Tipping etiquette when you're being treated

Discussion in 'General' started by scshift, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. scshift

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    I was treated out to lunch the other day and we had a really good waiter. He was really attentive and went above and beyond, even when we were really slow ordering. However, when we got the bill, my hosts didn't really pay him any kind of tip. I don't even think we gave 5%. Our waiter wasn't around after he gave us the tab back, and he was like a high school student so I knew how money's tight when you're a kid.

    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.
     
  2. jrp44

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    Next time someone pays just let them know thanks for the meal and you will take care of the tip
     
  3. jayhood23

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    My friends parents treated me and I offered to leave the tip and they told me not to worry about it.

    At least offer
     
  4. cruzair13

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    what up SC? you disappeared? got lost on sneakertalk? haha

    if you didn't pay it's okay, but a good gesture is to get away from the hosts and go up to the waiter and personally tip him.
    As long as the host doesn't see it's alright.
     
  5. the hater boxden

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    If you're being treated it isn't your job to tip.

    If you feel that maybe they should have tipped more then leave a little extra, but again, they offered to pick up the bill.
     
  6. bawsesauce

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    sneak back and take the tip when they are leaving, you deserve it for being a swell chap. 
     
  7. nationaltruckerdave

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    I wouldn't tip regardless.. Why should I pay someone for doing their job?
     
  8. mrmagic8ball

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    Someone find the face-palm-gif because I know whats coming - 2 camps of people

    Group #1 - says that being a waiter is easy and theres no need to tip more than a couple of bucks

    Group #2 - says that its a tough job and that if you're cheap with tipping to stay home and eat a pop-tart
     
  9. luong1209

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    Read >D

    I would've left some cash on the table right before we both dipped - Make sure they don't see.
     
  10. bandman

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    [​IMG] You don't tip waiters/delivery drivers?
     
  11. tr1ll

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    I just drop some change on the table on the way out.
     
  12. datznasty

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    I would have just told him, "pre-shad-id bruh," (appreciate it, bro) head nodded, and dipped. I wouldn't care if he filled your drink 30 times. Get outta here with that "above and beyond" nonsense. People are so terrible at their jobs here in America, particularly angry people who work in the "service sector" that we consider them coming anywhere close to their job description some massive accomplishment worthy of praise and bonus.
     
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    oh you mad likes this.
  13. oh you mad

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    Lol... a NT "tip" thread

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  14. betweenthebars

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    You know how I know you're poor?
     
  15. oh you mad

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    I don't tip people to bring my food out. Do you guys tip the guy at footlocker to bring out your shoes?

    The people who do deserve tips in my opinion are the UPS/Fedex/USPS delivery guys on those days where it is incredibly hot/cold or pouring rain and they don't accept tips, although I do give them a cold water when they come to my door and deliver a package.
     
  16. a55a5in11

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    i always tip the pizza man and unless i got a hot waitress bending over and showing cleavage they usually get $5
     
  17. datznasty

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    I am a pretty substantial deviation away from "poor," but thanks for playing. You'll get me next time.

    It's their job though. They signed up for it.

    And it is increasingly common that people are tipping their USPS mailman which is another one that when I found out I had to tip or be a son of a *****, I turned into the weebay gif. A general standard is 20 bucks around the Christmas holiday
     
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  18. tr1ll

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    Damb.

    But for real doe, dudes be coming up with all types of cockamamie excuses for why dont want to come off the change(because that really all it is).

    Petty ish...
     
  19. asianplayer

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    5%? :smh: Walk up to the waiter where the hosts can't see you and tip him personally. Hosts don't lose face and waiter gets tipped properly.
     
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  20. airthompson

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    My thoughts exactly . . .

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