Dearest Broke Ass,
I have been debating whether or not I wanted to write this lil love note, but after surfing through YouTube, I found this video & decided to address it because Im SURE so many other people feel exactly like you do.
I dont know where on Earth they do this at, but tipping is not new sh*t.
Everyone should be aware that when you take your ass out to eat, drink and have a jolly good time, that you need to know your budget.
Its ridiculous that SOOO Many people act and have the same mentality as the young lady in the video. Who taught you that?
Let me explain something as easy as I can.
In GA servers/bartenders make TWO DOLLARS & THIRTEEN CENTS AN HOUR [2.13].
Unlike many, a pay check is never seen. That 2.13 x # of hours = goes to taxes.
The pay stub is given & shows where the gov't splits the money up and the gross ytd.
Rent, Bills, Food, etc. is provided by all money that patrons leave after they ingest a few drinks & food [& YES, that is after having to give the busser, bartender & possibly host a percentage of what you make that shift].
No one expects for you to pay "Comcast" for them...& please believe we're so happy you paid your bill in full...but its essential that you pay for services rendered.
If you had pleasant service, food, drinks...you must come out the pocket.
I know you "felt like Steak today", but if you can't afford it...maybe you should go to Steak N Shake [or get it to-go] instead. Its ridiculous to know that FIVE grown women spent $164 on food/drinks and couldnt even leave the server AT LEAST 15-20% of your bill [thats only 5-6 dollars a piece] but instead...ONE DOLLAR & SIXTY CENTS A PIECE!!!!
[I cant even get gum for $1.60 in '09].
I shouldnt stereotype, but I can probably guess you ran the server like a damn slave, complained about everything, wanted something for free and/or had a nasty attitude. [if im wrong, i apologize...probably not thou']
Thats probably why he felt you "stiffed" him on $164.
If you do not know the etiquette of tipping, holla at me and I will be glad to educate you on what one should leave when dining out.
PS: [Q] Why be a Server? [A] EASIEST MONEY...w/out having to get nude.
How hard is it to take a order, drop it off & smile..working 1/2 the hours & doing less work than you do at your place of employment.