Is the tip jar useless if the person behind the counter doesn't notice?

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by LonghornJ, May 23, 2013.

  1. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,640
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,094
    Likes Received:
    23,631
    Is it not bad enough that there's a tip line printed on every receipt these days? Order take out... tip please. Order at a counter... tip please.

    Then there's the fucking jar... I look at that jar as spit insurance, and then you go to put a fucking $1 in it and the person behind the counter keeps his back to you. So like an asshole you kind of have to delay it... make sure they see you put the $1 in the jar. Then if they don't its awkward and a waste of a dollar.

    What the fuck... can't win.
     
  2. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    what a cheap fucker you must be
     
  3. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

    Reputations:
    7,050
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    43,535
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    I the tip jar
     
  4. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

    Reputations:
    7,050
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    43,535
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    I worked counter as a kid and we never put out a goddamn tip jar, and we only made like $3.35 an hour too. :grouch:
     
  5. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,640
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,094
    Likes Received:
    23,631
    I'll tip a waiter or waitress 20% if I'm getting served at a table or sitting at a bar.

    But just to hand me a bag of food? C'mon...
     
  6. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    315,859
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    177,264
    Likes Received:
    59,247
    I hate that

    When Miss Chriza and I went to get subs the other day, I dropped a buck in the tip jar and I'm almost positive the guy didn't notice

    Then when I used my card and had to sign the slip I left the tip part blank

    He probably thinks I'm a real asshole! :mad:
     
  7. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

    Reputations:
    348,996
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    133,660
    Likes Received:
    60,304
    If the person helping me is a cute chick I always tip..such a sucker I am.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  8. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,640
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,094
    Likes Received:
    23,631
    :right:
     
  9. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    what hat were you wearing?
     
  10. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,640
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,094
    Likes Received:
    23,631
    EXACTLY!! :grad:
     
  11. Dream Theater

    Dream Theater DAWGS E-BULLY Squad Gold

    Reputations:
    188,656
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    25,925
    Likes Received:
    44,362
    I was gonna say the same thing, my last job in high school before going in the Army in 1984 was at a sub shop and we weren't allowed to keep the change even if the customer said so. This is bullshit. More fucking Americans being taught to always look for a handout. Thanks Obama!
     
  12. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    195,546
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    73,320
    Likes Received:
    23,520
    Do you tip the chick if you just order an "Americano"?

    I hate having to tip a chick to pour me a $5 cup of coffee.
     
  13. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    195,546
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    73,320
    Likes Received:
    23,520
    I do, tho.
     
  14. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

    Reputations:
    348,996
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    133,660
    Likes Received:
    60,304
    what about at a buffet? Do you still tip 15-20% if all they did was bring your drink??? Maybe Teeney knows the answer.
     
  15. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    315,859
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    177,264
    Likes Received:
    59,247
    A red Blazers hat
     
  16. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    315,859
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    177,264
    Likes Received:
    59,247
    Most buffets you get your own drink anyway
     
  17. Capn Crud

    Capn Crud The Pride of Cucamonga VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    92,008
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    63,501
    Likes Received:
    8,348
    I only tip if my food is brought to my table.
     
  18. Capn Crud

    Capn Crud The Pride of Cucamonga VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    92,008
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    63,501
    Likes Received:
    8,348
    I lied,

    I'll tip the buffet people :asian: around 10% for getting the dirty plates off and bringing me fresh drinks
     
  19. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

    Reputations:
    348,996
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    133,660
    Likes Received:
    60,304
    no the halfway decent ones someone comes and takes your drink order.
     
  20. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    238,640
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    33,094
    Likes Received:
    23,631
    I think that's a good rule... it just makes shit awkward with the receipts and the tip jar at the counter. We all know waiters rely on tips to cover their less than minimum wage pay... but the guys behind the counter?

    Its very gray.