Posted by
Message
Womski
Ole Miss Fan
Squire Creek
Member since Aug 2011
2727 posts

Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
I just ordered my first pizza in a while, apparently. I tried to call the store and they asked me to hang up and download and order through the app. No worries, the app was interactive and easy. I order my food and tip $5 on the app because there’s the option, but I always like to tip cash as well in any situation.

The driver arrives on time and we exchange a friendly banter for at least 2 minutes. He hands me the pizza and I hand him a 5’er. He rolls it in his hand in disgust as he looks up at me and completely changed his tone. I get the immediate impression I’m about 10 years behind and he’s somehow offended.

How much do you tip your pizza man? It’s a pizza, not a blowjob.


GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
5265 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
So he got a $10 tip for a $12 pizza?
This post was edited on 3/3 at 9:38 pm


GEAUXmedic
LSU Fan
Premium Member
Member since Nov 2011
40848 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
frick him. $5 is good enough. I'm not the only one he's dropping off at a time, guaranteed, and he's already making at least minimum wage.


squid_hunt
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2021
2488 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
What special skills are involved in delivering pizza? How long did it take to get your food?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
590
TigerTatorTots
LSU Fan
The Safeshore
Member since Jul 2009
76802 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
$5 is more than enough for a pizza delivery


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1580
BrockLee
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2020
18 posts
 Online 

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
tree fiddy


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
813
Henry Jones Jr
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2011
58552 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
Happened to me the other night when I picked up food at a restaurant. I don't tip anything because nobody is providing me table service. But, like yourself, the girl checking me out changed her tone towards me. frick that and frick tipping unless it's delivered or table service


Eat Your Crow
caught beneath the landslide
Member since May 2017
4941 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
If I tipped $5 on the app then I'm not giving the driver shite when they arrive.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1400
Overwatch
Member since Feb 2021
127 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
"tip"?? for what, doing his JOB that he agreed to accept?

I tip based on someone exceeding what's expected of them not for meeting the minimum threshold.



This post was edited on 3/3 at 9:48 pm


LSUtiger89
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
2135 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
I had a waitress get mad at me when I gave a $5 tip on a $17 bill from Steak and shake. That’s almost a 30% tip. I don’t know what some people expect.


Jon A thon
Member since May 2019
332 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
Screw that. I waited tables and delivered food in college. I never really felt tips for delivery were dependent on order value unless it was just a huge quantity order.
When waiting tables, a higher bill most likely meant a little more attention and service. Delivery is the same drive and drop off no matter what, plus you get a much higher turnover. If I got 2 bucks, I was fine and getting stiffed sucked, but wasn't as bad as when waiting tables.


squid_hunt
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2021
2488 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
quote:

I had a waitress get mad at me when I gave a $5 tip on a $17 bill from Steak and shake.


You tipped at a burger joint. You're nicer than I am.


Tuscaloosa
New York Yankees Fan
4x Award Winning SECRant user
Member since Dec 2011
34786 posts
 Online 

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
quote:

Happened to me the other night when I picked up food at a restaurant. I don't tip anything because nobody is providing me table service. But, like yourself, the girl checking me out changed her tone towards me. frick that and frick tipping unless it's delivered or table service


At many restaurants, the people in charge of to-go are relying on tips just like waitresses are, and they’re tasked with putting together the order, verifying it’s correct, making any side salads, gathering condiments, bagging it, etc.

Often times it’s the bartender who is tasked with all that. So they have to walk away from their nearly guaranteed income to take several minutes to put those orders together.

I don’t think it’s necessary to tip 20% for to-go orders, obviously, but tipping something should be a no brainer, because they’re providing a service and mostly aren’t getting paid for their effort by the establishment.

As a former bartender who was tasked with and dealt with all of the above, I would encourage you to consider 10% or so. That’s the accepted “norm.”


Buckeye06
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
20355 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
quote:

Happened to me the other night when I picked up food at a restaurant


I've heard from people who have worked at restaurants that there is a tip expectation involved in pick up. I have always felt as you do


TigerOnTheMountain
US Navy Fan
Higher Elevation
Member since Oct 2014
21758 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
You tip at a fast food restaurant? No wonder society is broken.


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
33843 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
I tip a few dollars for takeout but not like dine in service. Maybe 10%.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
191
Tuscaloosa
New York Yankees Fan
4x Award Winning SECRant user
Member since Dec 2011
34786 posts
 Online 

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
quote:

I tip based on someone exceeding what's expected of them not for meeting the minimum threshold.


This question isn’t specific to pizza delivery, but at restaurants - what would you consider the minimum threshold of quality expected of someone being paid $2.13 per hour?


PiscesTiger
Seton Hall Fan
Concrete, WA
Member since Feb 2004
48708 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
He can get in line. Pizza is a service that may be a bit undervalued, but plenty of others can take his place.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
41
SEClint
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans, LA/Portland, OR
Member since Nov 2006
39364 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
Maybe he wanted sex


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
251
squid_hunt
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2021
2488 posts

re: Did I Undertip the Pizza Man? I Guess Times Have Changed
quote:

what would you consider the minimum threshold of quality expected of someone being paid $2.13 per hour?


How much do they want to get tipped?


Jump to page
Page 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
Jump to page
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 12next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram