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TheMailman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2017
738 posts

What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
Dear Facebook,

I usually consider myself a fairly good tipper. 15-20% minimum and for good service 30-40%. However last night I had not the best experience with a waitress - nothing was terrible but she just wasn't that engaged in the table. The last straw was that I waited over 20 minutes for her to bring my credit card back after giving it to her. The manager finally came to the table and to basically ask why we were still there and if I needed anything. I told him that I was still waiting for my credit card and he walks to the waitress that was opening a bottle of wine at the next table and the card with the credit card slip was in her apron. It could have been because I had a few too many drinks but I was just a tad annoyed.

I left $2 on a $150 bill and fell bad about it today. Please tell me that you guys have done something similar before to cheer me up


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
3741 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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he walks to the waitress that was opening a bottle of wine at the next table


You saw her; you could have done this. You also could have gotten up after 5 minutes and ask someone where she was with your card.

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but she just wasn't that engaged in the table.


Maybe because

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I had a few too many drinks


And,

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nothing was terrible


isn't a reason to leave freaking $2 on a $150 bill. Go back today and give this poor girl some cash.



Tigertown in ATL
LSU Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2009
20436 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
Yep. Go hand her a $20.


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cj35
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
3823 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
Go back today and leave her $50.


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TigerBalsagna
LSU Fan
tRedStick
Member since Jan 2015
151 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
Ive given 1cm before. Just for a second, just to see how it feels.

Seriously though, never go in half cocked. Either tip or dont.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
41231 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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I left $2 on a $150 bill and fell bad about it today. Please tell me that you guys have done something similar before to cheer me up




I try not to frick people out of their living so I have nothing to provide to cheer you up.

You cheap frick.


CP3LSU25
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Feb 2009
39765 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
If it a restaurant where you are spending $150 I'm sure the girl makes enough tips to get by.


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icegator337
Houston Astros Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2013
1588 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
I get the frustration, I probably would've left like $15. If it's bad service I'd go down on the percentage, but not as drastically as you did.


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LetTheValleyShake
LSU Fan
Marrero
Member since Mar 2006
1562 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
If you really wanted to send a message, you should have left a penny. But seriously just leave a decent tip, it won’t hurt you. Then make the manager comp you in some kind of way.


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Degas
21876493 posts
Member since Jul 2010
9977 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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fell bad about it today
If you fell bad about it, I'm with the other's suggestions...go back, let them know you made a mistake, and leave a proper tip.


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LSUcdro
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
9052 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?

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Please tell me that you guys have done something similar before to cheer me up


No, you suck


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mouton
Washington Fan
Savannah,Ga
Member since Aug 2006
21555 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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waited over 20 minutes for her to bring my credit card back after giving it to her.


Right...... I guarantee it was more like 5-10 minutes. People drastically exaggerate restaurant wait times. If it was really over 20 minutes you are an idiot for not just flagging her down.


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Box Geauxrilla
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2013
8575 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
She paid money to wait on you after tipping out the bussers and bar. That's shitty.


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Buckeye06
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
14392 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
i've left 0 when the service was that bad, and I still don't feel bad about it


Midget Death Squad
Notre Dame Fan
Meme Magic
Member since Oct 2008
12295 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
I've left $0.01 when I have received terrible service. It has to be downright terrible, which is rare, but it has happened.


For your experience I would've left about $10-$15, but that's strictly based on your description. Tipping is just that: something extra for exceptional service. This idea that tipping is required is absurd; it's fundamentally opposed to the definition of "tipping." It's a reward for service, and it should directly reflect the service received.


I am usually a 25% tipper. Most times I feel service is good. When it's poor I like to get an understanding of why. If it's beyond the waitress's power I tip her well. Your case could've been a simple "oh shite I completely forgot" case due to being busy, having a bad day or some other honest happenstance. In that case I would still tip the fair amount of 20%. It truly is situational.


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little billy
LSU Fan
Orange County, CA
Member since May 2015
4781 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
That's cold blooded man


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rbdallas
LSU Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Nov 2007
7990 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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i've left 0 when the service was that bad, and I still don't feel bad about it


but do not confuse bad service with bad kitchen... just a thought


ChEgrad
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2012
1294 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
I left a penny at Pinetta's back in the 80's. Service was horrendous.


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Buckeye06
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
14392 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
Oh I didn't.

In one night, it took 30 minutes to order apps, 20 more to get the apps, 15 more to order food, lost a round of drinks for my group of 3, got the drink orders wrong, and then "lost" the check

The food was actually pretty good at the spot


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
3741 posts

re: What's the least amount of tip that you have ever given?
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it took 30 minutes to order apps


If this is not an exaggeration, you're crazy for still being there at that point.


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