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Yahoo story on (not) tipping

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kengk Nov 2, 2012 03:22 PM

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

http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/sin...

  1. DuchessNukem Nov 2, 2012 06:51 PM

    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. ;)

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      browndogs2 Nov 2, 2012 04:59 PM

      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:

      http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/p...

      1. pinehurst Nov 2, 2012 03:59 PM

        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
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          kengk Nov 2, 2012 04:20 PM

          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.

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