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Nov 2, 2012 03:22 PM

Yahoo story on (not) tipping

Sorry if already posted. As always the link will turn bad in a hurry.

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  1. Do you think this is bogus? As in, the "note" added later? Seems unwise to post a signature, however illegible, on the web.

    Oh well, it makes a good story.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Who knows? I'm sure worse has happened and this may well be bogus.

      Do away with tipping. Tips are not accepted, service is included in the menu prices.

    2. I think it's faked. The "single mom" handwriting doesn't match the other writing. There was a similar story a while back about a banker who supposedly left a 1% tip & wrote "get a job." It turned out to be an altered receipt. No mere 1% tip & no note.

      What surprised me in reading the comments to the article you linked is how few posters even questioned the authenticity given the mismatched writing.

      Link to the banker/1% tip story:

      1. Possibly bogus. Stupidly, I read the comments (when will I learn!) and here's a lovely selection/suggestion:

        "Now I am doing much better in life and I tip very well when I get good service, if the service leaves much to be desired, so does the tip. I say to those in my party when I sit down, loud enough for the server to hear, "every time my glass is empty, I take $5 off the tip". and then I follow through. typically I get good service."

        Greeeeeeaaaat idea. Passive-aggressively indirectly threatening your waitstaff, always a smart strategy to elicit good service. ;)