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2013-01-09 02:33:16 PM

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

$10 for a coke?!


My first thought.
 
2013-01-09 02:33:17 PM

OgreMagi: 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.


Hell, I work in publishing but I'll be your waitress if you keep tipping like that!
 
2013-01-09 02:33:22 PM
Yawn. Another screed from one of those feminist sites about a customer who left a bad tip/ called the waitress fat that will generate thousands of enraged comments from the angry masses over a story that may or may not be a true.

My favorite was the Victoria Liss fiasco. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/seattle-waitress-exposes -rude-tipper-online-nabs-wrong-guy/
 
2013-01-09 02:33:30 PM

xanadian: whistleridge: How to tip properly, and be an awesome human being in the process (even if you do eat at Applebee's):

mankindunplugged.com

"I CAN'T MATH"

lulz


I'm kind of tempted to do that at a place where I'm a regular.
 
2013-01-09 02:33:47 PM

PrivateCaboose: 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?


Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?
 
2013-01-09 02:33:58 PM

JFarker131: talked a coworker into ejaculating into a truly awful local politician's alfredo sauce


No, you didn't.

he complimented the owner after his meal on the new recipe they were using.

No, he didn't.

stewover.com
 
2013-01-09 02:34:00 PM

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


Wait, Canadians from Canada or "restaurant Canadians"?
 
2013-01-09 02:34:01 PM

codergirl42: tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]

Are you sure that's American currency? 20$ for a coca cola seems a bit steep.


Looks like it was more expensive - in euros

This is assuming, of course, that it was real.
 
2013-01-09 02:34:34 PM
If I was on a jury, and someone was on trial for poisoning someones food, and there defense was they'd gotten this 'tip' the last time they poison victim was in, I'd totally say it was justified and let them off.

The really dick part is he left it after eating there. If you want to debate politics, at least have the balls to be upfront about it.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:16 PM
I once had a waiter tell me that the reason that the tipping percent has gone up over the years (10%, 12.5%, 15%, 18%, 20% etc.) is because of inflation. He said that since people were paying more for their food they should be paying a bigger tip. He really thought that if inflation, for example, went up 10% then his tip percentage needed to go up in well, else he would be making less money. I just looked at him in complete awe, wondering if his two brain cells ever actually spoke to each other!
 
2013-01-09 02:35:21 PM
My minimum tip is $3, even in the small restaurants where I eat breakfast for $7 - $11.
In larger restaurants I tip 15-20% rounded-up. For great - proactive - service I sometimes go to %30.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:41 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"?



Because we're all secretly depraved psychos who secretly enjoy eating bodily fluids and hair. Duh.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:48 PM

Flakeloaf: 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".


Umm..he's not talking about ACTUAL Canadians.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:51 PM

Flakeloaf: 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".


Um, I'm pretty sure he didn't actually mean people from Canada.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:53 PM

JFarker131: kid_icarus: If I were him, I would never eat at that restaurant again for the rest of my natural life.

/unless you like your steak served to you after being rubbed on the bathroom floor and seasoned with pubes

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.


Honestly, I just don't think that the minute bit of pleasure you might get from farking with someone's food is worth going to pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:58 PM
I tip too much, usually in the 50% range.
 
2013-01-09 02:36:20 PM
Tipping is the little bit extra you have to pay to eat like the nobility used to.

You don't want to tip? Cook and serve your own damn food.
 
2013-01-09 02:36:26 PM

meat0918: PrivateCaboose: 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?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?


I always do pickup - they don't deliver.  I think I usually tip around 10% at Nando's.  It's weirder when you sit and order - cuz you don't have a waitress, really.  You order and pay at the till and then they bring you food and don't come back for drinks, etc.  As far as buffets, I haven't been to one in a very long time (I don't like Chinese food, which is 90% of the buffets I've seen), but I would likely tip 15-20% depending on the server.
 
kab
2013-01-09 02:36:49 PM
fake
 
2013-01-09 02:36:50 PM

The Singing Bush: Flakeloaf: 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".

Umm..he's not talking about ACTUAL Canadians.


3 seconds! *shakes tiny fish*
 
2013-01-09 02:37:07 PM

baiku: 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.


The Lumina thing was a nice touch.
 
2013-01-09 02:37:20 PM

Lando Lincoln: 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.


As a former barista, no, they do not have a problem with it.

Even with a tip jar, we were lucky to get tips at all.
 
2013-01-09 02:37:58 PM
If this is real, this guy has to seriously understand that he can never go back, someone will recognize him and they will fark with him.
 
2013-01-09 02:38:14 PM

meat0918: PrivateCaboose: 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?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?


i tip on pick-up. but, it's usually closer to 10%. the waiter still had to plate the meal, pack it up, and do other stuff.

on buffets? depends, was there any table service? if yes, i think a tip between 10-20% is appropriate, depending on the level of service. if no table service, and you bus your own table, no tip is necessary, unless it's a mom and pop place and it was really good and you feel like being nice.
 
2013-01-09 02:38:34 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."


Add me to the list that are stealing "beshat."

More Internets for you, sir.
 
2013-01-09 02:38:41 PM

Glancing Blow: My minimum tip is $3, even in the small restaurants where I eat breakfast for $7 - $11.
In larger restaurants I tip 15-20% rounded-up. For great - proactive - service I sometimes go to %30.


There have been rare occasions where a waiter/waitress has done a phenomenal job, and I've seen them disappointed by another table, that I have left exhorbitant tips.  No one who does a good job in the service industry should be treated poorly because people are assholes.  I have had plenty of people restore my faith in humanity over the years, so when I need to step up, I do.  But generally I tip 20% of whatever the total post-tax amount is.
 
2013-01-09 02:39:26 PM

Endive Wombat: restaurant Canadians


resturant canadians.
 
2013-01-09 02:39:32 PM

codergirl42: tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]

Are you sure that's American currency? 20$ for a coca cola seems a bit steep.


Worse, it's Euros, although none of that stuff is actually on this menu.

http://www.nikkibeach.com/sttropez/menu.php
 
2013-01-09 02:40:08 PM

busy chillin': Flakeloaf: 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".

Um, I'm pretty sure he didn't actually mean people from Canada.


Herp derp then.
 
2013-01-09 02:40:38 PM
To those who think stories of servers messing with your food are fake, you're wrong. Heck, stir his drink with you wang and serve it with a smile. He'll never know, and you won't mind his cheapness.

/one of my college jobs was waiting tables. Don't be enough of a douche nozzle to be remembered- and if you are - don't return to the scene of your crime.
 
2013-01-09 02:40:52 PM

PrivateCaboose: meat0918: PrivateCaboose: 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?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?

I always do pickup - they don't deliver.  I think I usually tip around 10% at Nando's.  It's weirder when you sit and order - cuz you don't have a waitress, really.  You order and pay at the till and then they bring you food and don't come back for drinks, etc.  As far as buffets, I haven't been to one in a very long time (I don't like Chinese food, which is 90% of the buffets I've seen), but I would likely tip 15-20% depending on the server.


I probably should have googled what Nando's is first, huh?

Looks good though, I hope they make it down into the PNW soon.
 
2013-01-09 02:41:15 PM

pute kisses like a man: meat0918: PrivateCaboose: 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?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?

i tip on pick-up. but, it's usually closer to 10%. the waiter still had to plate the meal, pack it up, and do other stuff.

on buffets? depends, was there any table service? if yes, i think a tip between 10-20% is appropriate, depending on the level of service. if no table service, and you bus your own table, no tip is necessary, unless it's a mom and pop place and it was really good and you feel like being nice.


I had to ask this question about a B&B - tipping outside of the restaurant realm is more difficult for me.  I never know when it's appropriate.  I think the basic rules someone told me were that if it is a B&B, the amount you're paying goes directly to the owners and you leave a small tip for the maid, like in a hotel.  I honestly didn't know that you were supposed to tip hotel maids until about a year ago.  I need like a cheat sheet of whom to tip.  But then I went to tip our apartment concierges and was told they don't accept tips.  ARGH! CONFUSING!
 
2013-01-09 02:41:19 PM

LeroyBourne: If this is real, this guy has to seriously understand that he can never go back, someone will recognize him and they will fark with him.


I'm imagining a TV show where people intentionally do stuff like this with tips, and plant hidden cameras to try to catch people messing with the food when the customer returns. At the end of the show they haul the person that messed with the food off to jail and everyone laughs about it over drinks.

I'd watch this show.
 
2013-01-09 02:41:34 PM

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


It looks like it took Microsoft Word.

And honestly, chutzpah? Leaving someone a nasty note so you can scram before they see it? That's the opposite of chutzpah.
 
2013-01-09 02:41:52 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.


Also, the word would be "Ensure", not "Insure"
 
2013-01-09 02:42:19 PM

meat0918: PrivateCaboose: meat0918: PrivateCaboose: 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?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?

I always do pickup - they don't deliver.  I think I usually tip around 10% at Nando's.  It's weirder when you sit and order - cuz you don't have a waitress, really.  You order and pay at the till and then they bring you food and don't come back for drinks, etc.  As far as buffets, I haven't been to one in a very long time (I don't like Chinese food, which is 90% of the buffets I've seen), but I would likely tip 15-20% depending on the server.

I probably should have googled what Nando's is first, huh?

Looks good though, I hope they make it down into the PNW soon.


We didn't have one until about 2 years ago.  But holy fark it's delicious.  The garlic mashed potatoes are to DIE for.  And they have a rewards card for when you buy meals.  Every other meal, I get something for free.
 
2013-01-09 02:42:27 PM
Round number in the 15-20% range unless things are good enough to give huge tip or bad enough to get none
 
2013-01-09 02:43:33 PM

codergirl42: tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]

Are you sure that's American currency? 20$ for a coca cola seems a bit steep.


Read the receipt. It's from a club in St. Tropez, so it's 20 Euro.

In 1998, Nikki Beach introduced the world to the ultimate beach club concept by combining the elements of dining, music, fashion, art and entertainment into one. Called the "Sexiest Place on Earth," by the London Observer and recently earning the coveted #1 spot on the Travel Channel's World's Sexiest Beach Bars list, Nikki Beach continues to make its mark in the hottest addresses and trendsetting locales worldwide. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury brand comprising of a Beach Club Division; a Nikki Beach Lifestyle Division (including an exclusive branding & clothing line, a music label and a VIP membership card program); a Global Sponsorships & Special Events Division and a Hotel, Resort & Spa Division.

Nikki Beach can now be experienced in ten cities, in eight different countries with more locations to come in the near future: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; St. Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain and pop-up locations in Cannes, France during the Cannes International Film Festival and in Canada during the Toronto International Film Festival. The Hotel, Resort & Spa division has a current location in Koh Samui, Thailand and over the next few years will be opening Nikki Beach Hotels, Resorts & Spas in Europe (Croatia, Cyprus and Greece) and in the Middle East & Africa (Qatar and Cape Verde).


If you're the kind of toff who regularly pays $150 for bottle service, this place is for you.
 
2013-01-09 02:43:33 PM
Just to make the math easier, I generally take %10, double it for %20, and estimate where the nearest dollar is to that. May be more than %20 or may be less than, but figuring the tip isn't worth the time to figure or pull out the phone to calculate.

Oh and obligatory
 
2013-01-09 02:43:37 PM

JFarker131: /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.


Fake story is fake.
 
2013-01-09 02:43:38 PM

Flakeloaf: 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".


pulsefeedz.com
 
2013-01-09 02:43:40 PM

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


They don't tip in France, except for maybe pocket change.  In fact, some servers will be insulted if you try.
 
2013-01-09 02:43:41 PM

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


Nikki Beach isn't in the US so not really relevant.
 
2013-01-09 02:43:43 PM

codergirl42: tinyarena: [img707.imageshack.us image 270x320]

Are you sure that's American currency? $20 for a coca cola seems a bit steep.


FTFY
 
2013-01-09 02:43:46 PM
I don't care what your socio-economic standing is, EVERYONE should be required to spend a good 6mo to a year in some sort of service industry. Hell, make it a class to be taken during senior year of high school. Maybe then we might be able to avoid this sort of douchebaggery.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:00 PM

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.


Note to self: Don't trust any average looking waitress named Jessica.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:03 PM

PrivateCaboose: Glancing Blow: My minimum tip is $3, even in the small restaurants where I eat breakfast for $7 - $11.
In larger restaurants I tip 15-20% rounded-up. For great - proactive - service I sometimes go to %30.

There have been rare occasions where a waiter/waitress has done a phenomenal job, and I've seen them disappointed by another table, that I have left exhorbitant tips.  No one who does a good job in the service industry should be treated poorly because people are assholes.  I have had plenty of people restore my faith in humanity over the years, so when I need to step up, I do.  But generally I tip 20% of whatever the total post-tax amount is.


My wife and I moved from New York to Oregon where there's no sales tax. She decided that our tips should be higher since we didn't have to pay tax anymore. Not wanting to engage her logic cells I said: wow, great idea, I love that about you.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:17 PM
I thought this was gonna be about a really cool tip.
i.imgur.com
Waitresses be knowin' me when I come up in the place. My soda is never more than a sip short from being full.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:20 PM

Lando Lincoln: 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.


Mine certainly never do, and I get freebies every now and then. I'd like to think it's because of my overt charm and incredible handsome-ness, but I'm pretty sure it's because I'm a reliable tipper and my drink orders are easy.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:22 PM

Felgraf: 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.


Waitress's are still not going to be impressed with you no matter how much you tip.
 
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