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2013-01-09 04:09:41 PM

halfof33: Sorry, I am in a bit of a rush, as it is my anniversary and I'm taking the wife out tonight to a fancy dinner so I really need a fast answer.


Its not that long. Just use a word processor, and type it out verbatim, and print in Comic Sans font.


It'll leave the correct impression.
 
2013-01-09 04:10:59 PM

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

$10 for a coke?! Did it come in an aquarium?

No, it comes on a stippers ass like coke normaly does.
An aquarium of coke (known as a 'Belushi Special') is really only avaliable on major holidays, as it rather expensive to prepare and keep in stock.


haha then it's a good deal!
 
2013-01-09 04:11:23 PM

PrivateCaboose: thecpt: Lollipop165: From what I understand, minimum wage for a bartender is actually LOWER than minimun wage for a fast food worker because of tips. So, you tip the bartender.

When paying cash, is a dollar every beer fair? Like seriously, they fill my beer for about 12 seconds and i'm not seeking advice or anything.

bartenders often carry attitude and I have no clue why. I carry money and I'm not a cute girl so I already paid the cover. I get tight with tips in those situations.

/I tip regularly everywhere else

A dollar a drink is the reasonable norm.  For me, it depends on whether I have cash or open a tab.  In DC, most beers are $6 or $7 (yes, yes, I know, it's crazy).  If I pay cash, it's a buck a beer.  If I open a tab, it's 20% on the total unless the bartender was an asshole who ignored me (happens from time to time).  It's just more convenient to leave a dollar than to fiddle with coins.  If a drink ends up costing $6.50 or something, I leave a dollar and the change.


Back about 10 years ago when I went to club/bars my strategy was to carry a variety of smaller bills and "tip the change" ($3.50 shooter or drink special? pay with a five. $8 for a couple drinks or a "rail" drink? give him the ten. a twenty for anything over $14-15 etc)  I found that this strategy kept me not only VERY promptly served even when there was a crowd around the bar, but made me the recipient of stronger drinks and many, many, free drinks
 
2013-01-09 04:11:23 PM
I am also loving the 'biatch wore a short tip and asked for it" comments.

/Let's just call it what it is.
//Food rapist.
 
2013-01-09 04:11:31 PM

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

$10 for a coke?! Did it come in an aquarium?

In Rome near the pantheon you will pay just shy of 10 bucks for a can of coke.

If I'm paying more than a couple bucks for a beverage it better have alcohol in it.


VINCENT: You don't put bourbon in it or anything?

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2013-01-09 04:11:59 PM

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

$10 for a coke?! Did it come in an aquarium?

No, it comes on a stippers ass like coke normaly does.
An aquarium of coke (known as a 'Belushi Special') is really only avaliable on major holidays, as it rather expensive to prepare and keep in stock.

haha then it's a good deal!


Belushi once staged an intervention for Carrie Fischer and HER coke habit.

/TMYK
 
2013-01-09 04:13:45 PM

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

It sounds like made-up bullsh*t.

Ya... I agree.  This is fake.


THIS or THIT
 
2013-01-09 04:13:48 PM
You know what is really sad about these assholes? They don't even realize they are still not paying their "fair share" of taxes. Nobody in the United States is paying their "fair share" of taxes and you won't be until there is no deficit.

It does not matter if we get to where tax revenue covers government expenditures through reduction in spending or increasing of taxes. Until that equilibrium is achieved all of us are not paying our "fair share". Not when the government has to borrow over a trillion dollars a year to cover expenditures.
 
2013-01-09 04:18:00 PM
Yeah guy in the article's a dick.

But about tipping: Anyone else get annoyed when a carry out place has a place on the credit card receipt for a tip? I order at the counter, pay, take the food home. Where does a tip come into play here?
 
2013-01-09 04:18:11 PM

fredklein: [ohlookitsthisthreadagain.jpg]

Tipping is a scam. It is a scam on the employees and on the customers. The only one who makes out is the business owner. Lets use the example of a waiter :

The Waiter gets scammed- they have no real base wage, no way to know how much money they will make any given week. They may get a lot of good tables, and make $1000, or they may get a lot of bad tables and make $100. With their income being so variable, they have no way to plan expenses. Also, the waiter thinks they can under-report their tips to the IRS and keep more money, but the IRS ain't stupid.

The Customer gets scammed- they see low food prices and order a meal, only to be expected to pay far above and beyond the posted price. If they refuse to pay extra, there is the threat (actually voiced by many waiters on Fark threads such as this one!) that the waiter will tamper with their food, or at the very least provide poor service.

The restaurant owner, on the other hand,
-gets to pay his waiters shiat wages (= more money in his pocket)
-gets to offload any personnel problems onto the customers ('I don't have to discipline the waiters, the customers will just not tip the bad ones')
-gets to hire fewer waiters, and spin this as 'an opportunity to earn more tips' (= more money in his pocket)
-Gets to advertise lower prices (because he has low payroll), thus increasing business (= more money in his pocket) and making the waiters work harder (more ''opportunity ')


The solution is simple- eliminate tipping and pay waiters a fair wage. (What that fair wage would be depends on circumstances, just like any other job- you pay enough to get the people you need.)


I'm familiar with this movie scene.  Seriously though, I am a generous tipper but tipping is a scam.  It should be eliminated as follows:

1) bill should include automatic gratuity (15% or whatever).  The point is that the customer pays it and it goes to the waiter
2) after many years, start including the gratuity cost in the menu prices themselves
3) more dignified/higher wages servers and servers provide good service out of a sense of pride instead of trying to weasel for more tips
4) you can still provide tips for exception service to the restaurant manager at the end of a large function independent of any type of percentage of the tab
 
2013-01-09 04:19:03 PM

Minus 1 Charisma: Bad service = 10% of the bill - You can find this by moving the decimal point one digit to the left on your bill. For example if your bill is $20.00 and the server sucked (not the kitchen mind you but the server) then tip $2. No, it;s not the servers fault that your steak was cooked incorrectly you miserably stupid idiot so you needn't punish them for it by tipping them poorly.


Why on earth should anyone ever pay for bad service? Would you pay full price for a bad haircut? This is the problem with some servers, they think that they are entitled to a tip no matter what they do or how little attention they give to their customers. Sorry, a tip should be an incentive for the server to pay attention to their customers. I've had great service and I've had really, really bad service. If a steak is cooked incorrectly then that's why the server should be checking on the table a few minutes after the food is served to make sure that everything is ok and to fix the problem if it isn't, that is good service. If you have to call them over to fix it then it's not "Good service" but it is the fault of the server for not being on their toes and attending to their customers needs.
 
2013-01-09 04:19:04 PM

PrivateCaboose: scubamage: meat0918: 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.

Pay with cash, change goes in jar. It's not that farking hard. I do this when I pick up my red eye every morning, and the barristas know me by name, and usually have my redeye waiting for me as soon as they see me coming. Good service begets tipping begets better service.

I don't carry cash on me, and on the rare occasion I DO get coffee out, it is a black drip coffee.  I don't really see a need to tip on that - it is almost no work.


"Almost no work" != "no work."
It's almost no work for you to make it yourself and put it in a thermos, and cheaper. If you're doing it daily, I really think you should give something. If it's a one off situation, i understand (I usually pay myself an allowance weekly, so I always have cash on hand).
 
2013-01-09 04:21:11 PM
Yeah, he should have just written "I'm a cheap asshole."

Same message, fewer words.
 
2013-01-09 04:22:24 PM

NateAsbestos: Yeah guy in the article's a dick.

But about tipping: Anyone else get annoyed when a carry out place has a place on the credit card receipt for a tip? I order at the counter, pay, take the food home. Where does a tip come into play here?


Our local frogurt shop has a tip jar AND a line on the receipt for a tip. And it's a self-serve place. Yeah.... not tipping you, sorry.
 
2013-01-09 04:23:33 PM

Xcott: Carn: My rule is a dollar per beer unless the beers start going over $5, in which case revert to normal percentages. But if the beers are that pricey most of the time I run a tab. Easier to do the math once.

My rule for beer is to tip generously based on Binghamton prices. If someone wants to charge me $10 for a glass of beer, I'm not going to give them extra gratuity for the privilege of being boned. You're getting the same spare change as you would if my beer was $4.

I'd consider that a dick move if I tipped that way for food, but as many people already observed, serving a beer is not like serving food.


Well you also have to figure in whether the bar is crowded or not. If you are a good tipper and you lay down a nice tip up front, you're gonna get those pricey beers faster than the other poor bastards at that bar.
 
2013-01-09 04:24:02 PM

scubamage: I usually pay myself an allowance weekly, so I always have cash on hand


That's either brilliant budgeting, or the weirdest farking thing I've ever heard.

Anyways, I feel guilty saying it but that's how I see bartenders who serve me. They literally lift one tap handle (exclusively beer when at a bar) for a couple seconds and turn around. Upthread it was confirmed that I tip the fair amount, but I feel the need to state how dumb it is. Yes I know their base salary depends on them getting tips (which is FARKED to begin with), so I just shut up and pay.

Do baristas have a reduced base salary? If not, then I wouldn't tip really.

/don't worry. I never buy coffee anyways so I'm not dicking anyone over to begin with.
 
2013-01-09 04:24:22 PM

PrivateCaboose: Carn: But if you are paying that much for a beer, you hope it's a place like RFD where you can get something nice and not 930 club where it's now like $7 for a Yuengling.

Yeah it depends on where you go.  I don't go out too much anymore (no time with school and trying to save all my moneys), but when I do, it's usually for a rugby match at Fado - $6 gets me a Smithwick's.  I am ok with that.


Yeah that's not bad.
 
2013-01-09 04:24:35 PM

Endive Wombat: But yeah, with any establishment  from restaurants to retail, to car sales, etc ...there are bad apples in the bunch


Except for when that establishment is a school. Their employees are all perfect little angels.
 
2013-01-09 04:26:45 PM
Tipping became something that was a "reward" for excellent service (which is exactly what a tip should be) to something now where cynically I say, "Why should it be mandated (culturally or otherwise) and I have to donate to this person just to cover The Darden Groups' lousy compensation? (P.S. Darden owns RedLobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, amongst other restaurant brands).

Seriously one could view a tip as nothing but the restaurant industry bilking customers out of more dollars via their own practice of not paying a living wage. Other means the company screws both employees and customers alike include the recent cut of many entry-level positions to lower hours to LE 28 hours per week, the barrier which dictates whether the business has to give employees health insurance.

Lastly, when is putting X% extra on the tab, due to the company's unwillingness to pay health benefits a "tip" issue? The mandatory X% is certainly not a gratuity! And to imply it is constitutes a black lie.

So do we quit tipping because we're basically propping up a company's screwing of its own workforce? I could see the reduction in employee hours/pay may actually cause a REDUCTION in tipping as customers are "demanded" to "tip" increasingly and simply....rebel. People might get fed up as the "tip culture" gets more onerous on customers...and only pay "mandatory tips"...and the same consumers will then start to choose restaurants with the lowest "mandatory tip". So more businesses may actually go bankrupt by increasing their "tip fees" and chasing customers to churn in buckets.

Just an opinion.
 
2013-01-09 04:26:52 PM

scubamage: PrivateCaboose: scubamage: meat0918: 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.

Pay with cash, change goes in jar. It's not that farking hard. I do this when I pick up my red eye every morning, and the barristas know me by name, and usually have my redeye waiting for me as soon as they see me coming. Good service begets tipping begets better service.

I don't carry cash on me, and on the rare occasion I DO get coffee out, it is a black drip coffee.  I don't really see a need to tip on that - it is almost no work.

"Almost no work" != "no work."
It's almost no work for you to make it yourself and put it in a thermos, and cheaper. If you're doing it daily, I really think you should give something. If it's a one off situation, i understand (I usually pay myself an allowance weekly, so I always have cash on hand).


How is that different than the guy that gets me my McDonald's burger?  I am paying for the convenience of them getting me the coffee in the price of the coffee.  They are not making server wage.  I am not ordering something complicated.  I am not a regular attempting to get above and beyond service.  Most of the time, Starbucks employees are nothing more than basically civil.  There are occasions where I tip them, but every time I get a basic coffee?  C'mon.
 
2013-01-09 04:27:39 PM

thecpt: scubamage: I usually pay myself an allowance weekly, so I always have cash on hand

That's either brilliant budgeting, or the weirdest farking thing I've ever heard.

.


Not that weird. My wife and I both 'pay' ourselves allowances every week. Covers everything not in our standard budget. I don't generally spend all of mine. And THAT covers for when my wife overspends.
 
2013-01-09 04:29:34 PM

DS1970: Tipping became something that was a "reward" for excellent service (which is exactly what a tip should be) to something now where cynically I say, "Why should it be mandated (culturally or otherwise) and I have to donate to this person just to cover The Darden Groups' lousy compensation? (P.S. Darden owns RedLobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, amongst other restaurant brands).

Seriously one could view a tip as nothing but the restaurant industry bilking customers out of more dollars via their own practice of not paying a living wage. Other means the company screws both employees and customers alike include the recent cut of many entry-level positions to lower hours to LE 28 hours per week, the barrier which dictates whether the business has to give employees health insurance.

Lastly, when is putting X% extra on the tab, due to the company's unwillingness to pay health benefits a "tip" issue? The mandatory X% is certainly not a gratuity! And to imply it is constitutes a black lie.

So do we quit tipping because we're basically propping up a company's screwing of its own workforce? I could see the reduction in employee hours/pay may actually cause a REDUCTION in tipping as customers are "demanded" to "tip" increasingly and simply....rebel. People might get fed up as the "tip culture" gets more onerous on customers...and only pay "mandatory tips"...and the same consumers will then start to choose restaurants with the lowest "mandatory tip". So more businesses may actually go bankrupt by increasing their "tip fees" and chasing customers to churn in buckets.

Just an opinion.


It isn't just the restaurants - it is institutionalized in the difference between "server wage" and "minimum wage."  If you want it changed, write your Congressman or your state officials, and VOTE to change it.  But don't just say "well the restaurants are the assholes" when it is sanctioned by the state and federal government.
 
2013-01-09 04:30:20 PM
If I owned a restaurant, I would have a strict "no tipping" policy. I wouldn't have waiters or waitresses. Or Equipment. Or food. I would give you a bill though.

Ah yes. It would be awesome.
 
2013-01-09 04:30:55 PM
Meh wife and I came into some cash a while ago and we went to a local restaurant and tipped the waitress a c-note on a 40 dollar meal. It wasn't till she came to thank us that we found out she had wrecked her car that night on the way to work. She cried, My wife cried etc etc. I will tell you what though we go to that restaurant and that waitress ensures she takes care of us, we get the same awesome service and she refuses to take over a 20% tip. You really shouldn't be a douche no matter what your politics are. You might just make someones day.
 
2013-01-09 04:31:01 PM

robohobo: thecpt: scubamage: I usually pay myself an allowance weekly, so I always have cash on hand

That's either brilliant budgeting, or the weirdest farking thing I've ever heard.

.

Not that weird. My wife and I both 'pay' ourselves allowances every week. Covers everything not in our standard budget. I don't generally spend all of mine. And THAT covers for when my wife overspends.


Mine is the envelope system - $50 a week for food (groceries and the like), $50 for entertainment, $25 in overflow money.  I just do it all digitally because I get sick Amazon points on my credit card - I love racking up free Amazon cash on stuff I already buy.
 
2013-01-09 04:32:47 PM
fark it. food is supposed to free in america now.
 
2013-01-09 04:35:08 PM
PrivateCaboose
I usually get hard liquor at the 930
it keeps me from having to hit the jon too much
and a good tip will keep them faily undiluted
 
2013-01-09 04:38:14 PM

PrivateCaboose: Mine is the envelope system - $50 a week for food (groceries and the like), $50 for entertainment, $25 in overflow money.  I just do it all digitally because I get sick Amazon points on my credit card - I love racking up free Amazon cash on stuff I already buy.


I don't understand people who don't do it digitally. No check book balancing and cash back rewards w00t!

But for some reason my mind pictured the ceremony of an allowance. Like "hey me, can I haz allowance?" "did you do your chores?"
":)"
 
2013-01-09 04:42:30 PM

thecpt: PrivateCaboose: Mine is the envelope system - $50 a week for food (groceries and the like), $50 for entertainment, $25 in overflow money.  I just do it all digitally because I get sick Amazon points on my credit card - I love racking up free Amazon cash on stuff I already buy.

I don't understand people who don't do it digitally. No check book balancing and cash back rewards w00t!

But for some reason my mind pictured the ceremony of an allowance. Like "hey me, can I haz allowance?" "did you do your chores?"
":)"


Sometimes I ask myself (not out loud) if I can buy something I will wind up needing that is available/a good price.  I am moving in April and then again in September, and will need more furnishings/nicer furnishings.  I am slowly buying them now, above and beyond my budget (I budget way less than I make - not racking up debt) as they present themselves.  I am annoyed though, because there was a bar cart I wanted that was in stock after I had purchased a dining set off Craigslist and a bookcase/shelf set off of Wayfair, and I made myself wait because that seemed like too much money all at once.  Now it's out of stock :(
 
2013-01-09 04:43:26 PM

Carn: If you are a good tipper and you lay down a nice tip up front, you're gonna get those pricey beers faster than the other poor bastards at that bar.


I wold prefer to go somewhere where you don't need to bribe the employees to do their jobs.

But that's just me.
 
2013-01-09 04:44:18 PM

Radioactive Ass: Why on earth should anyone ever pay for bad service?


Know how I know you've never worked in a restaurant?

I think tipping is weird. I don't know how eating out ever evolved into a server making their almost exclusively from tips but that's the way it is. You pay full price for virtually every other good or service regardless of the "service". When you get an oil change do you refuse to pay if it takes too long?
The fact is, that everyone has a crummy day at work sometimes. You should still tip 10% even if the service is bad because that's all they make, and that's just what you do. Even if you HATE your server. If they were the worst server ever I still don't think it justifies making them work for you for free.

You and I still get paid if we have a bad day at work, and I assure you, EVERYONE has bad days at work. this doesn't even take into account the things that people don't even consider that are completely out of a server's control like your boss saying "Amanda called in sick, so instead of having a 4 table section, tonight you have 8 tables." "8 tables?! I'll be way too insanely busy." "Well, too bad. Figure it out. Let me know if you want me to comp a dessert or something."

Furthemore, if a server is actually offering poor service on a consistent basis and it's not just a "bad day" then it catches up with them REALLY fast and they won't be serving for long, I assure you.
 
2013-01-09 04:52:23 PM

Raharu: This ones better.

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To bad the guy who made this can't spell atheist correctly.
 
2013-01-09 04:54:38 PM

fredklein: Carn: If you are a good tipper and you lay down a nice tip up front, you're gonna get those pricey beers faster than the other poor bastards at that bar.

I wold prefer to go somewhere where you don't need to bribe the employees to do their jobs.

But that's just me.


In other words, they are servants who should serve you and be quick about it! And if you fart in their general direction they should count themselves lucky that you hadn't recently indulged in rare cheeses!
 
2013-01-09 05:00:01 PM

allchiefedup: Raharu: This ones better.

[img198.imageshack.us image 310x800]

To bad the guy who made this can't spell atheist correctly.


Too bad I used the wrong to in my Boobies. ugh.
 
2013-01-09 05:01:40 PM

Wayne 985: 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 image 480x360]


lulz
 
2013-01-09 05:02:12 PM
As long as we're in a tipping thread I just thought I'd mention my second-hand tipping-related CSB...

When Johnny Depp was in a nearby town to where I live filming scenes for "Public Enemies" he went out to eat at a local restaurant in which a girl I know worked a bartender. She said he was super-nice to everyone, signed autographs and even took pics w anyone that asked.

Oh and he tipped his waitress $4,000 on a ~$100 tab.

What a swell guy.
 
2013-01-09 05:02:34 PM

PrivateCaboose: Sometimes I ask myself (not out loud) if I can buy something I will wind up needing that is available/a good price.  I am moving in April and then again in September, and will need more furnishings/nicer furnishings.  I am slowly buying them now, above and beyond my budget (I budget way less than I make - not racking up debt) as they present themselves.  I am annoyed though, because there was a bar cart I wanted that was in stock after I had purchased a dining set off Craigslist and a bookcase/shelf set off of Wayfair, and I made myself wait because that seemed like too much money all at once.  Now it's out of stock :(


My approach is what I call the mode approach. Two modes: spending and saving. In spending mode I figure out what I have needed or desired and go out and get/do it. This mode is roughly three times a year for maybe 3 total weeks. The rest of the time i'm in saving mode when I simply don't think about buying anything outside of the norm (like groceries, beer, the occasional movie, beer).

Works pretty well for me, and creates awesome rainy day funds. However, moving is always more expensive than I plan for. Good luck with doing that twice this year. Movers are never worth it!
 
2013-01-09 05:06:14 PM

Carn: In other words, they are servants who should serve you and be quick about it!


No- they are not "servants"- they are employees. And their employer, in the interest of getting and keeping customers, wants them to do their job. Which, in this case, means serving me and being quick about it.
 
2013-01-09 05:08:18 PM

fredklein: Carn: In other words, they are servants who should serve you and be quick about it!

No- they are not "servants"- they are employees. And their employer, in the interest of getting and keeping customers, wants them to do their job. Which, in this case, means serving me and being quick about it.


Unless there happen to be other customers who are better tippers, and therefore better customers. If you're known to be a bad tipper, that's the price you pay. If somebody comes in who they know is a good tipper, you're going to the back of the line for service.
 
2013-01-09 05:09:13 PM

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

This is always overstated.  The truth is that Americans tip slightly better than Canadians on average.  Studies support this (British and Japanese tourists are also very good).  Canadian waitresses get a slightly higher base salary than American servers.  Also, the type tourists you get travelling to Florida/Orlando are not typical of the majority of Canadian travelers and they skew the stats unfairly (make us look bad).

/generous Canadian tipper

Where do the majority of Canadian travelers visit, when they come down to the States? Not including border areas. I would imagine the left coast and NYC.

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It's like the gift that keeps on giving. I reckon I filled the boat with that one. And I wasn't even trying.
 
2013-01-09 05:10:17 PM

fredklein: Carn: In other words, they are servants who should serve you and be quick about it!

No- they are not "servants"- they are employees. And their employer, in the interest of getting and keeping customers, wants them to do their job. Which, in this case, means serving me and being quick about it.


Well, yes. But generally it is also understood that they are paid a shiat wage but if they work hard, their customers will reward that effort. Not look down their noses at them and treat them as sub-humans. If you don't tip at a bar, you shouldn't be at a bar. Go buy a sixer and stay home.
 
2013-01-09 05:10:29 PM

thecpt: PrivateCaboose: Sometimes I ask myself (not out loud) if I can buy something I will wind up needing that is available/a good price.  I am moving in April and then again in September, and will need more furnishings/nicer furnishings.  I am slowly buying them now, above and beyond my budget (I budget way less than I make - not racking up debt) as they present themselves.  I am annoyed though, because there was a bar cart I wanted that was in stock after I had purchased a dining set off Craigslist and a bookcase/shelf set off of Wayfair, and I made myself wait because that seemed like too much money all at once.  Now it's out of stock :(

My approach is what I call the mode approach. Two modes: spending and saving. In spending mode I figure out what I have needed or desired and go out and get/do it. This mode is roughly three times a year for maybe 3 total weeks. The rest of the time i'm in saving mode when I simply don't think about buying anything outside of the norm (like groceries, beer, the occasional movie, beer).

Works pretty well for me, and creates awesome rainy day funds. However, moving is always more expensive than I plan for. Good luck with doing that twice this year. Movers are never worth it!


Even while spending and purchasing furniture, I still have plenty to save this month.  And I have never hired movers.  My parents are amazing and have always offered to come help me move.
 
2013-01-09 05:13:15 PM

fredklein: Carn: In other words, they are servants who should serve you and be quick about it!

No- they are not "servants"- they are employees. And their employer, in the interest of getting and keeping customers, wants them to do their job. Which, in this case, means serving me and being quick about it.


The part I think you're overlooking is that he didn't say shiatty tippers wouldn't get served, he said they wouldn't get served as fast at a full bar with other nicer tippers. This is human nature, I don't know why you would expect employees to sprint around for some cheapskate out of obligation to an employer that pays them chicken scratch when someone else is giving them $2 a glass.

I don't have anything against saying "get a better job" either, but SOMEONE is gonna be behind that bar. Tell the owner of the bar to pay the employees better if you don't want to tip them to serve you faster, and he will if he's truly about getting and keeping customers as you suggest. If, instead, 90% of customers just pay the tip and you're the minority, you might need to adjust your irritation.

Or don't go to bars I spose.
 
2013-01-09 05:13:35 PM

natas6.0: PrivateCaboose
I usually get hard liquor at the 930
it keeps me from having to hit the jon too much
and a good tip will keep them faily undiluted


Ugh, you just reminded me of the pisser in the old 9:30. Down that dark dank stairway. Of course, at times actually going down the stairs to piss was optional, judging by the smell and slipperyness of the stairwell...
 
2013-01-09 05:15:57 PM

PrivateCaboose: Even while spending and purchasing furniture, I still have plenty to save this month.  And I have never hired movers.  My parents are amazing and have always offered to come help me move.


Nice.
I did movers once. They biatched about everything, and they were just moving select heavy furniture (bed, tables, couch kind of stuff). Sounds like you're good to go though. Sorry about the bar cart.
 
2013-01-09 05:16:19 PM

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

This is always overstated.  The truth is that Americans tip slightly better than Canadians on average.  Studies support this (British and Japanese tourists are also very good).  Canadian waitresses get a slightly higher base salary than American servers.  Also, the type tourists you get travelling to Florida/Orlando are not typical of the majority of Canadian travelers and they skew the stats unfairly (make us look bad).

/generous Canadian tipper

Where do the majority of Canadian travelers visit, when they come down to the States? Not including border areas. I would imagine the left coast and NYC.
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It's like the gift that keeps on giving. I reckon I filled the boat with that one. And I wasn't even trying.


Yes. Because racial profiling is hilarious. Canadians also like their steak cooked well done, they always want a straw, and they always order the sweetest drink on the list. Any other tired stereotypes you want to list?
 
2013-01-09 05:16:26 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, he should have just written "I'm a cheap asshole."

Same message, fewer words.


It should read, "I'm a cheap asshole that listens to way too much talk radio."
 
2013-01-09 05:18:53 PM

brantgoose: Speaking of tipping, have you seen the latest Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon?

Joe Biden is an awesome tipper.

Look here:  Tom

Is Tom the Dancing Bug the same person as Tom Toles or Tom Tomorrow? I get those guys confused quite a lot.


live.drjays.com
 
2013-01-09 05:19:19 PM
What a farking asshole. Anyone who would do something like this is an asshole in other areas of their life, and they usually get bitten in the ass at some point. I hope Mr. Righteous loses everything and has to take a job where he relies on the kindness of strangers to tip well so he can pay rent that month.
 
2013-01-09 05:19:25 PM

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

This is always overstated.  The truth is that Americans tip slightly better than Canadians on average.  Studies support this (British and Japanese tourists are also very good).  Canadian waitresses get a slightly higher base salary than American servers.  Also, the type tourists you get travelling to Florida/Orlando are not typical of the majority of Canadian travelers and they skew the stats unfairly (make us look bad).

/generous Canadian tipper

Where do the majority of Canadian travelers visit, when they come down to the States? Not including border areas. I would imagine the left coast and NYC.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x181]
It's like the gift that keeps on giving. I reckon I filled the boat with that one. And I wasn't even trying.

Yes. Because racial profiling is hilarious. Canadians also like their steak cooked well done, they always want a straw, and they always order the sweetest drink on the list. Any other tired stereotypes you want to list?


Given how much stereotyping of Americans occurs on Fark and, oh, EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, I don't know why this surprises you.
 
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