 
2013-01-09 02:27:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service.  It comes from an Old English term from around 800.  That's why I don't tip unless I receive exceptional service.  If you want to make real money then you need to work out an arrangement with your boss.  Don't make me pay the wages you should demand on your own.  You know, in Europe where I go very often for business, they don't have any tips and the service is outstanding.


Snopes - Claim: The word "tip" comes from an acronym for "To Insure Promptness" or "To Insure Performance." Status: False.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:19 PM  
What a douche. Dont take it out on the server....stop applying for building permits and start using non taxed off road fuel in your truck like i did.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:38 PM  

The_Sponge: I was at the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas about six months ago. The receipt listed the sales tax as "Obama's Cut".


That tells you all you need to know about Republican logic right there.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:39 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Subtext: "I am a coward and a failure at everything I've ever tried. I have elaborate revenge fantasies about the abuse I take at my menial job from superiors and co-workers alike. My wife utterly controls my life and does not allow me to control any aspect of my life. My children mock and belittle me. This note is my sad and desperate attempt to pretend I am something within a time zone of being a man, even if just for a few seconds. Even though you are a service worker and most likely a disinterested teenager I would never have the courage to say something like this to your face, lest I break down into tears and be forced to trudge to my 1994 Chevy Lumina with Dockers beshat."


If you weren't already a pleasing shade of orange, this would have done it.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:57 PM  

LineNoise: I've worked in food service before, and farking with someones food like that was a great way to get fired, and wouldn't be tolerated by anyone, be it management or fellow staff. Sure, being a jerk customer would make it take a little longer for your food to get to you, or it would be cold, or part of it would be intentionally screwed up, but actually farking with someones food was a line you didn't cross for any reason. MAYBE if you were notoriously bad and something fell on the floor it wouldn't get thrown out when it normally would have, but that was about as far as it went.


Yep - it's a good way to get an FDA violation, at least where I worked.  Cleanliness was top priority.
 
2013-01-09 02:28:01 PM  
I've only ONCE walked out on a meal with no tip after telling the manager I wasn't paying. She agreed when she witnessed the waiter talking football and seeing to his tables.
 
2013-01-09 02:28:44 PM  

liam76: I wonder if you could refuse to pay that.


Of course you could. You'd be a humorless dick, but why not?
 
2013-01-09 02:28:48 PM  
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2013-01-09 02:29:48 PM  

tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]


$10 for a coke?! Did it come in an aquarium?
 
2013-01-09 02:30:05 PM  

ThurmanMerman: Why is it those "disgruntled food worker does something disgusting to obnoxious customer's food" stories always end with some variation of "And the customer said it was the best he'd ever eaten"?


The only one I personally experienced was while I was in college and ended with one of my coworkers losing his job.

He spit in one of his friend's food orders as "a joke" and tried to pass it off as mayo on the bun. Once he fessed up, he was fired immediately.
 
2013-01-09 02:30:06 PM  
I've been torn over giving a tip to my coffee shops baristas every morning.
I go get coffee probably 3-4 times a week.
If I tip every time my coffee goes from 1.50 to over 2 bucks. 2.50 I guess??

They are super friendly and know my drinks etc.. I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.

Although there is one barista I'd give more than just the tip to.
 
2013-01-09 02:30:24 PM  

PrivateCaboose: Most of the time, yes.  Some of the time, the waiter/waitress is just a lazy fark up.  I waited tables for a couple of years - I have a lot of respect for people who wait on me in restaurants.  But if the restaurant is empty and you're not capable of refilling my soda because you're too busy texting someone on your phone (and I have gone entire meals without being able to get a refill), you're not going to get a good tip.  If you are slammed with a ton of customers and you are pleasant, even if you are somewhat harried, you will get a very good tip.


I should have been clearer, I was referring to nicer restaurants where the staff cares.  Like most of the restaurants I've worked at.  But yeah, with any establishment  from restaurants to retail, to car sales, etc ...there are bad apples in the bunch
 
2013-01-09 02:30:25 PM  

jbezorg: Rapmaster2000: TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service.  It comes from an Old English term from around 800.  That's why I don't tip unless I receive exceptional service.  If you want to make real money then you need to work out an arrangement with your boss.  Don't make me pay the wages you should demand on your own.  You know, in Europe where I go very often for business, they don't have any tips and the service is outstanding.

Snopes - Claim: The word "tip" comes from an acronym for "To Insure Promptness" or "To Insure Performance." Status: False.


Snopes!? You trust them?  They say Obama isn't a Muslim.
 
2013-01-09 02:30:43 PM  

tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]


Are you sure that's American currency? 20$ for a coca cola seems a bit steep.
 
2013-01-09 02:31:48 PM  

chevydeuce: Douche move, no doubt, but I still laughed....that took some time, thought and chutzpah, so I'll give him a giggle....

/I tip 15%-18% and that's not going to change anytime soon ever....don't like it? Fark you....


Time that could have been spent working to have the money to tip. Not tipping is not pulling your weight, plain and simple. Other people make it up with their tips, i.e., if nobody acted like a douche I would save money because the customary tip would likely be lower. People that don't tip are lower than homeless people on the street. Both classes of people don't pull their weight, but only with one of those classes of people can you say with 100% confidence that it was a personal decision every single time.
 
2013-01-09 02:31:59 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Subtext: "I am a coward and a failure at everything I've ever tried. I have elaborate revenge fantasies about the abuse I take at my menial job from superiors and co-workers alike. My wife utterly controls my life and does not allow me to control any aspect of my life. My children mock and belittle me. This note is my sad and desperate attempt to pretend I am something within a time zone of being a man, even if just for a few seconds. Even though you are a service worker and most likely a disinterested teenager I would never have the courage to say something like this to your face, lest I break down into tears and be forced to trudge to my 1994 Chevy Lumina with Dockers beshat."


I never, ever want to piss you off. Holy shiat that is both brilliant and breathtakingly cold.
 
2013-01-09 02:32:19 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.


Fark you too, I guess. Better would be "lots of people don't tend to tip well when they're not both from a place that tends to tip AND happen to be in that place".
 
2013-01-09 02:32:37 PM  
Just farking mark up everything 10% and let me decide if the server deserves a bigger tip
 
2013-01-09 02:32:39 PM  

liam76: The_Sponge: I was at the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas about six months ago. The receipt listed the sales tax as "Obama's Cut".

I wonder if you could refuse to pay that.


Heh....not after they finally tell you it is the sales tax.

/That place is insane.
//Even my fat ass couldn't finish their double cheeseburger.
 
2013-01-09 02:33:04 PM  

litespeed74: I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.


I'm 100% sure that they do not have a problem with it.
 
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