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2020-12-04 4:14:05 PM  
17 votes:

Ker_Thwap: I often mark zero for the tip, and leave a cash tip, just so the server doesn't have to wait for the owner to hopefully reimburse them.

I wonder how often a server adds in some nasty commentary and shares the whole "martyred server" post.


Don't put in zero. Write in the word "Cash"
 
2020-12-04 10:38:41 PM  
13 votes:
I have a favorite campus bar/restaurant that's been there forever.  Back in the day, I didn't have much money and it was kind of a special occasion for me to go there.  Over the holidays, I couldn't afford to go home but I'd try to treat myself with a meal there.  I noticed that everyone working there over the holidays seemed to be at least as poor as I was and all seemed to be students like me who also couldn't afford to not work or go home over the holidays.  The worst job in the place seemed to be dishwasher and I always imagined that the poor SOB working that job really, really wanted to go to college to put up with that job.  Later on, I graduated and got a good job making good money.  During holiday season, I always took my visiting family to this place because it was cool, they wanted to go, and it had become something of a holiday tradition.  About 20 years ago, I was feeling the Christmas spirit and had a hundred dollar bill in my wallet.  I stepped up to a place where I could see the dishwasher and waved him to come out to see me.  He did and I gave him the hundred.  He cried a little. Every year since, I've given the dishwasher a hundred.  It is my favorite thing to do over the Christmas holiday.  Considering inflation, I should probably up my game.
 
2020-12-04 4:36:18 PM  
13 votes:
I used to wait tables at Red Lobster. One Valentine's Day I had a guy who you could tell was really working hard to impress his date. At the end of their dinner, he gave me the check and a 50 dollar bill, very ostentatiously telling me to keep the change. Trouble was, his check total was $80-something. I had to chase him out in the parking lot to get the rest of it and of course, no tip. On the plus side, his date was mortified, so I likely wasn't the only one not getting any.
 
2020-12-04 3:50:35 PM  
12 votes:
I often mark zero for the tip, and leave a cash tip, just so the server doesn't have to wait for the owner to hopefully reimburse them.

I wonder how often a server adds in some nasty commentary and shares the whole "martyred server" post.
 
2020-12-04 6:32:14 PM  
8 votes:

FrancoFile: Red Lobster for Valentines Day is so pathetic.


It's kinda cute and sweet if it's like 17 year old who haven't even heard of a restaurant fancier than Red Lobster.
 
2020-12-04 5:38:18 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-12-04 6:34:34 PM  
7 votes:

FrancoFile: aimtastic: I used to wait tables at Red Lobster. One Valentine's Day I had a guy who you could tell was really working hard to impress his date. At the end of their dinner, he gave me the check and a 50 dollar bill, very ostentatiously telling me to keep the change. Trouble was, his check total was $80-something. I had to chase him out in the parking lot to get the rest of it and of course, no tip. On the plus side, his date was mortified, so I likely wasn't the only one not getting any.

Red Lobster for Valentines Day is so pathetic.

 
2020-12-04 6:25:29 PM  
7 votes:

aimtastic: I used to wait tables at Red Lobster. One Valentine's Day I had a guy who you could tell was really working hard to impress his date. At the end of their dinner, he gave me the check and a 50 dollar bill, very ostentatiously telling me to keep the change. Trouble was, his check total was $80-something. I had to chase him out in the parking lot to get the rest of it and of course, no tip. On the plus side, his date was mortified, so I likely wasn't the only one not getting any.


Red Lobster for Valentines Day is so pathetic.
 
2020-12-04 3:50:55 PM  
6 votes:
Dine and dash... Had to pay the bill out of my pay.

I hate people.
 
2020-12-04 7:07:37 PM  
3 votes:

CFitzsimmons: UberDave: When I was a kid, my dad told me they never liked to go out to eat with one of my uncles (an asshole) because he did #7 - putting tip money on the table and taking amounts of it away when the waiter/waitress "screws up".  If I *ever* saw someone doing that in a restaurant, I would surreptitiously pull the waiter/waitress aside and tell them I will cover their tip for that table.

That's just, I'm not even sure what to call it. WTF?


"Narcissistic arsehole with a small wiener" is the phrase you're looking for.
 
2020-12-05 11:36:32 AM  
2 votes:
When I first started dating my wife, my future MIL was dating a guy who would make a scene at restaurants, such as saying he noticed health code violations and said he would call the board of health unless his meal was comped (or something like that, I never saw it but was told about it and this was over 25 years ago). I'd always refuse to go out with them because I didn't want to deal with his game (I made exceptions for their regular places where he wouldn't pull that, he knew some good local Queens restaurants).
 
2020-12-04 9:57:13 PM  
2 votes:
Trashiest?  When I worked in a restaurant one trashy looking couple with a mob of trashy kids, including a not-walking-yet toddler, left a hurricane of a mess behind at their table and the toddler's shiat (no diaper/pullups left behind) in the highchair.  No monetary tip.
 
2020-12-04 6:50:45 PM  
2 votes:
When I was a kid, my dad told me they never liked to go out to eat with one of my uncles (an asshole) because he did #7 - putting tip money on the table and taking amounts of it away when the waiter/waitress "screws up".  If I *ever* saw someone doing that in a restaurant, I would surreptitiously pull the waiter/waitress aside and tell them I will cover their tip for that table.
 
2020-12-04 6:17:13 PM  
2 votes:
It's depressing to see that there are people who play that kind of sh*t and demand to be treated as "adults".  They better hope their server doesn't have a good memory.
 
2020-12-04 3:36:53 PM  
2 votes:
Given how my brain reads the first word of that headline on this website, are we not doing phrasing anymore?
 
2020-12-05 12:56:42 PM  
1 vote:

Spice Must Flow: I was a dumbass as a kid, and didn't understand tipping. I got it later as my friends got waiting jobs, and I heard them complain. Then I saw My Blue Heaven, wherein Steve Martin says, "I don't believe in tipping. I believe in over-tipping."


Oddly enough a lot of the WWII generation that became successful where the same way. It was a way of showing you arrived. Much like almost coming to blows trying to pick up the tab.
 
2020-12-05 1:15:49 AM  
1 vote:

Smackledorfer: AtomPeepers: Robinfro: CFitzsimmons: UberDave: When I was a kid, my dad told me they never liked to go out to eat with one of my uncles (an asshole) because he did #7 - putting tip money on the table and taking amounts of it away when the waiter/waitress "screws up".  If I *ever* saw someone doing that in a restaurant, I would surreptitiously pull the waiter/waitress aside and tell them I will cover their tip for that table.

That's just, I'm not even sure what to call it. WTF?

"Narcissistic arsehole with a small wiener" is the phrase you're looking for.

Trump is the shortened form of that phrase.

I had a couple kind of do that, but they didn't remove any so I wasn't sure if they were doing that or just trying to show me they would tip well.

Guess it's lucky I didn't get late with a refill.

/The douchery of others never ceases to surprise



Some people are just dumb and/or lose their mind.  One of my brother in-laws and his ex-wife were an embarrassment at restaurants.  They didn't (and still don't) have half the intelligence of even your lowest IQ waiter yet they would send food back and complain *every* time *and* leave shiatty tips.  I had to cover their ass multiple times.

One time, my mother, not long after she retired, freaked out because she had to wait too long.  We had a rather large group and she had old-age, baby-boomer brain lock about why it takes longer for a group of 9-10 than it does 2-3 people (and my mother is very liberal, mind you...if that makes any difference).  I had to give her a lecture about not being shiatty to the host/hostess and waiters especially on things they can't avoid.  The crazy thing is that my brother had, at the time, worked in the waiting/bartending/restaurant managing business for goddamn 17 years (like 4-5 star hotels and such).  I had to literally pull the waitress aside, apologize for my mother and tell her that I would be personally making sure the tip was sufficient.
 
2020-12-05 12:57:57 AM  
1 vote:
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better.
 
2020-12-04 8:13:52 PM  
1 vote:

FrancoFile: aimtastic: I used to wait tables at Red Lobster. One Valentine's Day I had a guy who you could tell was really working hard to impress his date. At the end of their dinner, he gave me the check and a 50 dollar bill, very ostentatiously telling me to keep the change. Trouble was, his check total was $80-something. I had to chase him out in the parking lot to get the rest of it and of course, no tip. On the plus side, his date was mortified, so I likely wasn't the only one not getting any.

Red Lobster for Valentines Day is so pathetic.


Yup.. But Waffle House for Valentines day is Cool.
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