Do you tip for takeout orders?

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I don't carry cash or have cash app. Bathroom attendants are so unnecessary.
They are very unnecessary agreed. Mad uncomfortable too. So your job is to wait for people to finish pooping or peeing & pump the soap for them followed by touching my hand towel that I am about to use over to me? Makes no sense.
Bathroom attendants?

What do they do? Shake it for you?
I'm sure one or two will even do that for you if you ask nicely lol.
I don't tip bathroom attendants out of principle.

Let that species go extinct.
💯 very awkward & unnecesary employment.
**** no. Your tip is caching a glimpse of the meat if I’m standing too far from the urinal
What if they ask for a bigger tip? 🤣
 
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Seems like it's usually an older guy. It's nice they give them jobs, but there's gotta a better and more useful role they could be doing.
Either that or they could just give them a higher base pay with no expectation of tips if they wanna give them a cushy job out of the kindness of their hearts.

I already don't want them in there. Why the hell am I supplementing the income of a person that I neither need or want?
 

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**** no. Your tip is caching a glimpse of the meat if I’m standing too far from the urinal
Seems like it's usually an older guy. It's nice they give them jobs, but there's gotta a better and more useful role they could be doing.

I've usually seen these guys in Hotels, high-end restaurants, and some strip clubs in NYC. You don't tip them for giving you a paper towel to dry your hands. Usually these guys have cologne, parfumes, breathe mints, grooming tools etc. You use their stuff and tip them whatever you feel is necessary. They've come in handy on many moments for me, especially on dates.

Some of ya'll sound like some really broke/cheap people :emoji_joy:
 

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What do you mean by "overcharged"?

In my experience, most if the time the bill doesn't match my expectation from the menu prices, it's because the server left something off either accidentally or as a comp.
I mean they can charge whatever they feel and you wouldn't have a real baseline to know the difference.
 
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Either that or they could just give them a higher base pay with no expectation of tips if they wanna give them a cushy job out of the kindness of their hearts.

I already don't want them in there. Why the hell am I supplementing the income of a person that I neither need or want?
Even with the higher base pay I think the attendant will expect a tip since it's 🇺🇲 culture to do so. And totally feel the same as you that I already don't want them in there to begin with. I'm not paying tip for a service I didn't want or ask for.
I've usually seen these guys in Hotels, high-end restaurants, and some strip clubs in NYC. You don't tip them for giving you a paper towel to dry your hands. Usually these guys have cologne, parfumes, breathe mints, grooming tools etc. You use their stuff and tip them whatever you feel is necessary. They've come in handy on many moments for me, especially on dates.

Some of ya'll sound like some really broke/cheap people :emoji_joy:
Yeah that's usually the setting they're in. The colognes, perfumes- what if it's not the scents that I like or wear? If one uses the toiletries than yes, I can see the reason to tip. I get your stance on it esp date nights. For me personally, it's just awkward to have someone in a bathroom for 8 hours lol. I ain't in there for the small talk or his plush velvet towels. I want to do my business & wash my hands be on my way.

It's especially awkward when it's one of them smaller bathrooms. At least when the bathroom has like 4-7 stalls the bathroom is wider more spreadout but when it's small all the sounds bounce & ricochet off the walls & being amplified because it's congested. Makes for a weird awkward bathroom experience while it's supposedly suppost to be the opposite.
 
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Dude in drais definitely wasn’t older. Cat was in 20s lol . I figure if he has to hand people paper towels and stuff to make money then I’m probably in a better financial position and tipping will help him more than it'll hurt me 🤷🏿‍♂️
 
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I've usually seen these guys in Hotels, high-end restaurants, and some strip clubs in NYC. You don't tip them for giving you a paper towel to dry your hands. Usually these guys have cologne, parfumes, breathe mints, grooming tools etc. You use their stuff and tip them whatever you feel is necessary. They've come in handy on many moments for me, especially on dates.

Some of ya'll sound like some really broke/cheap people :emoji_joy:

Sir you're rich. We've been through this.

When I pull up to my main situations spot tonight I will probably stop by Popeyes. When I go in the bathroom if I see a man holding napkins and hand sanitzer I will be very gladly tip him.

(Whenever you're hiring let me know so I can have the **** you money to give away to human soap dispensers)
 

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Some of ya'll do realize it cost money to go out, right? Going out is a luxury many folks in most parts of the world aren't afforded.

It cost money to have a meal, it cost money to have a few drinks, it cost money to travel and it also costs money to take care of the people who are taking care of you. Your whole experience of going out isn't possible without these servers. What's a few bucks to a guy who's offering you cologne or a breathe mint?

And if you're going out, you don't have to be rich to throw $1-2 to a guy in the bathroom who's letting you use 1 of his 15 different colognes so you can smell good and bang the chick later in the evening whom you took out to dinner.
 
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Also my big question is what's wrong with being broke?

Cheap? Sure there's something wrong with that. But broke? Just makes you come off as a classist prick.

Nothing wrong with being broke, but trying to eliminate someone's job because it inconveniences your ideologies of tipping sounds prickish to me.
 
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Nothing wrong with being broke, but trying to eliminate someone's job because it inconveniences your ideologies of tipping sounds prickish to me.
So why introduce the term to begin with?

Bathroom attendants are antiquated and entirely unnecessary. I don't need some dude standing there trying to engage with me in a space where a degree of privacy and discretion is expected.

Also how am I "trying to eliminate someone's job"? I'm just not contributing to it.
 

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So why introduce the term to begin with?

Bathroom attendants are antiquated and entirely unnecessary. I don't need some dude standing there trying to engage with me in a space where a degree of privacy and discretion is expected.

Also how am I "trying to eliminate someone's job"? I'm just not contributing to it.

1. They don't engage with you. You engage with them, if you choose. At least that's how it's supposed to be. Dude is not turning on the faucet for you, handing you a towel, and popping a mint in your mouth and patting you on the back giving you a pep talk.

2. Didn't you say you wanted their jobs to be "extinct"? If it wasn't you, then that's my bad. I was wrong. But the sentiment still holds true.
 
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And if you're going out, you don't have to be rich to throw $1-2 to a guy in the bathroom who's letting you use 1 of his 15 different colognes so you can smell good and bang the chick later in the evening whom you took out to dinner.
You don't honestly believe this is a determining factor, do you?
 
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1. They don't engage with you. You engage with them, if you choose. At least that's how it's supposed to be. Dude is not turning on the faucet for you, handing you a towel, and popping a mint in your mouth and patting you on the back giving you a pep talk.

2. Didn't you say you wanted their jobs to be "extinct"? If it wasn't you, then that's my bad. I was wrong. But the sentiment still holds true.
1. Every single bathroom attendant has made an active attempt to engage with me. Greeting me, offering me towels, offering me mints, etc. I don't want to talk to anyone in the bathroom, and everything that I need to do in there I can accomplish on my own.

2. I did say that, but that also has no implication that I'm actively eliminating someone's job. I'm just not gonna supplement their income.
 

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I mean they can charge whatever they feel and you wouldn't have a real baseline to know the difference.

But I get to decide whether or not to buy.

Every commercial transaction is based on the idea of differentiated value. Sellers generally sell for more than what they think something is worth and buyers buy for less. So both parties get a “good” deal relative to their values.

I guess one place that breaks down is in difference of expectations. If I buy an order of fries and you bring mee sticks, I’ll likely feel like I was overcharged.

But as long as I’m happy that what you brought was what I assumed I was buying, I don’t think it’s posible to be overcharged.
 

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But I get to decide whether or not to buy.

Every commercial transaction is based on the idea of differentiated value. Sellers generally sell for more than what they think something is worth and buyers buy for less. So both parties get a “good” deal relative to their values.

I guess one place that breaks down is in difference of expectations. If I buy an order of fries and you bring mee sticks, I’ll likely feel like I was overcharged.

But as long as I’m happy that what you brought was what I assumed I was buying, I don’t think it’s posible to be overcharged.
Cool.
 

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1. They don't engage with you. You engage with them, if you choose. At least that's how it's supposed to be. Dude is not turning on the faucet for you, handing you a towel, and popping a mint in your mouth and patting you on the back giving you a pep talk.

I’ve definitely had eager attendants jumó up and turn on the faucet and prep a towel as soon as I flushed. That’s uncomfortable.

I don’t think anyone here would forgo consideration if they used the attendant’s services. We just don’t want those services thrust on me.

That said, I’ve never seen one in a Michelin starred restaurant or 5 star hotel in the US or anywhere else in the world that had one.

The only place I’ve seen them are places where there’s already a hustle going on, like “gentlemen’s clubs” or casinos. But it’s been literally well more than a decade since I’ve been in a place like that. Even then it felt antiquated
 
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I’ve definitely had eager attendants jumó up and turn on the faucet and prep a towel as soon as I flushed. That’s uncomfortable.

I don’t think anyone here would forgo consideration if they used the attendant’s services. We just don’t want those services thrust on me.

That said, I’ve never seen one in a Michelin starred restaurant or 5 star hotel in the US or anywhere else in the world that had one.

The only place I’ve seen them are places where there’s already a hustle going on, like “gentlemen’s clubs” or casinos. But it’s been literally well more than a decade since I’ve been in a place like that. Even then it felt antiquated
This is my thing too. I've been to some great restaurants that didn't feel the need to have a bathroom attendant. If I can drop $800 on a meal for two at Marea and they don't feel the need to have some dude assisting me with my bathroom experience, I scratch my head as to why lesser establishments feel that it's necessary.

You see these people at the rackets: Scotto Brothers' steakhouses (if you're an LI person), strip clubs, wedding venues, catering halls, casinos, etc. It's almost like they're doing it to create the illusion that they're more upscale than they actually are.
 
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