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Old 10-04-2018, 11:47 AM
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I started this thread two years ago. It is interesting in some of the comments on there.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:19 PM
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On a Leave It to Beaver episode the Beaver used a cab and after he paid the fare the driver just stared at him. Beaver asked about it and the driver said that people usually tip the driver. Beaver, in all honesty, asked, "Don't they pay you mister?"

I tip servers and also food delivery drivers - waiting tables is a very hard job, and when a pizza delivery driver brings my pizza on the run during snowy weather he/she definitely deserves a tip!

But here are interesting articles debating tipping:


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Old 10-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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It's the world we live in. Everyone has their hand out. It's not just tipping for take-out food. The grocery store wants me to make a donation to their favorite charity--my money, their tax write off. Even PetSmart wants a little more money to feed stray dogs. If I want to make a contribution to a charity, I know how to do it. Just like I know how to tip (if I want) without it being pointed out that someone expects it.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:21 PM
Location: The World
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There's a restaurant chain around here called Highway 55 (used to be called Andy's). It's a casual, retro-style burger joint...you can eat in or take out. Anyway, when I got take out from there a few weeks ago, I paid with my debit card. It pops up on the screen "Tip" and you can choose 30%, 25%, 20% or "other."

The young lady who was ringing me up was watching over me the whole time and kinda snickered when I hit "other." I typed in "$2.00" as the amount, and she snorted. She was very clearly not impressed.

Neither was I. Next time I get take out there, it'll probably be $0.

On the other hand, there's a casual pizza place near me where you buy huge slices of pizza by the slice. You can get takeout or delivery, or you can dine in, but it's fast food-style service, not table service. Their credit card machine has a similar thing, but last time we went there (and we were dining in, so they did actually have to clean our table, at least), the guy skipped past the "tip" part on his own and put $0. I was impressed. I'd probably leave him a tip next time.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:22 PM
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Nope. Never have and never will.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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The concept of tipping when I pick up a take-out order is alien to me. I can't even wrap my mind around that.

If the take-out was delivered, then IMO it would be rude to not tip the driver unless there is a problem with your order.

I always give 20% tip for eat-in table service unless there was some problem with the waitperson's performance. If the kitchen screwed up my order I do not blame the waitperson, and leave the same tip.

However, last time that the service was horrible (it was at Chili's) it was the restaurant's fault. I asked to speak with the manager and discussed the problem with him. He agreed, apologized, comped dinner for me and my date, and even gave me $20 in gift cards. I still left a 20% cash tip for the waitress on the full amount we would have paid. The problem wasn't her fault.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:20 AM
Location: Montco PA
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I tip up to $2 for delivery unless it's a large order(over $20) and everything was what it's supposed to be.
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