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(Jezebel)   Why the American tipping culture sucks and what can be done about it. Ohhh, look...a tipping thread   (kitchenette.jezebel.com ) divider line
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2014-07-22 01:56:40 PM  
Service compris
 
2014-07-22 01:58:57 PM  
I was hoping to get some advice, like "tip 20%", but instead was re-introduced to the fact that republicans and america sucks....a surprisingly good tip.
 
2014-07-22 02:01:50 PM  
twilight.ponychan.net
 
2014-07-22 02:05:01 PM  
static.comicvine.com
 
2014-07-22 02:07:43 PM  
Look, it took a g'damn war for them to ditch slavery! Now you want them to pay their minions a living wage?
 
2014-07-22 02:12:07 PM  
So, have we reached a tipping point here?
 
2014-07-22 02:19:37 PM  
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2014-07-22 02:21:04 PM  

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Tipping & Jezebel.

INSTAGREEN
 
2014-07-22 02:28:41 PM  
Cool tipping story bro:

I was in Prague a couple of month ago, and before I left, and researched the tipping culture, and learned that 10% is the norm, and you don't have to go above that.

One night I was at an absinthe bar, and an additional 10% was added to my check.  I had no problem with this, especially since the bartender had put on an awesome pyro show at my table.  But I asked just to make sure.

The poor guy was extremely apologetic....like he had knocked up my sister.

/Wondered how many times tourists from other countries gave him a hard time for that.
 
2014-07-22 02:32:36 PM  

The_Sponge: Cool tipping story bro:


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2014-07-22 02:34:02 PM  

shanrick: The_Sponge: Cool tipping story bro:

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Cool story?  Best I can do is five bucks.
 
2014-07-22 02:46:35 PM  

The_Sponge: shanrick: The_Sponge: Cool tipping story bro:

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Cool story?  Best I can do is five bucks.


Hey, that's a 15% tip on a $33 meal.
 
2014-07-22 02:49:51 PM  
One thing this article gets wrong is that tipping actually  does lead to better service, especially at a crowded bar.
 
2014-07-22 02:51:19 PM  
www.cornel1801.com

What tipping culture invariably leads to.
 
2014-07-22 03:15:50 PM  
I don't really understand cow tipping.
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I mean do they really understand the tips that you are giving them?
 
2014-07-22 03:25:23 PM  
Remember: It's a 15% tip for the guy doing the circumcision on your baby, but only 10% for the guy declawing your cat, since he gets a 25% premium when he euthanizes five kittens or more for you.
 
2014-07-22 03:25:52 PM  
I hold out my glass and you fill it. How hard is that?!

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2014-07-22 03:28:23 PM  
I over-tip, and sometimes tip in situations when others don't.  Maybe it adds up to a hundred bucks or so a year.  The payback is far more.
 
2014-07-22 03:33:06 PM  
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2014-07-22 03:33:24 PM  
Wow, TFA started out with some good points but veered sharply into whaarrrrgarbling non-sequiturs.

What am I reading here?

[checks url]

Jezebel? Ew. Now I feel dirty.
 
2014-07-22 03:35:25 PM  
Sybarite:

There had better have been some cash folded inside that thing.

/doubtful
 
2014-07-22 03:45:22 PM  

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2014-07-22 04:01:00 PM  

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Nobody likes a cheap bastard, not even God.
 
2014-07-22 04:14:23 PM  

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You kind of have to wonder if we could ever sic the Secret Service on people who pull that shiat.
 
2014-07-22 04:16:09 PM  

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Nobody likes a cheap bastard, not even God.


Seriously. I might actually read the damn tract if they left a nice tip in there with it.
 
2014-07-22 04:24:07 PM  

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If some things are better than money, you won't mind parting with some of yours, right?

/had a friend get one of those years ago except it was a twenty... assholes
 
2014-07-22 04:25:20 PM  

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Wow, that's infuriating, but got me a chuckle as well.
 
2014-07-22 04:26:02 PM  

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That reminds me, I need to order more of those.  I go out to eat so often I couldn't afford the 10% or whatever they try to scam out of you.  However, salvation is free.  I've been looking for ones that disparage Nobama but haven't had much luck.
 
2014-07-22 04:26:14 PM  
Hey just letting you know , I over tip to balance out the universe..#blackguilt
 
2014-07-22 04:26:29 PM  

Rincewind53: One thing this article gets wrong is that tipping actually  does lead to better service, especially at a crowded bar.


Actually no it doesn't.  Most good servers expect their shift will have its up and downs and those that tip well generally cancel out those that don't.
 
2014-07-22 04:30:08 PM  

gingerjet: Rincewind53: One thing this article gets wrong is that tipping actually  does lead to better service, especially at a crowded bar.

Actually no it doesn't.  Most good servers expect their shift will have its up and downs and those that tip well generally cancel out those that don't.


I'm guessing OP was referring to proactive tipping, as in a large tip after the first round to ensure continued prompt service.
 
GBB
2014-07-22 04:31:11 PM  

Black_Lazerus: Hey just letting you know , I over tip to balance out the universe..#blackguilt


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2014-07-22 04:32:30 PM  
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2014-07-22 04:36:43 PM  

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Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau had a love child? When did this happen?
 
2014-07-22 04:39:15 PM  
Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.  It was invented during the late 18th century when men would give barkeeps a shilling or two to keep their ales full.

An English gentleman might say "Up the stairs, apples and pears, pepper me stockings, and freshen my drink, guvnah.  Do it sharp as a thistle, and clean as a whistle, and there's a shilling in it for your troubles."

Then the barkeep would do a little dance and the gentleman would flip a haypenny at him.  Nowadays, none of these waitresses do a dance for me so that's why I never tip.
 
2014-07-22 04:40:48 PM  

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Nobody likes a cheap bastard, not even God.


He did turn water into white zinfandel. Besides a little theology might be good for the waitstaff. I hear they are quite promiscuous... my 10% goes to the shepherds leading the flock.
 
2014-07-22 04:46:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.


Yeah, but no.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp
 
2014-07-22 04:48:59 PM  

jst3p: Rapmaster2000: Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.

Yeah, but no.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp


Next, you'll try to tell me that golf doesn't stand for "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden".
 
2014-07-22 04:51:15 PM  

tricycleracer: jst3p: Rapmaster2000: Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.

Yeah, but no.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp

Next, you'll try to tell me that golf doesn't stand for "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden".


No, that one is true.

/know why golf is 18 holes?
//18 shots in a bottle of scotch
 
2014-07-22 04:51:35 PM  
You know...most of this centers around the restaurant industry but I would like to see tipping being an acceptable practice in the grocery stores again. Back when I was in high school in the late 70s early 80s a bunch of friends and I were sackers at a large suburban Houston grocery store. We would bust our asses to take out as many loads as we could during our shifts. Typical tips were from a quarter to a dollar...more often the former but in a busy 8 hour shift, we could bring in $30-40...that was beer money for the weekend. Not only did we score but the customers, usually suburban Houston mommies, got their goods sacked and loaded post haste. Win win for everyone.

Now (at least out here in the Abilene area) tipping is not only frowned upon but in the case of at least one store grounds for termination. Getting someone to sack much less carry out is all but impossible in some stores (I'm looking at you HEB). Why not let these kids get a little extra pocket change and in turn give your customers better service than they're getting now?

yeah yeah yeah csb and all that.
 
2014-07-22 04:55:59 PM  

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That reminds me, I need to order more of those.  I go out to eat so often I couldn't afford the 10% or whatever they try to scam out of you.  However, salvation is free.  I've been looking for ones that disparage Nobama but haven't had much luck.


So evil.

"Thanks for the excellent service but due to the ec0nmic harships I am suffering as a direct result of B. Hussien Obama I am unable to leave a tip at this time. Instead I shall say a prayer for a return to prosperity on your and my behalf."
 
2014-07-22 04:58:20 PM  
When I go to a restaurant, all I see are sinners.  They drink, finger the hostess, or play tonsil hockey all while  they prepare and serve me my food/drink. They are in the grace of my presence and am giving them reason to have a job by visiting their place of employment.  If I should not go, and others do the same, how in the world will that place stay open so they can afford a dimebag when they get off work?

Someone.. Please... Think of the poor hostess.  All she wants is the tip, but in the eyes of the Lord, thou shalt not leave without giving her a money tract.   I prefer the ones with a 5 on them.  It makes them feel wanted and loved by God.

/I know, really really bad.
 
2014-07-22 05:09:34 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't really understand cow tipping.
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I mean do they really understand the tips that you are giving them?


Came for cows, thanks.
 
2014-07-22 05:10:19 PM  

jst3p: tricycleracer: jst3p: Rapmaster2000: Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.

Yeah, but no.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp

Next, you'll try to tell me that golf doesn't stand for "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden".

No, that one is true.

/know why golf is 18 holes?
//18 shots in a bottle of scotch


mulligang.files.wordpress.com

fook that.
 
2014-07-22 05:11:25 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: jst3p: tricycleracer: jst3p: Rapmaster2000: Tips comes from an English phrase meaning To Insure Prompt Service.

Yeah, but no.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp

Next, you'll try to tell me that golf doesn't stand for "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden".

No, that one is true.

/know why golf is 18 holes?
//18 shots in a bottle of scotch

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fook that.


I normally think his standup is overrated, but that bit is gold.
 
2014-07-22 05:16:32 PM  
Any cow tipper knows, you never ask a cow how to tip.  That's like a fisherman asking a fish how to catch fish.
 
2014-07-22 05:18:43 PM  
Wear your seatbelt

/chronic overtipper
//I tip my mailman and my garbage man at christmas. and I pay the nice lady who cuts my hair double on the december haircut.
///you can't take it with you
 
2014-07-22 05:24:03 PM  
'muricans are selfish and greedy.  they are well trained consumers.    just like their wall street / big business owners like it.
 
2014-07-22 05:24:04 PM  

Seat's Taken: That reminds me, I need to order more of those.



The review for this item is worth reading.
 
2014-07-22 05:25:39 PM  

Da Bum: When I go to a restaurant, all I see are sinners.  They drink, finger the hostess, or play tonsil hockey all while  they prepare and serve me my food/drink. They are in the grace of my presence and am giving them reason to have a job by visiting their place of employment.  If I should not go, and others do the same, how in the world will that place stay open so they can afford a dimebag when they get off work?

Someone.. Please... Think of the poor hostess.  All she wants is the tip, but in the eyes of the Lord, thou shalt not leave without giving her a money tract.   I prefer the ones with a 5 on them.  It makes them feel wanted and loved by God.

/I know, really really bad.



you need a Really fine restaurant that will wipe your ass for you.  silk or paper, sir?
 
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