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Somewhat off topic, but about tips. Anybody else tend to tip high at cheap restaurants and lower at expensive restaurants? Say I take a girl to IHOP and run up a 20 dollar tab. Even 20% would only be 4 dollars. Now if I go to a nicer restaurant with the same girl and run up an 80 dollar tab, should I really be obligated to pay 16? The waiter/waitress is seemingly doing roughly the same amount of work IMO
Nicer restaurants tend to require their servers to do more work than an IHOP or Waffle House.
The service also won't be as good in a WaHo or a IHOP
If you take a girl to IHOP you're not getting a second date. The nice place question is irrelevant
The difference is his pastor won't write the note
The similarity? They still don't tip
You generally get a better class of server at nicer places - they know their clientele is willing to pay for that. It's a self-reinforcing cycle too, since the servers know that their clientele has more money and is willing to pay for good service, so they make more of an effort than a server at an IHOP who knows they're only getting a couple bucks for a tip, regardless of how good their service is.
Took a girl to Cicis on the first date, been together fro 4.5 years.
I'm like the easiest customer of all time though. Give me water 2 or 3 times and get my (usually pretty simple) order right and I'm good.
I don't go to nicer places THAT often, but when I do I find that I essentially require the same service that I do from Maria at IHOP.
You're also a South Carolina fan so no one is surprised.
Because you haven't been to nice places that often then you can't distinguish the difference in service
As someone in the service industry, I truly am one of the easiest customers because I understand all the bullshit they put up with.
That said, if they suck, they suck. I usually sit at the bar because the bartenders were the best servers and that's why they were promoted to bar
Nothing wrong with that. If she wants to be with you when you don't throw money around, she won't expect you to buy her the world.
I will say that one of the things I appreciate most about servers in nice places is their actual culinary knowledge. If I want to know what wine goes best with my meal, a server can win themselves a huge tip if they know what they're talking about and recommend me a great pairing.
Being a truly great server involves so much more than just bringing food promptly.
No, you tip more for SEVERAL reasons. Number 1, quality of service and most importantly knowledge. At the IHOP, they got pancakes. At Koi, you get a description of the special of the day, whatever you want on the menu, etc. You also get wine service if you order it or proper pour of beer at table (active yeast culture). You're not just tipping your server, but the decor, the quality, the ambience, the atmosphere, quality of food, etc etc etc... In order for a server to get to that level they usually either 1- start off as a busser and work their way up or 2- Start at IHOP, graduate to Fridays, move on to a three star, part time in a hotel chain, etc etc etc... to get to that fancy schmancy restaurant. So they have earned that tip to that point. If something is over 100 bucks and they're aces, I give them 35%. Hey, I've been bartending for 24 years til I owned my own place and I reciprocate. You would shocked when I go to a bar and tell the bartender that I've done it for that long and I get the best service hands down. He knows who butters his bread. Pun intended.
Well I understand the plight of servers, so I always tip well, at least I think I do, 20%. But my ex worked at a restaurant and always did a good job and some nights she would make like $20-25, because of cheap people. Not work I would want to do if the pay was so inconsistent.
Especially true in places like SC where no training or accreditation is needed to serve alcohol, people fight 'in house' for those bartending shifts and they almost always go to the best employees.
The dude is a member of a private club here in the city, all beer is 2.50. I've never seen it any lower though.
Actually, the fact you tip servers and they only make 2.13 an hour probably saves you a lot of money when you eat out.
If restaurants had to pay servers minimum wage, that additional cost of Labor would probably triple the cost of every menu item.
Well that's your problem right there.
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Does any 1 else think about Mr. Pink's speech in Resevoir Dogs when ppl bring up tips?
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She is the coolest chick I've ever met by a long shot.
Yeah you may be right. I just hate having to write it on the receipt and then it takes like 3 more days before the tip portion is deducted from my account, idk why this bothers me but it does, lol.
But what if I don't ask for any of that stuff. What if I just order a 30 dollar steak, some drinks, and maybe an appetizer? Does that really require any knowledge? I know what I want.
If I have in depth questions, then obviously I would tip a lot if the waiters advice is good. But I wouldn't pay a lot just because of the type of place it is or because they "worked their way up". Service is service right?
Interviewed a guy today. A pastor's son. When asked why he's applying he said, "It's God's plan for me."
Give me a break...
It's been my experience that about half of church goers actually have a true relationship with God. True for ever denomination I have been apart of, Baptist included.
The fruits of ths Spirit found in Galations 5:22-23, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control will become evident in every Christian within the first few years of Salvation. If they don't the Holy Ghost is not at work in one's life.
There are plenty of church goers that never show any of these traits in a consistance basis in their lives. Do we all fail at these things from time to time? Yes, do we consistantly fail at them as mature Christians? No.
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