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2014-03-08 06:02:17 PM
10 votes:
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2014-03-08 08:32:44 PM
7 votes:

rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.
2014-03-08 08:20:13 PM
6 votes:

Sliding Carp: "I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?


Maybe because God only shells out for a horrible tasting cracker and a sip of cheap wine?
2014-03-08 08:52:18 PM
5 votes:

another cultural observer: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.


Sweet keep the 20, kids on both side of you, and you said hot water w no lemon and some spit.Btw I forgot to put in your order and probly won't put it in until the next 4 tables leave. I don't like your face and wish you would just leave. Oh from now on I am going to abide by one rule you gave me. I will not talk to you anymore.
2014-03-08 05:56:02 PM
5 votes:
"I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?
2014-03-09 12:56:58 AM
3 votes:
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2014-03-08 09:19:26 PM
3 votes:
I don't tip but I only eat 75% of my meal and leave the remaining 25% for the service staff. In a nice restaurant that means a nice bit of an expensive good-quality meal.
2014-03-08 09:09:46 PM
3 votes:

Hypergreatthing: somemoron: Hypergreatthing: if you don't want low wages, don't accept a position that pays you below min wage.

That's... GENIUS!  You should write a book so that people in depressed areas with no other jobs can go get one and stop being poor!  Truly, a visionary, you is.

Tell ya what.  If someone told me to work for free (or practically free) and every now and then if i do a good job i could get some money, i would flat out refuse them.

Somehow waiters/waitresses only work in depressed areas?

McDonalds pays min wage, so does walmart.  If people want to get a waiter/waitress job just because they *can* make a lot of money if they get good tips, that's called gambling.  You sometimes win and you sometimes lose.  Don't get all angry with someone because they're not generous.  If 20% tips are required, then put it on the bill otherwise don't complain.  No one is entitled to receive a person's charity regardless of what boo-hoo reasons this exists to begin with.


Sounds like you should invest in a sack of charcoal briquettes and shove 'em up your ass because it's so tight you'd have a fortune in diamonds in a week.
2014-03-08 08:50:43 PM
3 votes:

30yrs2l8: The expectation for 20% tips is out of control. Taking the family out to a normal dinner at a sit down place runs $50 to $60. The waitress, even if very nice and helpful will spend all of 10 minutes with us thru the whole visit. How is 10 minutes worth $10 to $12? That is a pay rate of around $60 an hour. I have a really decent job and don't make half of that. People have completely lost sight of the fact that any job has a certain value to it and not more no matter how much you think you are entitled to.


Maybe you should wait tables then and make those sweet tips. And if you ain't got no money take your broke ass home.
2014-03-08 08:22:35 PM
3 votes:

NFA: So Christians think of tithing is "tipping" god?


Well, he did create their entire universe. I think that's warrants 10%.
2014-03-08 08:31:25 PM
2 votes:
I think we should force Christians to read the Bible before they are allowed to get a driver's license or something.
2014-03-08 08:30:17 PM
2 votes:
Oblig:

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2014-03-08 08:29:22 PM
2 votes:

Hypergreatthing: if you don't want low wages, don't accept a position that pays you below min wage.


That's... GENIUS!  You should write a book so that people in depressed areas with no other jobs can go get one and stop being poor!  Truly, a visionary, you is.

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


And that.  How about just giving people living wages.  Not making millionaires or anything, just something better than 'supplement your income here with food stamps'.  Frankly, it's enlightened self-interest.  Better pay gets you better attitude, better attitude gets you better performance.
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-03-08 08:07:09 PM
2 votes:
So Christians think of tithing is "tipping" god?
2014-03-09 04:59:52 PM
1 votes:
TIPS = To insure prompt service  WRONG!
TYPS = Thank you for prompt service (Right!)

A tips you would give when you sat down... to insure prompt service... which would not be guaranteed.

A typs you give to say "Thank You" for great service, which you don't get if you sucked at your job.
2014-03-09 07:00:56 AM
1 votes:
If you think you're entitled to some overinflated tip scale simply because you chose to be a waiter/waitress, you really need to reflect on where your life went wrong.

Don't like relying on tips?  Get a different job.

/ worked at Chi-Chi's for 4 months and moved on. Maybe you should too.
2014-03-09 12:59:23 AM
1 votes:

Sliding Carp: "I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?


I doubt she gives God 10%. More likely she gives to a shady middleman,  or to herself, being one of those middlemen and all. Me, I have an agreement directly with God; anything he needs, 10%, 20%, 100% or whatever, he can magic out of my bank account whenever he likes. So far he's been really cool and hasn't needed one penny.
2014-03-08 11:57:07 PM
1 votes:

farking_texan: another cultural observer: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.

I wouldn't say a word to you.  I would go to the manager and tell him or her that you have already been openly hostile to me and I refuse to serve you.  The manager, being someone that I work with on a daily basis and have a good working relationship with, would agree with me and then would ask you to repeat what you said to me.  After hearing your asshole rant, he or she would ask you to leave the restaurant.

"you are not to speak to me" who the FARK do you think you are?  Stay home in your castle, King Socializer.


I assumed this was farce - $35 for two - with an up-front $20 tip?
afterwards do we fill the good crystal with Thunderbird and toast our penny-stock performance?
2014-03-08 10:57:12 PM
1 votes:

mudmin: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 402x337]

God and Tipping. If we could work cyclists into the discussion we'd have a trifecta of hate.


I know another way

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2014-03-08 10:40:41 PM
1 votes:
Just the tip?
2014-03-08 10:21:16 PM
1 votes:

He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars


What? You think this is Europe? Next you'll be demanding that the food be edible!
2014-03-08 10:06:34 PM
1 votes:

superdude72: your lowly status in society means you can't be trusted with cash."


They'll probably sell the card for half of its face value anyway, so you may as well send cash.
2014-03-08 09:53:11 PM
1 votes:
i believe in over tipping.

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knowing that most wait staff make less than a living wage with their hourly rate, it is only right to tip.

if you can't afford to tip, or are too cheap to tip, you can get a box of mac and cheese for a buck at the grocery store.
take your cheap ass home you farking losers.
2014-03-08 09:49:35 PM
1 votes:

Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?


Short answer: Pressure from the National Restaurant Association who are as reprehensible a bunch of venal skin-flinted nubianrdly rat bastards as were ever conceived by anal sex.
2014-03-08 09:44:52 PM
1 votes:

DemonEater: gadian: If servers don't make minimum wage through tips, the employer has to pay the full federal mandated minimum wage.  No questions, they have to pay.  So, if no one ever tipped any server, the server would make as much as the guy at McDonald's.  Now, servers do work harder than the guy at the McDonald's, usually, but let's not pretend that they are only making $2 an hour.  Many servers are only worth minimum wage so the exception that a tip is required in every seating is BS.

Yup, that's the law.

Talk to servers who've actually tried it, though.  See how many of them got grilled about why they didn't make enough tips, got moved to shiatty shifts, got their hours cut, got let go...


I'll never forget the manager's reaction when my friends and I covered our entire table in change, most of it quarters with eyes and a mouth in pennies, for our favorite waitress since we were all going off to college.  He offered her $5 for it so she wouldn't have to 'deal with it'.  I'm not saying we would have taken it back had she accepted, but thankfully we didn't have to since she wasn't an idiot.  That kind of a jerk move surprised us quite a bit though.
2014-03-08 09:39:39 PM
1 votes:
No one? Ok...
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2014-03-08 09:14:26 PM
1 votes:

Nhojwolfe: another cultural observer: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

[img.fark.net image 576x835]

Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.

Sweet keep the 20, kids on both side of you, and you said hot water w no lemon and some spit.Btw I forgot to put in your order and probly won't put it in until the next 4 tables leave. I don't like your face and wish you would just leave. Oh from now on I am going to abide by one rule you gave me. I will not talk to you anymore.


Pretty much. No refills, poor service, delayed orders, wrong sides, extra loud kids, dismissive of your choices ("Oh don't say that sir, I can tell you would like to see the desert menu" to a fat guy), and just general incompetence all at the cost of $20. As a former server, that's a farking bargain.

No health code violations, because those have consequences. But all kinds of passive-aggressive horsecrap would be worth it for that price.
2014-03-08 09:00:16 PM
1 votes:

He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars


But since that will never happen, just go ahead and tip, you cheap sack of crap.
2014-03-08 08:59:22 PM
1 votes:

another cultural observer: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

[img.fark.net image 576x835]

Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.


Except that:
a) Nobody is motivated by "working for" an arsehole.
b) With your attitude and generally unreasonable demands, you're still  grossly undertipping.

/Not a waiter
//appreciates a good waiter
2014-03-08 08:51:20 PM
1 votes:

another cultural observer: Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.



I'm fairly tall and will hold a ten dollar bill over a servers head and let them keep it if they've got the vertical to reach it within three tries.  It's good fun for my guests and (Im guessing) the staff as well.

If they did a good job they get 10% too, so the $10.00 is pure bonus.
2014-03-08 08:47:08 PM
1 votes:

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


Extra cheese on cheese sticks!? Go on!!
2014-03-08 08:42:20 PM
1 votes:

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


You're eating at the wrong restaurant hon.
2014-03-08 08:39:52 PM
1 votes:

He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars


Should they cut your food up for you too?
2014-03-08 08:29:48 PM
1 votes:
Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars
2014-03-08 08:29:24 PM
1 votes:
proper 20% minimum

Subby sounds poor and cheap.  The  proper minimum now is $30 or 30%, whichever is greater.  If you can't afford it, best stay home and eat Ramen.
2014-03-08 08:26:37 PM
1 votes:
"I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Well, for starters, god doesn't pay taxes, and has a helluva lot more people tipping despite the shiatty service or lack thereof
 
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