So, tonight I went out for dinner - ooh, which reminds me, I forgot to keep the receipt so I will have to write it on a piece of paper to put it in my Gail Vaz-Oxlade jar for budgeting purposes.
Anyway, so I didn't leave a tip and here is why:
1) They forgot to bring me my food. I mean, the waitress was really nice, but I guess the cooks didn't notice my order (I was with a group of people, most of whom also ordered food). And aren't tips supposed to recognize excellent service? I mean, are you supposed to just always leave a tip?
2) I was thinking about it... but then I looked at my change, at those wonderful loonies and quarters and thought about how I can use them for laundry and...
3) The other people at my table were leaving tips. So it's not like she didn't get any tips from anyone. So she missed out on my $3 or whatever. Will that make or break her life?
|"Y'all didn't leave a tip? KISS MY GRITS!"|
When I worked at a coffeeshop for awhile, I loooved getting tips. And I wasn't insulted by people leaving handfuls of coins - although, I was not providing them with $12 worth of food, just $4 worth of hot coffee drinks.
I don't know. I hate feeling like a douche and leaving nothing, like if I buy a latte and pay on debit and have no coins, I can't leave a tip. But when I had the coins in hand and I didn't leave a tip?
I thought about leaving just the quarters, but I think a $0.50 tip is even more insulting than leaving no tip at all.
I don't know. Being frugal maybe means being a douche sometimes.