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May 1, 2012 11:49 PM

Bad Tipper Note......Just My 2 Cents (Canadian)

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  1. Two Canadian pennies are actually worth slightly more than two American pennies these days. And they're being discontinued so they might be worth even more in the long run. Maybe not such a bad tip after all.

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      1. re: JudiAU

        Anyone can have an off day, did this individual talk to the manager? No. I don't know , I wasn't there but I would wonder if the waitress was over worked, somebody didn't show up, everyone else has to take up the slack etc. Still no reason to be an A**hole. Foodservice is a thankless job and most rely in large part on tips which end up getting split between busboys and other staff. I don't think this jerk has a leg to stand on.

    1. The note was unnecessary and shows a lack of class. A two-cent tip conveys the message without need of explanation. Only in extreme cases (which are rare) would such a tip be warranted. Not having been there, I can't say whether this was one.

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      1. re: GH1618

        Leaving two cents seems worse to me (an ex-waitress) than leaving nothing.

        1. re: LulusMom

          It is worse, and intentionally so. A diner who leaves nothing might be thought to be someone who doesn't believe in tipping generally, for whatever reason. Someone who leaves two cents is sending a message which cannot be misunderstood.

          1. re: GH1618

            I couldn't agree more. It is a slap in the face.

            1. re: LulusMom

              Just as bad...;; like the times people leave those little business sized cards indicating they cannot afford to leave a gratuity.....but they will say a prayer for you when they go to bed that night.......

              1. re: fourunder

                yet, they can afford to dine in a sit-down restaurant.

                1. re: fourunder

                  I've never heard of such a thing. Must be an American thing. Can't imagine that happening in Canada.
                  If they don't have money for a tip, how are they paying for those little cards?

                  1. re: chefhound

                    or for their meal? That's the million dollar question.

          2. Some people just shouldnt be allowed to go out in public.

            1. Another sad story.......don't sign your name if you write a stupid note.....


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              1. re: fourunder

                This was discussed at length in this post:

                IIRC, the server in question also turned out to be an a$$ by taking her vendetta public and posting the picture of the wrong Andrew Meyer on line.

                1. re: fourunder

                  It's astonishing how many people can't spell "lose" these days.

                  1. re: GH1618

                    Its kind of become a running joke now, much like using "teh" in stead of the. Inserting "loose" for lose has become an internet meme, that's why you see it so much, its not because people can't spell lose.