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

fourunder May 1, 2012 11:49 PM


  1. chefhound May 7, 2012 10:15 PM

    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: chefhound
      JudiAU May 8, 2012 05:18 PM

      No, still a jerk.

      1. re: JudiAU
        ericthered May 11, 2012 09:07 AM

        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.

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      GH1618 May 11, 2012 09:52 AM

      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
        LulusMom May 11, 2012 10:58 AM

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

        1. re: LulusMom
          GH1618 May 11, 2012 11:08 AM

          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
            LulusMom May 11, 2012 01:57 PM

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

            1. re: LulusMom
              fourunder May 11, 2012 04:50 PM

              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
                hotoynoodle May 14, 2012 07:24 AM

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

                1. re: fourunder
                  chefhound May 14, 2012 12:01 PM

                  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
                    LulusMom May 14, 2012 02:09 PM

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

                    1. re: chefhound
                      fourunder May 15, 2012 12:28 AM

                      read line number 5....


                      or Google .....Gospel Tract, in lieu of tip


          2. twyst May 11, 2012 04:59 PM

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

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              fourunder May 15, 2012 12:33 AM

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


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              1. re: fourunder
                al b. darned May 15, 2012 06:37 AM

                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
                  GH1618 May 15, 2012 06:46 AM

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

                  1. re: GH1618
                    twyst May 15, 2012 12:18 PM

                    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.

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