What do you do in this situation? I'm not trying to be impolite to my hosts but I'm also not trying to short-change someone who deserves more.
And this isn't an argument over whether one should tip.
You know how I know you're poor?
You should tip, but what rubs me the wrong way are the waiters who feel like theyre ENTITLED to tips. You know the ones where if they dont get a tip they like or a tip at all, they whine and complain and swear revenge on those people if they ever get them again. Its not hard to grasp the fact that not everyone believes in tipping its not obligatory, stop acting like it is.
I always tip though, its how I was raised and I feel like they should be tipped in most cases.
In the case of the OP, I've been there and I've just left the tip for them to see, didnt really think much of it and I dont think they did either, they dont believe in tipping but I do and seeing as how I didnt even contribute to the meal I should be the one leaving it anyways.
These threads never end well.
If you are being treated, its up the person who took you out to tip.
As far as tipping goes, I'm not for it. The patrons shouldn't be forced to subsidize a person's salary because the owner wants to cut corners to make a profit. I'd rather pay more for my food than have to have to do that. The percentage at which you're expected to tip for a meal is very unreasonable. I don't eat out to begin with and when I do it is rare, so save it if you were going to jump down my throat. Some restaurants are downright shady at how they try to get people to double tip, but I'm not going to get into that. That's another thread for itself.