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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLI baby View Post
    Wes always does more than just the tip.
    Just for a second. Just to see how it feels.

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    I tip around 20%, but I've become more willing to tip less for poor service. My wife often asks for help with menu suggestions, usually in the form of "if you were ordering would you get item A or B." If all the server can say is that they're both really good, it depends on what you like, well, that wasn't very helpful. If I ask for something in particular (not in the way something is cooked or prepared, but like I want water in addition to my other beverage) and they don't do it I will hold it against them. If they drop the food off and go BS with their other server buddies while I'm waiting to let them know that I didn't get something, the food is wrong or I need something like condiments or whatever, I will hold it against them. If they aren't polite and make me feel like I'm a pain in their ass, I will hold it against them.

    It has taken me a long time to start holding poor service against the server in the form of a lower tip, but I feel like it's absolutely the way it should be. There are really good servers out there. Those folks deserve 20%+, period. There are decent servers out there. I'll give them 18-20%. There are ****ty servers. I've finally convinced myself that they don't deserve more than 10%. Now, if I'm going to tip as low as 10% I'll usually say something. I hope a low tip is never s surprise to a server who feels they did a great job on my table.

    I do take into account the kind of place I'm at. If I'm at Denny's I'm expecting Denny's-class service. If the server provides that, basically bringing the food out and not being rude to me, they'll get 20%. But if I go to a nicer restaurant and, as my wife and I usually do, order appetizers, soup or salad, bar drinks, higher priced entrees and sometimes dessert, I expect a reasonably attentive server who can tell us something about the items we're ordering. If I get night-shift at Denny's service in that situation I'm not going to tip very well.

    My mom was a waitress from the time she was 14 until she was in her 30s. My sister has been a waitress and a bar tender. My wife was a waitress when we started dating. I have been a waiter at a few different places. I don't hold ****ty cooks against the server. I don't hold things outside the servers control against the server. I used to always tip at least 20% no matter what. I'm passed that. If I don't get good service I don't leave a good tip. If I get bad service I say something about it.

    One thing, though. If you plan on being a regular somewhere, which has a lot of benefits, you should tip better than you normally would and overlook small things if they happen infrequently. The first place my wife and I went on a date was Red Iguana. Now, this is in the mid-90s and the Red Iguana was popular, but not ridiculously popular. Once we started dating we'd go there pretty much every Friday and sometimes one or two other times a week. We tipped well. When it was busy we'd walk in to put our name on the list and our normal waitress, the head waitress, would get us a seat right away and would treat us very well. She was always sure to seat us in her section and not make us wait with the crowds outside. It was worth leaving her a good tip.

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    I usually give a flat $5.
    Life is like watching Fast and the Furious 6. It's not easy, most of the time it's just dumb and pointless, everything is fake, there is a lot of noise, but if you close your eyes and picture yourself in an open field or a quiet forest, you can maybe make it to the end without killing yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Feldheimer View Post
    I usually give a flat $5.
    Please tell me you're joking.

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    Gameface pretty much covered it all.


    Pizza, 3-4 bucks in Utah. I don't see a reason to tip more for two pizzas than one. Those guys take from A to B and listen to a radio doing it. There aren't 98 different things to make sure are attended to. The only exception is the place two blocks away. I give them 2-3 dollars for their five minute max round trip, sometimes $4 if I'm really buzzed and excited the pizza got there in 12 minutes instead of 18.

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    I usually tip a flat $5 for pizza delivery.

    At the STG nite out I tipped the waitress $75 on a $125 tab. Because she took excellent care of us, I want her to always take excellent care of us, and also .. well, nm.
    #dumptruckin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    Please tell me you're joking.
    For pizza delivery I should add.

    15-25% on meals depending on service.
    Life is like watching Fast and the Furious 6. It's not easy, most of the time it's just dumb and pointless, everything is fake, there is a lot of noise, but if you close your eyes and picture yourself in an open field or a quiet forest, you can maybe make it to the end without killing yourself.

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    If girl is hot, add 35%, because you might get laid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    If girl is hot, add 35%, because you might get laid.
    Thank you for doing that for me. You're alright.
    #dumptruckin

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    I thought of a couple more things. If it's Denny's for appetizers and long coffee late at night then make sure to tell your server you to not pay as much attention to you. Say it several times so they understand it's alright to back off the service a bit.

    Also, when I go out with my children I almost always tip higher because their meals are cheap and they make big messes. I also want to stress this shouldn't be an expected standard for families. There's no reason a father should feel pressured to pay a college server more per hour than he makes. Young servers can easily make plenty for what they are doing.

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    For a sit down restaurant, 15-20% Honestly depends on how poor I am at the time, but never less than 15% unless it absolutely calls for it, which has happened on time in my life.

    For pizza, usually they can keep the change from a $20 if it's over $15, but standard is $3-$5.

    And a couple bucks for the barber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate505 View Post
    For a sit down restaurant, 15-20% Honestly depends on how poor I am at the time, but never less than 15% unless it absolutely calls for it, which has happened on time in my life.

    For pizza, usually they can keep the change from a $20 if it's over $15, but standard is $3-$5.

    And a couple bucks for the barber.
    Then you don't go out. New rule for Newt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM View Post
    Then you don't go out. New rule for Newt.
    But if I didn't go out I wouldn't be able to tell if their service sucked enough.

    I'm pretty sure I tipped less than this one time, and that's when the server completely ignored my table talking on her phone and the place was dead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate505 View Post
    But if I didn't go out I wouldn't be able to tell if their service sucked enough.

    I'm pretty sure I tipped less than this one time, and that's when the server completely ignored my table talking on her phone and the place was dead.
    That's different. If they suck .. **** m.

    I just don't believe in going out knowing I can't tip.
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    PKM ur a baller bro i bet you tip with bentleys and lambos right bro

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