Tipping is not mandatory, no. It is, however, highly recommended seeing that most servers make below minimum wage and they depend on those tips for simple things in life like food, rent and car payments. People have lots of reasons for not wanting to leave a tip. There is always the “I don’t believe in tipping” guy or the person who looks for one tiny mistake in their dining experience to justify not leaving a tip, but recently someone sent me this photo that begets a whole new excuse for stiffing the waiter: pregnancy.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but I have twins on the way so I have to prepare. I am truly sorry.
Unless this pregnant lady has Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger renting the space in her uterus, I think she could have managed to cough up a few bucks for her server. A 15% tip would have only been $4.00 and I dunno what she can get for four bucks that her kids are going to need. Was she taking those four dollars to buy a Diaper Genie because she’ll need about $25 more dollars for that. Or if I am going to explain it in words that she would understand, she will will have to “stiff about five more servers” before she reaches that goal. I get it. Kids are expensive. With all the diapers and formula parents have to buy, I would imagine it costs at least $100 a year to support a baby. And that’s not even counting all the Goldfish they have to buy so the kids have something to ground up and leave in the cracks of booths in restaurants across America. I think this lady was using her pregnancy as an excuse to be the same cheap bitch she is even when she isn’t knocked up with baby.
And what about the server? Maybe she has twins at home that needed that tip. If she does, I have an idea for her. The next time someone orders a steak, get yourself a piece of paper. Write this on it and place it on the plate when you take it to the table.
Thank you for your excellent steak order. Normally, I bring the food to you, but I have twins at home so I put the steak in a fucking doggie bag so my kids will have something to eat when I get home. I am truly sorry.
Surely, customers will understand.
Maybe the pregnant woman could have come up with other ways to save money in preparation for her doubly adorable bundles of bastard child. I don’t know, but maybe not eating out in the first place would have been a good way to save $26.65. Hey, that’s the price of a Diaper Genie right there! Problem solved, Cheap Pregnant Lady. Some of you will probably say that at least she acknowledged that she wasn’t tipping and she apologized, but I call bullshit. If you can’t afford to leave a tip, you have no business eating at a restaurant. Period. If you don’t believe in tipping, face facts. You have to believe in something if it does in fact exist. You may not like that our country has placed the responsibility on the diner to cover the server’s wage, but that’s how it is just like how we drive on the right side of the road and watch baseball even though it’s the most boring game in the world. This is America. We tip. If you don’t like it, I suggest you move to Australia or some other foreign land where servers are paid a living wage. In the meantime, do not use your unborn devil spawns as the reason you are not tipping. If it’s not pregnancy, it will be some other reason you don’t tip.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but I want a new iPad and need to prepare. I am truly sorry.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but Desperate Housewives is going off the air and I need to prepare. I am truly sorry.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but I have cramps and need to prepare. I am truly sorry.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but I have deep pockets and short arms and I am saving my money for arm extension surgery and I need to prepare. I am truly sorry.
Thank you for your excellent service. Normally I tip, but I am a cheap bitch who will think of any fucking reason to not do so. I am truly sorry.
Bottom line: Just fucking tip.