This Politician Does Not Think We Deserve Tips

14877701_10101969640184187_610064782_nWith our presidential election only days away, we know that our country is divided. The only two groups of people who have a greater wedge between them than Hillary Clinton supporters and Donald Trump supporters are the FOH and the BOH. However, I did find one political candidate that I bet we can all agree to hate.

Allow me to introduce Chris Payne who is running for U.S. Senator in Kentucky. 13238993_1750964035144618_8072835749828047685_nHe is running on the Independent ticket meaning that Republicans and Democrats can all hate him equally. I am not sure where he stands on the big issues like government spending, equal rights, a woman’s right to choose, global warming and other hot button issues that normally come into focus when choosing a candidate to vote for. I do know one thing that he stands for and it is enough for me to know that this man does not deserve a seat in the Kentucky senate. He has an official Chris Payne for U.S. Senate Facebook page as well as a personal one, both of which are open to the public. On his personal Facebook page he said:

Restaurant Service Industry workers act like its the responsibility of customers to make sure they get paid.

CRY ME A RIVER

Learn a skill that’s more useful than bring plates and liquids to a table and you will get paid more.

If you can be replaced by a Kiosk or an iPad, you probably are barely worth the $2.13/hr your employer is legally obligated to pay you.

Okay, let me take a deep breath here, because that shit pisses me off. First off, he chicken shitted out and changed the comment so you can’t see it on his page anymore. (God bless screen shots.) Unless Chris Payne is going to hop, skip and jump into the senate and create some miracle law where servers are paid $23 an hour, he needs to face the fact that we live in a country where servers depend on tips for their wages. Besides, you know this pie face would be the first one to complain when his order of Crispy Brewhouse Chicken at Applebee’s would cost 20% more. Secondly, if everyone who currently works in a restaurant suddenly learned a “more useful skill,” who the fuck does he think is going to bring him his goddamn Salsa Verde Beef Nachos with extra spicy queso blanco that matches his pasty white skin? Thirdly, we servers are rightfully going to complain when we don’t get the tip we deserve. I have never said that we deserve a tip when we give bad service. All I have ever said is that when we do our job well, we expect the customer to fulfill the social obligation of tipping. It is a social contract that you “sign” when you decide to go to a restaurant and have someone cook your food, carry it to you and then clean up afterwards. It’s a luxury to go out to eat. It is not a luxury to be a server. Therefore, tip us.

None of us have to worry that Chris Payne will ever make it to the senate. He ran in 2014 and got just 1.5% of the vote, which is probably more than he tips. I just wanted to bring his views to the attention of anyone who reads this blog so that if you happen to see him in your section you will know that he will not be leaving you a tip. You, in turn, can then feel free to crop dust him until your bowels are empty of all noxious fumes. If he asks for more bread, tell him he’s probably had enough because his face already looks like an open faced sandwich. If he complains that his vegetables are dry, tell him to wipe some of that oil off his forehead with a bev nap and wring it out onto his broccoli.

If you want to let him know your thoughts on his views about servers, here is a link to his Facebook page. (It looks like all comments must be approved by a moderator, so I doubt anything you write will ever get posted.)

Good luck with the KY senate race, Chris Payne. And speaking of KY, you’re gonna need it because you’re gonna get fucked.k-y-jelly-ointment-1386366833

14 thoughts on “This Politician Does Not Think We Deserve Tips

  1. Jet

    “If he complains that his vegetables are dry, tell him to wipe some of that oil off his forehead with a bev nap and wring it out onto his broccoli.” that is fucking disgusting. i love it. fuck that guy.

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  3. Did I Really

    Looks like he got what he wanted, a rise out of tons of people. He got many uneducated, sloppy, responses and people getting so worked up they are making asses of themselves, all while he sits back and laughs. The insults directed towards him sound like they are coming from a bunch of grade school children or uneducated trash. What a stinky butt head he is, let’s all pick apart his appearance to try to make a point that we are angry at his OPINION. Let’s spit in his food so we can prove we will never be able to find a more professional job. He may not get your votes, but he got recognized and got your attention. I waited tables for 7+ years and find this to be hilarious, and very entertaining. People get so worked up and frustrated over the simplest things and opinions.. Use that energy towards something you can actually change in this world. Use that energy and will to fight for something bigger. Bringing the world together one insult at a time.. Bravo Chris Payne, Bravo.

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  4. Toby Clark

    As far as Chris Payne goes, he’s against the War on Drugs, against stupid wars, and against inefficient government programs. I’ll support his campaign. He’s much better than the dopes that we send to Frankfort and Washington DC.

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  5. Toby Clark

    I’m sympathetic towards his position in the sense that the whole tipping system is messed up. Servers should make at least the $7.25 an hour minimum wage and the restaurants should pay them more based upon their performance and the demand for their work. Tips are a way to put a guilt trip on the customers that has been created by restaurant owning lobbyists. However, I tip well when I do eat out. I just don’t eat out very often.

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    1. Brad

      @Toby Clark… first, I’m glad you tip well when you go out. 😉 If you would rather pay 50% more for your menu items when you dine out and not have to tip, well, hey, OK. If I did not enjoy working with the public I guess I would not have done this for many years. (I was in retail several years before this) But if you think I am going to endlessly kiss your ass for $7.25 an hour you have another thing coming. If you would rather go to the grocery store, buy all the ingredients, cook it yourself, clean up, wash the dishes, and tip yourself 1%, then go for it, but I am not going to bring you endless diet coke, more mayo, more sour cream, huge bowls of ranch at no charge, bowls of lemons, etc. for $7.25 an hour. Sorry.

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  6. NRoyalty

    I actually spoke with him on the original post. I received the vague threat of possibly having my throat slashed this weekend. What a stand up politician, said no one ever.

    By the way my Facebook is Nathan levi Royalty. Anyone who would like to view and share my post I would appreciate it. I would love for him to get that comment spread as far as possible.

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  7. Steve

    This coming from a politician, one of the biggest parasite classes in the US. He wants in the senate for the guaranteed healthcare, the guaranteed pension, and all the bennies that come with hanging out and working maybe a couple of months a year. And let’s not forget all that funded travel, security, and “consulting fees” and other handouts he’ll be raking in for the rest of his life. If there’s anyone who needs to learn a viable skill and get a real job, it’s this maggot. Of course, the same could be said for just about any politician these days.

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  8. Teeeetsie

    Ugh he looks like a stalker. Like the “I’ll sneak into your home and murder you in your sleep” kind of stalker.

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  9. Kenneth Ketron

    Mr Payne is truly stupid. As a server I have has the pleasure of dealing with many of Kentucky’s leaders. Some are his bosses. They treated us well. HE will get a wake up call from his colleagues.

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